Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Roundtable: "The People, Economics, and Policy of Central American Migration"

Thu, January 30, 2020 | Texas Union Building, Santa Rita Room, 3.502

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This roundtable will explore the timely topic of Central American migration, with a special emphasis on the effects of large-scale migration on the region itself. Our two invited external discussants, Sr. Norma Pimentel and Dr. Manuel Orozco, will discuss the human costs and benefits of migration. Our internal panelists, Stephanie Leutert and Gordon Dee Smith, will explore migration’s ramifications from the perspectives of policy and security not just in the United States, but also from the points of view of the sending countries.

Presented by the Cátedra Ernesto Cardenal, which sponsors a yearly event highlighting Central America, a region of Latin America that is central to LLILAS Benson’s collections and programmatic offerings.

Participants will be Sister Norma Pimentel, Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley; Manuel Orozco, Inter-American Dialogue; Stephanie Leutert, Strauss Center for International Security and Law (LBJ School); Gordon Dee Smith, Strategic Insight Group.

Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Paloma Díaz.

To RSVP and receive event updates via Facebook, visit Central American Migration.

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