August 25 & 26, 2017: "Expanding Bridges and Overcoming Walls"

"Expanding Bridges and Overcoming Walls" held at UCSB Corwin Pavilion, will feature top scholars and policymakers from Mexico and the United States to initiate dialogue on state-of-the-art research and current events in immigration, trade, and U.S.-Mexico relations. It is hosted by UC Santa Barbara’s Broom Center for Demography, UC Los Angeles’s North America Integration and Development (NAID) Center, UCI Center for Research on International Migration, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS) and El Colegio de Mexico.
In addition to the scholarly panels for general admission only, we will feature keynote talks by leading policymakers in California and Mexico, providing interactions between scholarly production and policymaking on both sides of the border.  
The conference seeks to mobilize academics leaders in California and Mexico to develop cutting edge research on immigration, trade, economy, education and health.