The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities is pleased to announce that David Dyssegaard Kallick, Director of the Immigration Research Initiative at the Fiscal Policy Institute since 2007, will be presenting at the 2016 CUMU Conference’s Opening Keynote.The Fiscal Policy Institute works to improve public policies and private practices to better the economic and social conditions in a society that values shared prosperity.

David Dyssegaard Kallick spent eight years as the editor of Social Policy magazine and served as a Senior Fellow at the Preamble Center prior to joining the FPI in 2001. He continues to comment in the media, and his works are published in esteemed media outlets including the New York Times, Daily News, and Newsday. He has also written groundbreaking reports on the economic contribution of immigrants, the overall impact and role of immigrant business workers, and how these businesses have helped revitalize cities across the country.

David Dyssegaard Kallick’s keynote speech, titled “Can Immigrants Revitalize America’s Shrinking Cities?” will take place on Monday, October 24th from 8:30-10:00 AM at our 22nd Annual CUMU Conference: Charting the Future of Metropolitan Universities in Washington, D.C. His speech will explain why institutions in urban and metropolitan areas are struggling with a tax base that can not support them, and how cities rebounding with growing populations of immigrants are agents of change in supporting a multicultural revitalization of central cities.