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(Feb. 28, 2011)--Scholars from Mexico and the United States will present a two-day conference, "Bilateral Perspectives on Mexican Migration: Demographic, Economic and Incorporation Trends," from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 3 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, March 4, in the Durango Building Southwest Room (1.124) at the UTSA Downtown Campus.

Free and open to the public, panel discussions at the conference will include:

  • Historical look at migration
  • Legal aspects of migration
  • Family, education and health issues
  • Rationale behind migration
  • Transnationalism vs. incorporation
  • Trends in migration studies

"This conference is very important because it represents a great opportunity to hear some of the leading experts from the U.S. and Mexico talk about the controversial issue of migration," said Harriett Romo, director of the UTSA Mexico Center and professor of sociology.

Panels will be led by prominent political scientists, demographers, economists, sociologists and educators including Jorge Durand, Universidad de Guadalajara; Silvia Pedraza, University of Michigan; Ruben Rumbaut, University of California Irvine; Silvia Nunez, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico; and Pia Orrenius, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. UTSA faculty members will moderate the panel discussions.

For more information, call 210-458-2923, e-mail Olivia Lopez or visit the UTSA Mexico Center website.

>> Download a flier on the "Bilateral Perspectives on Mexican Migration" conference with the schedule of panel discussions.

 

 

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