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On the Borderline: The Effects of September 11 on U.S.
Mexican Immigration and Trade Laws and Policies

Thursday, March 28, 2002
The University of Texas School of Law



Welcome, 8:45a.m.

Dr. Peter Ward, Director of the Mexican Center of the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies



Panel 1. Labor & the Economy, 9:00 – 10:30a.m.

Panelists will discuss the potential effects of the September 11 attacks on the future of the guestworker program, labor organizing, and the economy.

Dr. Barbara Robles (moderator), Assistant Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs
Dr. Erasmo Gamboa, Associate Professor of History, University of Washington
Mr. Ramon Ramirez, President, Pineros y Campesinos Unidoes del Noroeste (Woodburn, Oregon)
Dr. Tom Fullerton, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Texas at El Paso
Mr. Luis Miguel Vasquez, Economic development specialist, Center for Community Change



Panel 2. Trade, 10:45a.m. - 12:15p.m.

Panelists will discuss the future of Mexico-U.S. trade and trade agreements and how the September 11 attacks may impact economic continental integration.

Prof. William Signet, (moderator), Adjunct Professor, University of Texas School of Law, Partner, Signet Ramos Abogados
Dr. Elsie Echeverri-Carroll, Director, Economic Development Program, McComb School of Business
Prof. Patricia Hansen, Professor, University of Texas School of Law
Dr. Chandler Stolp, Associate Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs
Mr. Charles Cervantes, Esq., Director of Legal Affairs and Privacy, U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce



Lunch Keynote Speaker, 12:30p.m. - 1:45p.m.

Dr. Alfonso De Maria y Campos, Director of the Office of North American Affairs, Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico



Panel 3. Immigration and Civil Rights, 2:00p.m. - 3:30p.m.

Panelists will discuss the future of Mexico-U.S. trade and trade agreements and how the September 11 attacks may impact economic continental integration.

Prof. William Signet, (moderator), Adjunct Professor, University of Texas School of Law, Partner, Signet Ramos Abogados
Dr. Elsie Echeverri-Carroll, Director, Economic Development Program, McComb School of Business
Prof. Patricia Hansen, Professor, University of Texas School of Law
Dr. Chandler Stolp, Associate Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs
Mr. Charles Cervantes, Esq., Director of Legal Affairs and Privacy, U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce



Panel 4. The Long-Term Future of the Relationship, 3:45p.m. - 5:15p.m.

Panelists will discuss the future of the U.S.-Mexican relationship, specifically addressing whether increased economic integration will result in greater political ties. How will the concern for National Security after September 11 be reconciled with the goals of binational cooperation and interdependence?

Dr. Peter Ward (moderator), Director of the Mexican Center of the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Dr. Ray Marshall, Professor Emeritus and Audre and Bernard Rapoport Centennial Chair in Economics and Public Affairs, LBJ School of Public Affairs.
Mr. Dennis Linskey, Director of the Office for U.S.-Mexico Border Affairs, U.S. State Department
Dr. Jorge Chabat, Professor and Research Fellow, Centro de Investigaciones y Docencia Economica (CIDE)
Mr. Ron Sievert, Esq., Adjunct Professor, University of Texas School of Law, Chief Federal Prosecutor, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Austin Division.



Generously Funded By:
The Office of the Dean, The University of Texas School of Law
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
Provost, The University of Texas
The Mexican Center of the Institute of Latin American Studies
The University Co-Operative Society
The Law Offices of Jose Garza

Symposium Organizers
Amanda Levinson, LBJ
Celestino Gallegos, UT Law
Alberto Mesta, UT Law

Technology and AV Support
Sabine Mora, THJLP

Travel
Danny Ramirez, THJLP

Catering
Laura Garcia, LBJ

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