Assoc. Prof. Coen presents refugee policy research

UW-Green Bay Associate Professor Alise Coen (Political Science, Public & Environmental Affairs) presented her research on U.S. refugee policy to the Western Political Science Association last week. Her paper, “Terrorist Infiltrators, Gendered Threat, and the Specter of 9/11: U.S. Retreats from Refugee Responsibility-Sharing” was delivered as part of a virtual panel on Immigration Policy at the Western Political Science Association (WPSA) conference on Friday, April 2. More information about the conference is available on this WPSA website.

All Rise: A UW-Green Bay Civil Liberties Lecture Series starts next week

Join Attorney Shabnam Lotfi on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, from 6 to 7 p.m. for a free virtual lecture via Zoom. Shabnam is a University of Wisconsin Law School graduate who focuses on immigration law. She has worked with employers, families, students, exchange visitors, physicians, investors, and others on their immigration issues. She has also lobbied Congress for immigration reform and previously ran for Wisconsin State Assembly. For questions, please contact Elizabeth Wheat at or Nolan Bennett at



Executive order on immigration impacts UW-Green Bay international students

President Trump’s executive order on immigration sparked local news coverage and had UW-Green Bay speaking up about what it could mean for students, faculty and staff. Director of the Office of International Education, Brent Blahnik, fielded most of the calls. Though there are not any visiting students enrolled at UW-Green Bay from the seven Muslim-majority countries affected (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen), some international students and current residents who have family in those countries face uncertainty. See the stories:

International students face uncertainty, fear, Appleton Post-Crescent, Jan. 30

Travel ban leaves International students at UWGB uncertain about future, Fox 11, Jan. 30

Executive order on immigration hits close to home for local colleges, WBAY, Jan. 30

Trump’s ban sends signals, according to UWGB Prof. Emeritus Kraft, Village Sun Times, Jan. 30


Reminder: HR offers refresher training on the Form I-9

Human Resources is offering an hour-long session at 10 a.m. this Wednesday (March 11) in the Alumni A/B Rooms of the University Union. The training will review:
· The purpose of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
· The different sections of Form I-9
· Common errors
· Exploration of available resources

If you are unable to attend but would like training or additional information, please contact Human Resources at (920) 465-2390 or email.