Kennesaw State hosts fourth conference on immigration to the Southeast

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 Confab emphasizes policy analysis, conflict management and solutions that promote economic…

Georgia (Oct 12, 2012) Confab emphasizes policy analysis, conflict management and solutions that promote economic and social growth in Georgia and region

KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct. 12, 2012) — Kennesaw State University’s Center for Conflict Management will host a conference Oct. 18-20 examining policies and seeking solutions to economic and social issues related to the rapid growth of immigrants to the Southeast. Seven of the 10 states experiencing the highest increase in immigrants from 2000-2009 are in the Southeast.


The Fourth Conference on Immigration to the Southeast: Policy Analysis and Conflict Management will bring together scholars who will present papers and participate in panels discussions designed to promote understanding and management of problems associated with immigration/migration. The emphasis is on finding practical and realistic solutions that promote economic growth and social strength in Georgia and the Southeast. A culminating roundtable discussion will consider the creation of a multidisciplinary migration/immigration association for the Southeast. Sessions are open to the public.


More than 75 scholars and officials of governmental and non-governmental agencies from Georgia, the Southeast and across the U.S., as well as Canada, Nigeria and Mexico, will participate as panelists, moderators and plenary and keynote speakers.  


Oct. 18-20


Kennesaw State’s Continuing Education Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144

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 Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 80 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing population of 24,100 students from more than 130 countries.

The Fourth Conference on Immigration to the Southeast is co-sponsored by the Kennesaw State University Center for Conflict Management; the Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies at the University of South Carolina; and the Centro de Investigaciones Sobre America del Norte of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Contributing sponsors include the Institute for Global Initiatives; the College of Humanities and Social Sciences; the KSU Shaw Industries Endowed Chair of History; and the KSU Maya Heritage Community Project.

The Center for Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University is a unit of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Center collaborates with the university’s Master of Science in Conflict Management (MSCM) and the Ph.D. in International Conflic t Management (INCM) programs.  




A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit