Border Workshop/Jornadas Fronterizas, Nov. 11-12, 2011

The IC² Institute has paired with Espacio de Vinculación A.C. (EVAC) and Univision to organize a two-day workshop for college students from both sides of the Mexico-US border to examine the issues of immigration, security, and employment and to discuss innovative solutions in terms of entrepreneurship.

Download the workshop agenda

EVAC logoA select group of graduate as well as undergraduate level college students from a variety of majors will be chosen from the states of California, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas, as well as from the bordering states of Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Sonora and Tamaulipas to participate in this event. The participants will include approximately 40 students from the United States and 40 from Mexico.

The Border Workshop 2011 will be held Friday, November 11th and Saturday, November 12th at the Student Activity Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

These students will participate in a series of panel discussions with policy leaders who are involved with the Mexico-US border, and will have the opportunity to work together in small groups to discuss alternative solutions. In addition, members of the IC2 Institute will present the outcomes of their regional development programs in Chile, Mexico and Portugal.

The objective of the Border Workshop is to inspire students from both sides of the Mexico-US border to engage in entrepreneurial activities as a means of improving border relations through economic growth and job creation.

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For more information, please contact Rosemary French (rfrench@ic2.utexas.edu) of the IC² Institute.

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