Arizona State University is inviting the community to a ceremony and conference to launch a new school within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to develop "cutting edge transborder knowledge" for and with residents of the U.S. Southwest and northern Mexico region.
ASU President Michael Crow will be among the speakers at a launch ceremony for the School of Transborder Studies at 11 a.m. May 11 in the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway. A keynote address by Jorge Durand, professor of anthropology at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico, is planned for noon.
From 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Azteca America television network will sponsor a conference, "A Public Conversation Beyond the Present: Thinking the Futures of Economy, Migration and Citizenship into the 21st Century."
The launch ceremony and conference are free and open to the public, though registration is requested since seating is limited. Registration and more information: http://sts.asu.edu or (480) 965-9051.