Monday, October 13th – Symposium starts at 12:30pm
Malamud Room at the Weaver Center, Institute of the Americas – UC San Diego
The half-day symposium will begin with Lunch at 12:30 PM with Ernest De Lucas, Director of the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME); Andrew O’Brien, Special Representative from the US Department of State; and Mexico’s Consul General in San Diego, Remedios Gómez Arnau. Panels on the CaliBaja cross-border business community and the Oaxacan diaspora in San Diego will follow.
This event is sponsored by the Institute for Mexicans Abroad and is co-hosted by the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, the Institute of the Americas and the Scholars Strategy Network. It is part of a larger series of events that aim to include university campuses in the efforts of the International Diaspora Engagement Alliance to highlight the role of diaspora communities and to engage with them in collaborative efforts with the private sector, civil society and public institutions to support economic and social development.