San Diego launch/presentation recap

QandA San Diego

Just an excellent event yesterday in San Diego at the U.S.-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership. Our launch and the presentation of the State of the Border Report were attended by over 70 people, and the feedback we received from the Mexican and Canadian Consulates and the stakeholders in the room on the report was very, very high quality. Indeed, the San Diego/Tijuana region stands out for its large, sophisticated group of binational stakeholders in numerous issue areas. Mexican Consul General María de los Remedios Gómez Arnau specifically mentioned the Cali-Baja Megaregion Initiative as an economic development model worthy of analysis in our next State of the Border Report. In addition, we think it is often a good idea to include perspectives on the U.S.-Canada bilateral relationship when talking about the U.S.-Mexico border. So Canadian Consul and Trade Commissioner Lisa Stockley’s comments on the enormous U.S.-Canada bilateral economic relationship were particularly on point for the report, which emphasizes the sheer enormity of the U.S.-Mexico economic relationship, now at over a half trillion dollars a year.

Suggestions from the group for additions to future iterations of the report include a closer look at border deaths; a larger North American frame; a close look at health issues that affect the border region; a discussion of data differences between U.S. and Mexico; an analysis of border innovation clusters; and a look at border region newcomers and efforts to integrate these newcomers.

 

Ready to go in San Diego

Good morning all. It is a gorgeous midsummer morning here in San Diego, and we have a capacity crowd registered for this afternoon’s presentation of the State of the Border Report and the formal launch of the North American Research Partnership at the Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement in beautiful Liberty Station. We look forward to an engaging discussion with the numerous San Diego/Tijuana area border stakeholders who will be in attendance. Today’s presentation of the State of the Border Report follows two previous presentations in Washington, DC (May 23) and Mexico City (June 8).

We’ll check back in later with a recap of today’s discussion.

North American Research Partnership Launch

SOBRE

North American Research Partnership Launch and Presentation of the State of the Border Report
Monday, July 15, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Hoffman Room, Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement
2508 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 200, San Diego, CA

As the debate over immigration reform has brought the management of the U.S.-Mexico border back into the spotlight, this report provides a comprehensive look at the state of affairs in the management of the U.S.-Mexico border and the border region, focusing on four core areas: trade and competitiveness, security, sustainability, and quality of life. The report suggests that rather than consider each issue individually, the interdependent nature of topics like trade and security demand the border be approached from a more holistic perspective.

The State of the Border Report is an initiative of the Border Research Partnership. The BRP is comprised of the North American Research Partnership, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, and the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute.

This event will also marked the beginning of a new joint venture between the new North American Research Partnership and the U.S.-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership. This innovative relationship will strengthen applied research, policy analysis, and outreach on borders in North America.

For additional information, please contact erik@naresearchpartnership.org or andy@borderpartnership.org