Modeled after the popular TED Talks, BEN Talks give our acclaimed faculty 10 minutes each to deliver their “ideas worth sharing,” bringing to life the innovative vision and future of Penn Arts & Sciences. BEN Talks in New York City is an annual event hosted by Penn Arts and Sciences Overseer Dhan Pai, W’83, and his wife, Heena Pai, PAR’12, PAR’15.
This year's talk, "Immigration and Global Inequality," featured faculty Michael Jones-Correa, Presidential Professor of Political Science; Emilio Parrado, Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor and Chair of Sociology; and Tukufu Zuberi, Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations, Sociology, and Africana Studies. Introductory comments were given by NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell (CW’67), Chair of the Penn Arts and Sciences Board of Overseers and Penn Trustee Emerita.
Watch video excerpts from the event below or click here to preview the entire event including audience Q&A.
Introductory comments by Andrea Mitchell
Michael Jones-Correa, "The Breakdown of the Immigration Consensus"
Emilio Parrado, "Mexican Migration to the U.S.: History and New Realities"