International Institute Director Eva Hassett to Discuss Immigration at Medaille

Medaille College will host a presentation by Eva Hassett, executive director of the International Institute of Buffalo, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, at the Main Building lecture hall. The latest event in Medaille’s Buffalo’s Future series is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. A welcome reception will be held at 5:30 p.m.

Hassett will address the economic impact of immigration on Western New York. The presentation will include discussion of the economic consequences of immigration decisions and the benefits of introducing immigrants and refugees into the culture of the community. Hassett will discuss their contributions to the workforce and in taxes, as well as the social value of immigrants and refugees to the area.

Prior to her work at the International Institute, Hassett served as administration and finance commissioner and chief of staff to the Mayor of Buffalo. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and a master’s of business administration from the Yale University School of Management.

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