Immigration Policy: Current Crisis and Future Challenges

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

7:00pm, University Room, Maucker Union

Miriam Jordan is a senior special writer for The Wall Street Journal.  She writes about immigrants nationally from a grass-roots perspective.  She arrived in Los Angeles eight years ago, after spending most of her career in the developing world. 

She began in journalism in 1987 as a correspondent for Reuters News Agency and worked for the newswire in Mexico, Brazil and Israel, respectively, until December 1992.  From January 1993 through mid-2000, Ms. Jordan was a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal in Southeast Asia, based in Hong Kong, and then in India, based in New Delhi.  She was posted in Brazil between 2000 and 2003. 

Since returning to the U.S. in 2004, Ms. Jordan has received several awards for her coverage of immigrants; she was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2007 and 2009. 

Born in New York City, Ms. Jordan earned bachelors’ degrees in international relations and psychology from Stanford University and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.  She grew up in the United States and Brazil.  Miriam speaks Portuguese, Spanish, French and Hebrew.  She lives in LA with her husband, Jonathan Karp, who is also a journalist, and her 15-year-old twins, Maya and Daniel.