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Diasporas: A Political Salon with Bryan Lozano

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 6:30pm
Photo courtesy of Ryan Rodrick Beiler / Shutterstock.com

World Policy presents:

Diasporas Driving Host Country Agendas
A Political Salon with Bryan Lozano

Tuesday, October 16,
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This event is by invitation only.

 

 

Filipino American journalist Jose Antonio Vargas galvanized a movement when he "outed" his undocumented status in a cover article in the New York Times Magazine. Thousands of other young undocumented immigrants then went public, helping to catalyze the presidential executive order that could give temporary legal status to 1.7 million young people whose parents had brought them to the United States without papers when they were children. Diaspora groups from other countries have pushed – both successfully and not – to affect other US policies, such as military aid to their home countries. In this Political Salon, Bryan Lozano will discuss the impact that these diaspora groups, particularly younger generations, are having on the politics and policies of their adopted counties. What methods and channels do they use? How are they funded? What issues do they care about most?

About the Speaker

Bryan Lozano is a founding member and current Executive Director of Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UniPro), an organization created to build platforms for the global Pilipino diaspora to share stories and collaborate in order to build a greater cohesive community. As a community builder, he has been integral in designing programming to foster collaboration including UniPro’s multinational summit participated in by international, national and local Pilipino based organizations. UniPro has since been recognized by the White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islander and has developed partnerships with institutions, businesses and community based organizations across the country. He was recently awarded the prestigious Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs in New York City. Bryan has worked for major businesses, labor unions, NGOs and government initiatives.

About the Sponsors

The World Policy Institute is a non-partisan center for global thought leadership focused on emerging challenges, thinkers, and solutions. World Policy fellows, events, policy development and media outreach, alongside our flagship World Policy Journal, provide a forum for solution-directed policy analysis and debate in support of a sustainable market economy, effective governance, and broadened security strategies.

The Political Salon - organized by Steve Sokol since 2003 to promote dialogue among the next generation of leaders in business, policy, and the media - regularly convenes a diverse group of young professionals to discuss a range of foreign policy issues and global affairs. Attendees are diverse in terms of nationality, profession, and political persuasion.

With special thanks the Heinrich Böll Foundation for supporting the Political Salon.

       

 

[Photo courtesy of Ryan Rodrick Beiler / Shutterstock.com]

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