Roy Germano
Roy Germano, 2018 SI Keynote Speaker

Building Bridges, Not Walls: Immigration is dividing Americans like never before. Can we find common ground on this controversial issue? Roy Germano argues that we can. But to get there, we need some creative thinking and a better understanding of science, history, and the causes of mass migrations. This dynamic multimedia presentation draws on hundreds of interviews Dr. Germano has conducted in Mexico, Central America, and the United States and more than a decade of research on the immigration issue.

Roy Germano teaches courses on global migration at New York University. His new book is called Outsourcing Welfare: How the Money Immigrants Send Home Contributes to Stability in Developing Countries. He’s also the director of five documentaries, including the award-winning film The Other Side of Immigration and the documentary series Immigrant America. He’s contributed to news outlets like CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Univision, Telemundo, NPR, Vice News, Slate, The Los Angeles Times, and WNYC.