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USF alumnus to speak on citizenship and immigration

TAMPA, Fla. -- University of South Florida alumnus Emilio Gonzalez, Ph.D. will be speaking at USF as part of the university’s Frontier Forum lecture series, presented by USF Phi Beta Alumni Faculty. Gonzalez’s lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in the Patel Center Auditorium. Gonzalez will discuss the United States immigration policy and security.

Appointed by President George Bush in 2005, Gonzalez led an organization of more than 17,000 federal and contract employees in charge of the efficiency of immigration benefits as he held the position of Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services within the Department of Homeland Security.

Born in Cuba, Gonzalez also was recognized as “One of the Most Influential Latinos in the Country” by Poder Magazine, People Magazine en Español, Latino Leaders, Hispanic Magazine and the Hispanic Business Magazine.

After earning his B.A. in international studies at USF, Gonzalez went on to earn M.A. degrees in Latin American studies from Tulane University and in strategic studies and national security affairs from the U.S. Naval War College. He received his Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Miami, where he also received the Graduate School Award for Academic Achievement.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Frontier Forum, presented by the USF Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Faculty and supported by the Office of the Provost and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, is part of the Frontiers of Knowledge. Founded in 2011 by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Frontiers of Knowledge is a collection of special events that showcase local, national and international experts on a broad range of topics that are currently on the public agenda.


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Author: D'Anna Fiorelli