Event: “Trilateral Border Issue Symposium,” March 18-19, ASU

February 26, 2013

Border fence by couchlearnerWith border security front and center in national debate, a symposium co-hosted by ASU intends to link that issue to mutual economic security among the United States, Canada and Mexico – the largest trading bloc in the world – and how both issues impact Arizona’s business community. The March 18-19 event is being organized by ASU’s North American Center for Transborder Studies (NACTS) at the university’s Downtown Phoenix campus and the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel.

“Trilateral Border Issue Symposium” will provide a forum for scholars, practitioners, business organizations and government officials from all three countries to examine and evaluate cross-border trade challenges facing Arizona business owners. By comparing and contrasting a wide range of activities on the U.S. northern and southern borders, participants from places including Mexico City, Ottawa and Washington, D.C., should come away with greater insight into solving border problems both north and south, said Rick Van Schoik, NACTS director.

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NACTS Releases Conference Report on U.S.-Mexico Trade

January 29, 2013

mexico-usa-flag-montageReport, January 2013

The North American Center for Transborder Studies (NACTS) at Arizona State University, in partnership with the United States Department of Commerce, held the inaugural conference “Realizing the Economic Strength of Our 21st Century Border: Trade, Education and Jobs” on September 23-25, 2012 at the Fiesta Resort Conference Center in Tempe, Arizona. Throughout three days of discussion panels, private and public sector leaders from the U.S. and Mexico met to discuss current issues regarding the almost 2,000-mile-long border that unites both countries. Guest speakers such as Rep. Henry Cuellar, 28th District of Texas; Mayor Greg Stanton, City of Phoenix; Rep. Raúl Grijalva, 7th District of Arizona; and Gov. Susana Martínez, New Mexico highlighted the importance of the U.S. relationship with Mexico and called for cooperation from both countries to improve the border region and focus on the important issues such as trade, education and jobs.

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