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TitleUSD Hosts Dr. Denise Dresser at Trans-Border Institute
ContactMelissa Wagoner
Contact E-mailmwagoner, at
Contact Phone619-260-4659 x4

Address Part of the Annual Sister Sally Furay Lecture

SAN DIEGO, CA—The Trans-Border Institute (TBI) at the University of San Diego (USD) is hosting Dr. Denise Dresser as part of the annual Sister Sally Furay Lecture. The conference will be held on May 3, 2012 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Dr. Denise Dresser has been named one of the 300 most influential people in Mexico by the magazine Líderes Mexicanos. She is an award winning journalist, scholar and one of Mexico’s most renowned political commentators. Dr. Dresser will comment on Mexico’s 2012 presidential elections, candidates and their campaign dynamics as well as the implications of a PRI win, in the context of the country's "war on drugs". She will also address the structural factors that have made democratic consolidation and economic reforms difficult to carry out, turning Mexico into a country that seems condemned to sub-par economic performance.

WHO: Dr. Denise Dresser

WHAT: TBI’S Sister Sally Furay Lecture & Private Reception

WHERE: The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
            5998 Alcala Park
            San Diego, CA 92110

WHEN: May 3, 2012

          5:00-6:00 P.M. PRESS AVAILABILITY
          KIPJ room 247
          6:00-7:00 P.M. PRIVATE RECEPTION
          KIPJ room G & Terrace
          7:00-8:30 P.M. LECTURE
          KIPJ Theatre

To RSVP for the lecture or private reception, please email Vivien Francis at or (619) 260-2299.

Founded in 1994, TBI promotes understanding, dialogue, and cooperation between the United States and Mexico, addresses challenges and opportunities that spring from the bi-national relationship, and advances common interests along the US-Mexico border. Our primary areas of focus include security and the rule of law, sustainable economic development, migration and immigration policy, and cross-border collaboration and understanding.

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