USD Hosts Dr. Denise Dresser at Trans-Border Institute

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.

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.