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Julian Aguilar, Annie Hartnett, John Davidson, and Andrea Valdez

  • November 06, 2019
  • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
  • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705


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Perspectives on Immigration in America: A Panel Discussion

Join us for a panel discussion featuring four experts working in immigration today: Julian Aguilar of Texas Tribune, Annie Hartnett of the Sierra Club, John Davidson of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, and Andrea Valdez of the Texas Observer. Each will bring their own unique perspective on the state of immigration policy at the Southern border. Join us for what is sure to be a lively and balanced discussion!

About Our Speakers:

Andrea Valdez: Andrea Valdez is the editor in chief of the Texas Observer. Previously she served as the editor of WIRED.com and Texas Monthly's website. She wrote the book How to be a Texan: The Manual. She lives in Austin.

Julian Aguilar: Julian Aguilar reports on politics and border affairs from the Texas-Mexico border. His focuses include immigration reform and enforcement, voter ID, international trade, border security, and the drug trade. His political coverage has included local, legislative and congressional races in Texas, as well as local and national elections in Mexico.

Annie Hartnett: Annie Hartnett is a writer, activist, volunteer with the Sierra Club Borderlands Team, and Editorial Director of Why Are You Marching, Texas? Previously, she has published essays and op-eds in Salon, the Austin American Statesman, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, among others. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Texas State University

John Davidson: John Davidson is a senior fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Davidson began his career in journalism, and has worked for a wide variety of publications and media companies. Before joining the Foundation in 2012 as director of the Center for Health Care Policy, he was Executive Editor for Issue Media Group, where he oversaw 19 weekly publications in the U.S. and Canada covering the creative economy, business innovation, and urban development.


6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

7:50am - Speaker Introduction

8:20am - Q&A

8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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