Reviews Of Becoming American
The facts that Ghadar presents throughout the book, backed by his experience as
founding director of Penn State's Center for Global Business Studies and distinguished
scholar and senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in
Washington, DC, make his call to action hard to ignore. Immigration policies rooted in
common sense, he says, will—in the long run—benefit the United States as well as the 42
million immigrants who call this country home.
Maureen Harmon, Harvard Business School Alumni Bulletin
Becoming American, a timely new book from Professor Fariborz Ghadar of Penn
State Smeal College of Business, emphasises the importance of sound and sustainable
immigration policies for the future economic success of the US, and carries a message
applicable to a wide global audience... Ghadar, himself an immigrant, offers a series of
accounts of his own family’s and other individual immigrants’ successful progress. This
personal approach makes his book enjoyable to read — but fundamentally this is a book
based on hard facts.
An American by choice, Fariborz Ghadar offers an unblinking perspective on the
challenges and aspirations of immigrants, weaving together concrete analysis and
personal narrative into an insightful book with useful policy prescriptions.
— John Hamre, CEO of the Center for Strategic & International Studies
Dr. Ghadar, a renowned authority on future trends, captures in his book Becoming
American the importance of sound and sustainable immigration policies for the future
economic success of the United States. The analysis of historical immigration policies
and their impact on America are insightful and well documented. The 21st
needs of our country also highlight the demands of new technologies, industries and
clusters and the talent necessary for the United States to be competitive on a global
basis. Appropriate and common sense immigration policies can make this a reality. Dr.
Ghadar’s book should be read by every member of Congress before making any decision
on immigration policies.
James C. Boland, Retired Vice Chairman of Ernst & Young, Chairman of JobsOhio
Fariborz Ghadar passes the torch to his reader in this book. After reading it, you cannot
help but be further enlightened and inspired to have a voice in one of the most important
debates of our times.
Laura Kohler, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Kohler Co.
For policy makers, business leaders, and American citizens, immigration reform is
one of the defining issues of our time. In turns both personal and analytical, remaining
factual and well-argued throughout, Fariborz Ghadar’s Becoming American makes
the case for common sense immigration policies and practices that will not only help
strengthen America’s economy and role as world leader, but will also help millions of
prospective immigrants and their families start making more out of their lives today, and
for generations to come.
Law Professor Blogs Network
In addition to writing Becoming American, FG has also published articles on the topic of immigration:
Immigrants fill the gaps: They tend to be either highly educated or willing to work low-
wage jobs, explains Penn State’s Fariborz Ghadar
- The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Immigration reform: An issue Congress cannot afford to overlook
- The Hill
Attracting educated immigrants will ensure economic prosperity
- PennLive & The Patriot News
Dispel the immigration myths