Dos Fronteras Report Presentation
Date and Time
Friday, November 30, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Conference Room I
San Diego, CA 92110
The Trans-Border Institute hosted a discussion of the publication "Dos Fronteras/2 Borders" with David Shirk, TBI director, alongside Joan Anderson, professor of economics here at the University of San Diego, and Olivia Ruiz, TBI senior analyst for Migration and Immigration Policy. The discussion summarized the findings of the collaboration between TBI and the Fundación Ciudadanía y Valores research on the comparisons between the U.S.-Mexican and Spanish-Moroccan border relations. The report focused on issues of trade and economics, migration, human rights, law, and development. The themes of interest that became present throughout the report were those of social, cultural, economic and political aspects of border relations.
Focusing on research from each one of the four countries' economic and human development records, interesting similarities between the two border regions were drawn. The gap between the U.S.-Mexican border has long been known, but the Dos Fonteras Report on the even larger Spanish-Moroccan border disparities brought to light a new area of inquiry. The discussion centered on the gap between developed and developing nations in particular within the context of interdependence and the demand and supply of labor.
To read the full Dos Fronteras/2 Borders report, please click here.