UCLA professor shares America’s experiences in tapping immigrants to drive development
ALHOSN University, recently hosted a lecture entitled ‘Inclusion as an Engine for Economic Growth: An American Experiment’ delivered by Dr. Nelson Lim, a Senior Social Scientist at RAND Corporation and a professor at the University of California in Los Angeles.
Dr. Lim is an expert in racial inequality, immigration, strategic human resource management, and strategic diversity management in large organizations. In his afternoon presentation delivered at ALHOSN’s American Corner, Dr. Lim discussed how America’s ability to harness the potentials of its immigrants to drive economic growth has made it a model of development. He cautioned that emerging countries that do not attract and include immigrants into their society would be passing up on major growth opportunities.
“The concept of inclusion has become a major topic especially for emerging countries such as the UAE, which accommodates a large multicultural population. Dr. Lim has provided us with valuable insights on how immigrants should be positioned in our country’s development frameworks with America as a template for success. The lecture complements our university’s pursuit of ‘global knowledge with local vision’,” said Prof. Abdul Rahim Sabouni, Vice Chancellor and CEO, ALHOSN University.