Event Title

The Three U.S.-Mexico Border Wars: An Update

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North America is pulled in two different directions: reaffirmation of the nation-state, with implications for border controls, or the inevitability of globalization with its particular meaning for border flows. Twenty years after NAFTA, the three countries of North America have failed to take advantage of a unique historical opportunity to move the status of borders from lines of defense and opposition to lines of encounter and institutionalized cooperation. Border structures are ever more rigid; vested interests in border closing still growing; and political leadership lacking. Overlooked are the lives of tens of millions of people who have had their economic prosperity curtailed, mobility truncated, and sense of security upset by unprecedented deployment of technology and force, both of which are channeled into controlling rather than efficiently managing our borders.

About the Lecturer: Tony Payan, PhD, Political Science professor at University of Texas, El Paso

Document Type

Event

Start Date

22-5-2014 12:00 PM

End Date

22-5-2014 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

U.S.-Mexico border, Border controls, Border flows

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Language

English

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video/mp4

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May 22nd, 12:00 PM May 22nd, 1:15 PM

The Three U.S.-Mexico Border Wars: An Update

Fairhaven College Auditorium

North America is pulled in two different directions: reaffirmation of the nation-state, with implications for border controls, or the inevitability of globalization with its particular meaning for border flows. Twenty years after NAFTA, the three countries of North America have failed to take advantage of a unique historical opportunity to move the status of borders from lines of defense and opposition to lines of encounter and institutionalized cooperation. Border structures are ever more rigid; vested interests in border closing still growing; and political leadership lacking. Overlooked are the lives of tens of millions of people who have had their economic prosperity curtailed, mobility truncated, and sense of security upset by unprecedented deployment of technology and force, both of which are channeled into controlling rather than efficiently managing our borders.

About the Lecturer: Tony Payan, PhD, Political Science professor at University of Texas, El Paso