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Church Symposium on International Affairs set March 2-4; theme is ‘Life Beyond the Border: Canada, U.S., and Mexico’

Posted February 15, 2011

Idaho State University's 40th anniversary of the annual Frank Church Symposium running March 2-4 will be on the theme of "Life Beyond the Border: Canada, U.S., and Mexico."

Topics and issues covered will include immigration, environmental problems and concerns, people, trade concerns, drugs, arms, transportation development, current health issues, people and cultures of the three countries, military organization and involvement, and education.

The International Affairs Council, an Idaho State University student organization funded by the Associated Students of ISU, will host the symposium.

The symposium, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Pond Student Union. Below is the schedule:

Wednesday, March 2;

 9:15 a.m., Joseph Hearst Memorial Lecture

– 10:15 a.m.,  “Living on the Edge”

– 1:30 p.m.,  “Free Trade: For Who?”

– 7:30 p.m., keynote address

• Thursday, March 3

– 9 a.m., “Boundaries of Health and Education”

– 10:15 a.m., “Trans Boundary Environments”

– 1:30 p.m., “The Business of Cross-Border Transportation”

• Friday, March 4

– 9 a.m., Richard H. Foster Lecture

– 10:15 a.m., “Immigration and the Future”

This year's symposium includes lectures and panel discussions on various topics all focusing on current events and issues facing Canada, Mexico and United States.

For more information on the symposium contact the ISU International Studies Office at 208-282-3043 or visit the International Affairs Council website at http://www.isuiac.blogspot.com/. The website with be updated with scheduling updates, biographies on speakers and participants, and the list of sponsors. 

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