(March 1, 2010)--The UTSA Mexico Center and the UTSA Department of Political Science and Geography will host a conference, "Trans-Atlantic Perspectives: Cross Border Impacts, Border Security and Socio-Political Responses," from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday-Friday, March 4-5 in the Durango Building Southwest Room (1.124) at the UTSA Downtown Campus.
The inaugural international conference, free and open to the public, will feature some of the top migration scholars representing the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Poland, Morocco, Netherlands, Turkey, Mexico and the United States. The experts will provide a comparative analysis of the economic and social impact of immigration and emigration in the Americas, Europe and Africa.
"This conference will promote research ideas and interactions between some of the top scholars in migration and help UTSA's international efforts to increase collaborations with faculty and students overseas," said Richard Jones, UTSA professor of political science and geography and conference organizer. "We also hope to generate valuable information to show policy makers some of the realities of migration as separated from the popular perceptions of it."
Sessions will feature 20-minute presentations followed by short question-and-answer sessions.
Scheduled discussion topics and presenters include:
The conference is sponsored by the UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts, the Department of Political Science and Geography and the UTSA Mexico Center in collaboration with the Fundacion Cuidadania y Valores.
For more information, contact Olivia Lopez at 210-458-2923.
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