WHO: Emily Owens
Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology
WHAT: Penn Lightbulb Café, "Immigration Policy, Informality and Criminal Behavior"
WHEN: Tuesday, June 17, 6-7 p.m.
WHERE: World Cafe Live Upstairs, 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia
How does the perception of some people of the “dangerous illegal immigrant” play out in the real world? Dr. Owens, an economist by training, will discuss what economic, criminal justice and census data have to say about the actual impact of immigration policy on underground markets and criminal behavior.
The talk is part of the Penn Lightbulb Café, a free public-lecture series presented by the School of Arts & Sciences and the Office of University Communications that takes arts, humanities and social-sciences scholarship out of the classroom for a night on the town. Each hour-long talk begins at 6 p.m. and is followed by an audience Q&A. Café events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Menu items will be available for purchase.