David Abalos, professor emeritus at Seton Hall University and visiting professor in the Politics Department at Princeton University, will speak at the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Before Business Breakfast meeting on Wednesday, November 19, at the Nassau Club, 6 Mercer Street, Princeton. His topic: “The Impact of Hispanic Immigration on the Economy of the Princeton Region.”
The meeting will begin with registration and networking at 7:30 a.m. followed by Professor Abalos’s presentation and will conclude at 9:15 a.m. Cost to attend is $20 for Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce members and $30 for non-members. Reservations in advance are required and can be made at www.princetonchamber.org or by calling 609-924-1776.
Professor Abalos has lectured and written extensively on multicultural gender scholarship and on Latinas and Latinos in the U.S from the perspective of a politics of transformation. He has published the following books, “Latinos in the United States, the Sacred and Political,” “The Latino Family, and the Politics of Transformation,” and “Strategies of Transformation toward a Multicultural Society: Fulfilling the Story of Democracy.”
Professor Abalos served as a Faculty Fellow for the State of New Jersey to develop multicultural scholarship. In recognition of his work in the classroom, Professor Abalos was chosen by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education as New Jersey Professor of the Year, 1987-1988 and was also the recipient of a National Gold Medalist Award as one of the top ten outstanding university professors in the nation.
“The Chamber is excited to learn more about the differences that strengthen our communities from a respected academic such as Professor Abalos”, said the Chamber’s Interim President and CEO, Adam Perle. “We look forward to continuing the personal and professional development of our members through interesting and informative programs.”
David Abalos received his B.A. from the University of Toronto, an M.A. from Marquette University and his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary.