DC Digest – March 18, Immigration Roundtable
DUKE CO-HOSTS A ROUNDTABLE AND LUNCHEON DISCUSSION ON IMMIGRATION AND COMPETITIVENESS
Goodbye Global Innovators?
Understanding how America’s immigration and visa policies impact
innovation, competitiveness and entrepreneurship
March 28, 2013
9:30 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Kirby Reading Room
Duke University Fuqua School of Business
Directions and map: http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/documents/programs/campus_map.pdf
The Global Innovation Forum of the National Foreign Trade Council is organizing a discussion and lunch
in partnership with Duke University, The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce and The Partnership
for a New American Economy to explore policy issues surrounding the ability of the United States to
attract and retain top global talent, particularly students, entrepreneurs, researchers and high‐skilled
workers. The purpose is to convene students, faculty, entrepreneurs and business voices to understand
how current policies affect the business and education communities to inform better the debate
surrounding high‐skilled immigration and global mobility policies in Washington.
The conference will engage business leaders and senior government officials from the Research Triangle
area with select corporate executives, experts and government officials from Washington, DC in a
dialogue about the importance of public policy to innovation. It is meant to elicit stories about how
individual successes contribute to the U.S. economy, understand how current policies may prevent or
impede foreign‐born individuals from pursuing job‐creating activities in the United States, and attempt
to draw out a discussion of how the American Government and educational system can help enhance
the ability of foreign‐born individuals to contribute to the U.S. economy.
Participation is by invitation only and is free of charge thanks to the generous support of the General
Electric Foundation and partnership with Duke University.
See full invitation and agenda here: Immigration Roundtable