Pathway to the American Dream: Immigration Policy in the 21st Century
An examination of the complex issue of immigration in 21st century America.
Introduction: Ben Barnes, Former Lieutenant Governor of Texas
Brian D. Sweany is a senior executive editor at Texas Monthly, where he began his career in journalism as an intern in 1996. Born in Richardson and raised in Plano, Sweany earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of North Texas, in Denton, and a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Sweany has also worked as an assistant professor in the journalism department at Ithaca College, in New York, and as a senior... Read More →
Former Governor of Mississippi
Haley Barbour, Founding Partner of BGR Group, returned to BGR in January 2012 after serving two consecutive terms as Governor of Mississippi, including two years as the Chairman of the Republican Governors Association (RGA).
Governor Barbour began his political career in 1968, dropping out of college to work on Richard Nixon’s presidential campaign; in 1976, he ran Gerald Ford’s fall campaign in the Southeast. In 1982, he ran for U.S. Senate in Mississippi but ultimately lost to... Read More →
Mayor of San Antonio
A San Antonio native, Mayor Julián Castro is the youngest mayor of a Top 50 American city. First elected on May 9, 2009, Mayor Castro was re-elected to a third term in 2013. Mayor Castro has focused on attracting well-paying jobs in 21st century industries, positioning San Antonio to be a leader in the New Energy Economy and raising educational attainment across the spectrum.
Mayor Castro is a member of the Inter-American Dialogue, an Aspen Institute-Rodel Fellow, and... Read More →
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