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October 25, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Nov. 23/10 - Comparative Citizenship Laws: Recent Transformations

CCIS Research Seminar Series

                    CCIS Research Seminar Series


                    Comparative Citizenship Laws: Recent Transformations

                    Patrick Weil

                    Director of the Center for the Study of Immigration, Integration and Citizenship Policies

                    University of Paris, Pantheon-Sorbonne


                    Tuesday, November 23 at 2:00 pm

                    Eleanor Roosevelt College Administration Building

                    Conference Room 115, First Floor


Patrick Weil is a Visiting Professor of Law and Robina Foundation International Fellow at Yale Law School and a senior research fellow at the French National Research Center in the University of Paris, Pantheon-Sorbonne.  Professor Weil's work focuses on comparative

immigration, citizenship, and Church States law and policy.  His most recent publications are How to be French?  A Nationality in the Making since 1789, from Duke University Press, "Why the French La´citÚ is Liberal, Cardozo Law Review, June 2009, Vol. 30, Number 6, 2699-2714 and (with

Son-Thierry Ly), "The Anti-racist Origins of the American Immigration Quota System." Social Research, Volume 77, Number 1 (Spring 2010) pp.45-79.

                    Dr. Weil has worked extensively with the French government including participation in a 2003 French Presidential Commission on secularism, established by Jacques Chirac, and preparation of a report on immigration and nationality policy reform for Prime Minister Lionel Jospin

in 1997 which led to the implementation of new immigration laws adopted the following year.  Dr. Weil also holds an appointment as Professor at the Paris School of Economics.

                    These seminars are open to all members of the UCSD community, as well as faculty and students from other universities and the general public. For directions to CCIS, please visit our website. For further information, please contact Ana Minvielle at or


                    Center for Comparative Immigration Studies

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