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International Borders Conference moves to NMSU Wednesday, March 29

Nearly 350 academic researchers and government experts from 30 different countries will discuss health issues and ethnic, cultural and religious boundaries at New Mexico State University on Wednesday, March 29, the third day of the four-day "Lineae Terrarum: International Borders Conference."


ference is designed to create constructive dialogue between researchers/scholars and border policymakers.

Wednesday's sessions will be held in various rooms throughout Corbett Center. Experts from 16 universities in the U.S. will join academicians and government experts from Mexico, Canada, Nigeria, France, Colombia, Italy, Spain, India, Finland, Latvia, Slovenia, Venezuela, Poland, Israel and Lithuania to discuss public health and public action, gender violence as a health problem, local government responses to immigrants, educational experiences on the U.S.-Mexico border, stability and instability on international borders and other issues.

The conference kicked off at the University of Texas at El Paso today, moves to the Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez (UACJ) tomorrow, and will conclude at UTEP on Thursday, March 30.

The conference is a collaborative effort among NMSU, UTEP, UACJ and El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, also in Juarez.

More information about the conference can be found at http://research.utep.edu/lineaeterrarum.

Bob Nosbisch
March 27, 2006