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University of Wisconsin–Madison

On the Border and Beyond: Ethics and Immigration Reporting

2019 Fall Panel

Wednesday, September 25, 6:30 PM
Overture Center, 201 State Street, Madison, WI 53703
Free and open to the public



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Caitlin Dickerson, New York Times

Caitlin Dickerson is a national immigration reporter based in New York. Since joining The Times in 2016, she has broken news about the Trump administration’s family separation policy, immigrant arrests and deportations, asylum practices and health and safety standards inside immigration detention centers. She frequently appears as a guest on The Daily podcast, and has filled in as its host. Caitlin has earned a George Foster Peabody Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award for her reporting. She is a two-time finalist for the Livingston Award.

For The New York Times Magazine, she wrote about the real-life impact of fake news on a small town in Idaho that was turned upside down by anti-refugee activists who went on to hold key roles in the Trump administration.

Before joining The Times, her investigative reporting at NPR led to the creation of a 2017 law providing compensation to American veterans who had been used in secret experiments with mustard gas that were conducted by the United States military.

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Armando Ibarra, UW–Madison

Armando Ibarra is an Associate Professor in the Department of Labor Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He serves as Director of the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program, as a Faculty Latino Specialist for the Division of Extension, and is affiliate faculty in the Labor Center at UMASS-Amherst. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine, and holds a Master’s in Public Administration, and a B.A. in Sociology and Spanish. His research and fields of specialization are Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano/a and Latino/a working communities, social movements, community development, international labor migration, and community-based participatory applied research.

His most recent book, The Latino Question: Politics, Labouring Classes and the Next Left won the 2019 Best Book in Latino Politics by the Latino Caucus of the American Political Science Association.  Previous publications include, Man of Fire: Selected Writings of Ernesto Galarza, which received an Outstanding Academic Title Designation in Choice Reviews for Academic Libraries, a publication of the American Library Association. He has also published several peer-reviewed journal articles, applied research reports, news outlet commentary and two labor documentaries.

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Nissa Rhee, 90 Days, 90 Voices

Nissa Rhee is an award-winning journalist and executive director of the nonprofit immigration news outlet 90 Days, 90 Voices. In her decade-plus career, she has covered global issues as a producer at Chicago Public Radio, served as a foreign correspondent in South Korea and Vietnam, and reported on police abuse and gun violence in Chicago. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and a Master’s degree in International Studies from the University of Queensland.