Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla: “We want to build closer ties with Mexico, and we want to build more exchanges.”
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UC San Diego Extension Dean Mary L. Walshok recently moderated a roundtable on the dynamics of the San Diego-Baja region’s binational economy, held at UC San Diego’s Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies.
The Oct. 13 event was part of the International Diaspora Engagement Alliance’s world-wide tour, dedicated to diaspora communities and their contributions to global development.
Titled “Symposium on the Mexican Diaspora in San Diego,” the event was implemented by the U.S. Department of State and Mexico’s Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME).
UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla welcomed the forum to campus.
“If you look at the entire country, the only Top 10 university located in the border region of Mexico is UC San Diego,” he said. “We want to build closer ties with Mexico, and we want to build more exchanges.”
The Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, based at UC San Diego’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, is a policy research institute. Since 1979, it has been a go-to source for extensive academic research on Mexico and U.S.-Mexico relations, informing the creation, implementation and evaluation of public policy.
In contemporary usage, a “diaspora” is defined as a common-origin population gathered in a geographic region that has developed away from its original homeland.