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Second border conference at UABC, SDSU-IV on Oct. 4-5

September 16, 2001|STAFF REPORT

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.

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The conference continues at 9 a.m. Oct. 5 in the SDSU-IV library. Public policymakers and business executives from both sides of the border will speak on higher education, economic development and increased trade between the two countries. The conference will last until mid-afternoon and lunch will be served.

The conference is sponsored by SDSU-IV, UABC, the California Wellness Foundation, the Patiño Group, San Diego Dialogue, the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce and the California Center for Border and Regional Economic Studies.

There is a registration fee to attend the conference, which covers the cost of dinner and lunch. Until Sept. 20, the cost is $30. After that it is $40.

For more information contact SDSU-IV at 768-5591 or Dr. Estrella at UABC at (52-65) 52-59-11.

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