Robert Teranishi, co-director of the Institute for Immigration, Globalization and Education at UCLA, will be the keynote speaker at the Phi Beta Delta Winter Banquet on Thursday, March 16.
The banquet, which will also include induction of new members, will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Santos Manuel Student Union Events Center A. Tickets are $25 for faculty and staff and $5 for students (please RSVP to Rika Dawson at email@example.com).
In addition to his role as director of the Institute for Immigration, Globalization and Education Teranishi is a professor of social science and comparative education and the Morgan and Helen Chu Endowed Chair in Asian American Studies, also at UCLA.
His research is broadly focused on race, ethnicity, and the stratification of college opportunity. His work has been influential to federal, state, and institution policy related to college access and affordability.
Teranishi has provided congressional testimony regarding the Higher Education Reauthorization Act and No Child Left Behind, informed state policy decisions related to selective college admissions, and his research has been solicited to inform U.S. Supreme Court decisions on affirmative action and school desegregation.
Prior to his appointment at UCLA, he served as a professor at New York University and the University of Pennsylvania. In 2015, former President Barack Obama appointed Teranishi as a member on the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Services.
The Phi Beta Delta Winter Banquet is sponsored by the Center of International Studies and Programs, the College of Extended Learning, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration.
For more information on Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars, Gamma Lambda Chapter, call (909) 537-5913, or visit the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society website.
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