Hiram College

wilson-garf2015Hiram College will examine U.S./Mexico relations at a seminar “From Competitors to Partners: The Transformation of U.S./Mexico Relations,” on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

The keynote address by Christopher Wilson, senior associate at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, will take place at 4:15 p.m. in Dix Dining Hall of the Kennedy Center (11730 Ohio 700, Hiram, Ohio). The lecture is free and open to the public. Reservations are required for the dinner and reception, which will follow at 6:30 p.m.

Wilson leads the Mexico Institute’s research and programming on regional economic integration and U.S./Mexico border affairs. He will discuss the history of relations between the two countries – largely characterized by a lack of trust, related to the issue of immigration – and how over the last two decades, relations have been transformed, and how immigration, national security and many other areas of U.S. policy are being directly impacted.

Wilson is the author of Working Together: Economic Ties between the United States and Mexico and coauthor of the State of the Border Report. He has testified before the United States Congress and is regularly consulted by national and international media outlets regarding U.S./Mexico relations. He has written opinion columns for the Wall Street Journal, Politico, CNN and Reuters, among others.

“From Competitors to Partners” is presented by the Garfield Center for Public Leadership. One of six Centers of Distinction at Hiram College, the Garfield Center seeks to bring to campus persons whose own responsible leadership enables them to help clarify issues of public policies. Garfield Scholars, a select group of students, research each seminar topic and have the opportunity to network and interact with visiting scholars.

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