In 1958, a young Israeli doctoral student came to Berkeley, California, to study psychology. He eventually spent most of his career in the U.S. The student’s name was Daniel Kahneman, and he helped to create the field of behavioral economics, won a Nobel Prize and became an inspiration to many Americans — from scholars and policy-makers to CEOs and baseball executives. American doctoral programs remain magnets for talent. Our universities attract the best and brightest from around the world, just as they did in 1958. The next generation of Danny Kahnemans are here now, not just in psychology, but in a wide variety of other fields. They can make our country stronger, and we should keep them in the U.S. if we can.
Immigration bill would help keep STEM grad students in the U.S. — but must include more majors,
Christopher L. Eisgruber & Robert J. Jones, ROI-NJ, April 7, 2021
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