The conference will feature a keynote address entitled, "Global Migration Crises -- Connecting History to Contemporary Politics," by Dr. Erika Lee, Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History and Director of the Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) of the University of Minnesota. Dr. Lee’s most recent book, The Making of Asian America: A History was published by Simon & Schuster in 2015 to wide acclaim and was reviewed in The New York Times, the New Yorker, and the LA Times, among other places.