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Public Lecture - "The Long Journey of Pandit Mehar: Beaumont's First Indian Immigrant"

November 25, 2019
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Reaud Executive Event Space, Wayne A. Reaud Building

Join us for a presentation by Dr. Daniel Chand, Lamar alum and Associate Professor of Political Science at Kent State University, where he studies and teaches immigration policy. Recently, his research has taken a personal turn. Dr. Chand will share the story of his own grandfather, an Indian immigrant whose journey brought him to Southeast Texas during a vexed period of Klan activity and anti-immigrant sentiment. We can’t wait to learn more about this rapidly developing research project!

Daniel E. Chand (“Danny”) received his Ph.D. in Public Policy in the Policy Management specialization at the University of Arkansas and has a master’s in Political Science with an emphasis in Community Development from Illinois State University. His research focuses on nonprofits in the policy process and the implementation of immigration policy. His current projects include a nationwide survey of immigrant-serving organizations and a field research project examining the effects of legal aid provided to detained immigrants, funded by the Russell Sage Foundation.

Prior to earning his Ph.D., he spent a number of years working with nonprofits on both development and advocacy projects. His experiences ranged from state-level lobbying with nonprofit public interests law firms, to working for political action committees (PACs), to implementing program evaluations for charitable associations. From 2006 through 2008, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Zambia.

Event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Center for History & Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast.

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