(February 11, 2009)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Immigration and Emigration Subject of Convocation March 19

Dr. Barry van Driel

Shreveport, La. — Attaway Fellow in Civic Culture Dr. Barry van Driel will present Immigration and Emigration in North America and Europe: Comparative Patterns, Challenges and Opportunities, Thursday, March 19 beginning at 11 a.m. in Kilpatrick Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Van Driel is the Secretary General of International Association of Intercultural Education, and the International Director for Curriculum Development, Anne Frank House. He is also the senior education consultant for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, works with the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, and is the Educational Advisor for the new Human Rights Museum in Santiago de Chile.

He holds a doctoral degree in Psychology of Culture and Religion, and is a member of the faculty at Oslo University College. Van Driel has authored and edited several books, including Variant Lifestyles, and most recently Confronting Islamophobia in Educational Practice (London 2005) and Challenging Homophobia (London 2007).

For more information about the event, contact Dr. Lisa Nicoletti, Chair of Art and Visual Culture and associate professor of art and visual culture at 318.869.5261.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in the Shreveport and Bossier City communities.