Roberto Suro

University of Southern California

Guest

Professor of Journalism at the University of Southern California and Director of its Tomás Rivera Policy Institute; author of Strangers Among Us: Latino Lives in a Changing America and Writing Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue; former Director of the Pew Hispanic Center

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