CANCELED - Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration

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An armchair discussion with Alfredo CorchadoJournalist, Mexico Bureau Chief, Dallas Morning News

Journalist Alfredo Corchado has covered the United States-Mexico border and migration for more than three decades. In a conversation with Katherine Corcoran, a former Associated Press bureau chief (Mexico and Latin America)  and the Kellogg Institute’s 2017-2018 Hewlett Fellow for Public Policy, he will discuss the border and his book Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018). In it, he examines integration, how Mexican Americans have changed the US, and what it means to be American by following the lives of four friends who first meet in a Mexican restaurant in Philadelphia in 1987: Corchado, then a Wall Street Journal reporter, along with an activist, an entrepreneur, and a lawyer/politician. Over the next 30 years, the four friends continue to meet, sharing their personal and professional milestones, as well as stories from their families on both sides of border.

A booksigning opportunity will take place after the conversation with copies of Homelands and his award-winning Midnight in Mexico available for purchase.

Corchado’s talk is cosponsored by the Institute for Latino Studies. A reception and book signing in the Great Hall of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies will follow. 


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Alfredo Corchado

Alfredo Corchado is a journalist and author who covers United States policy in Latin America and the US-Mexico border. He is the Mexico border correspondent for The Dallas Morning News, where he has covered issues including migration, Cuba, Mexico’s drug cartels, organized crime, and corruption for more than two decades. He previously reported for the Wall Street Journal and the El Paso Herald Post...
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