The Collaborative for Southern Appalachian Studies and the Office of Community Engagement are pleased to announce a lecture by Dr. Moira O’Neil, Senior Researcher and Director of Interpretation at the FrameWorks Institute. She will lecture on “The Challenge of Immigration Reform” on Monday, April 18, 2016 in Gailor Auditorium at 4:30 p.m.

As Senior Researcher and Director of Interpretation at the FrameWorks Institute, Dr. O’Neil works with an interdisciplinary team employing a range of methods to further public understanding of social issues. Frameworks’ work on social policy analysis led to their receipt in 2015 of a MacArthur Foundation Award for Creative & Effective Institutions. In her lecture, Dr. O’Neil will offer the results Frameworks’ research conducted over a period of five years, which addressed the questions of

  • How Americans think about immigration;
  • Why they think what they do; and
  • How advocates might best engage Americans in a discussion about immigration reform.

A reception will follow the lecture.