Rebecca Kobrin: For a smarter foreign policy, we need a smarter — and more moral — immigration policy
In an article published by The Washington Post, Rebecca Kobrin addresses the impact the US made by closing their doors on Jewish refugees over 80 years ago, denying them the opportunity to start new lives. Kobrin compares the treatment and actions of the US back then to the developing situations just south of the border today.
The Center for American Studies is pleased to announce that Professor Andrew Delbanco has been named the 2019 recipient of the Lionel Trilling Award for his book, The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War. The honorees are selected annually by a committee of Columbia College students that recognize faculty members for their contributions to academia and publishing.
Mythologized as the era of the "good war" and the "Greatest Generation," the 1940s are frequently understood as a more heroic, uncomplicated time in American history. Yet just below the surface, a sense of dread, alienation, and the haunting specter of radical evil permeated American art and literature.
Freedom and Citizenship Program
Beginning in 2009, the Center for American Studies has collaborated with the Roger Lehecka Double Discovery Center on a program that introduces high school students to college-level work in the humanities and prepares them for lives as informed, responsible citizens.