We are in the midst of the largest migratory wave in human history. What is the impact of globalization and immigration on businesses around the world? How do we educate newly arrived immigrant children? These are some of the major questions that Marcelo Suarez-Orozco addresses. A distinguished voice on immigration, globalization and education (separately and in relation to each other), he is the co-founder of the Harvard Immigration Projects, and has lectured around the world, including at the UN and the Vatican.
Suarez-Orozco is currently the Dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. He is the former Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education, at New York University. He has also been appointed Special Advisor to the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, The Hague, The Netherlands.
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Suarez-Orozco’s latest book, a re-release of Latinos: Remaking America, is a comprehensive study of the fastest-growing ethnic group in America; by mid-century Latinos will comprise a quarter of the country’s population. Suarez-Orozco’s Learning in a New Land: Immigrant Students in American Society—based on a five-year study of the lives, dreams, frustrations and ironies of hundreds of newly arrived children from the Caribbean, China, and Central America—recently won the prestigious Stone Award for 2008, for Best Book on Education. InLearning in the Global Era, a new anthology, he offers constructive approaches to educate a global generation of youth in a rapidly changing world.
A member of the National Academy of Education, Marcelo Suarez-Orozco has been a tenured professor at Harvard and a fellow at Stanford. His books, many of them co-authored, all of them path-breaking, include The New Immigration; Globalization: Culture and Education in the New Millennium; Latinos: Remaking America; Children of Immigration; and the award-winning Transformations: Immigration, Family Life, and Achievement Motivation Among Latino Adolescents.