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MPR broadcasts Institute discussion with Michael Lind

Morrison Family Director of the Institute for Freedom and Community Edmund Santurri (left) interviews political author and historian Michael Lind for a discussion on “Immigration and the New Class War.”

Minnesota Public Radio will air the St. Olaf College Institute for Freedom and Community’s recent conversation with political author and historian Michael Lind.

The “MPR News Presents” program will broadcast the discussion Wednesday, April 3, at noon and 9 p.m. Listeners can hear the broadcast live or listen to the archive on the MPR News broadcast web page.

The conversation, which was hosted by Morrison Family Director of the Institute for Freedom and Community Edmund Santurri, focused on Lind’s assertion that the nation’s immigration policy debate “is shaped by America’s large disparities in class, wealth and power.” The discussion is part of the Institute’s 2019 spring series, Who Is My Neighbor? Immigration, Freedom, and Community.

Lind is a co-founder of New America, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C., and has been an editor or staff writer for The New Yorker, Harper’s, The New Republic, and The National Interest. He is currently a visiting professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

Established at St. Olaf in 2014, the Institute for Freedom and Community encourages free inquiry and meaningful debate of important political and social issues. Through its range of programming for students, faculty, and the general public, the Institute offers a distinctive opportunity to cultivate civil discourse within the context of the liberal arts.

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