The second annual Conference on United States-Mexico border issues will be Oct. 4 and 5 at San Diego State University- Imperial Valley campus and Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.
The primary mission of the conference is to provide a forum for exchange of ideas among policymakers and scholars from the region. It will include the presentation of a limited number of academic papers.
The conference will open at 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at the library building at UABC in Mexicali. Transportation from the U.S. side will leave the SDSU-IV in Calexico at 2:15 p.m. Sessions on the economic development of the border and topical border issues will be presented at UABC.
At 7 p.m. the conference will have a dinner at the Casino Restaurant. The guest speaker will be Ernest Ruffo, presidential commissioner for the northern border for the Republic of Mexico.