Fulbright Lecture Series Opens to Broad Enthusiasm

The FLS 2008 opened with a very well attended lecture by Professor Murry Nelson from Penn State University. Some fifty students and colleagues gathered in the main lecture hall of the Albertina University Library to hear Nelson discuss the dynamics of American immigration since the later nineteenth century. Asian immigration to America provided the focus of the talk.

Professor Nelson has spent the year as the Laszlo Distinguished Professor of American Studies in Hungary at the University of Debrecen. His specialties include education and society, sports and society, and immigration and society.

Students asked several questions about differing American receptions of Asian immigration, and how the dynamics of Asian immigration to America have changed over time.

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