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Events - 2013

 

This was the first meeting of the year with our international nonprofit.  We had members from Monterrey, Saltillo, Matamoros, Nuevo Laredo, and Laredo at our Campus.

 

  • April 11, 2013 - Women's Empowerment Evening Talk with Marisa Rivera

President of Mpowerment Works, a consulting firm designed to impact global change by empowering people and focusing on empowering the majority: "Women", Marisa Rivera came to our campus to talk to students and faculty on the importance of women being empowered to create change.

 

  • April 12, 2013 - Asociacion Nacional de Universidades e Instituciones de Educacion Superior (ANUIES)

This was the first meeting and discussion between TAMIU and ANUIES from Mexico.  Universities from all over Mexico came to our campus for a conference and panel presentation on what TAMIU has to offer.  During this event, there was an MOU signing with Instituto Tecnologico de Nuevo Laredo.

ANUIES MOA signing

 

  • April 17, 2013 - International Executive Seminar Series - The Rio Grande River:  Our Friend and Foe

One of our International Executive Seminar series, where we had presentations by the Rio Grande International Study Center (RGISC), Comision Internacional de Limites y Aguas (CILA) de Nuevo Laredo, and the International Boundary and Water Commission.

Rio Grande IES

 

  • April 20, 2013 - International Executive Seminar Series - Measuring Success as Regional Partners

This was our yearly event with Instituto Tecnologico de Nuevo Laredo, where we hosted about 100 of their Engineering students on topics of interest in their field of study and opportunities available to them as upcoming graduates.  Some of the topics covered were "Engineering and Water Management/Northern Region" by Comision de Limites y Aguas (CILA) de Nuevo Laredo, "Engineering & Development of Shale Exploration/Northern Region" by Chesapeake Energy, a presentation on working Visas for professionals by the U.S. Consulate, and "Vision for the Northern Region" by WTD GeoScience Services.

TEC IES

 

This is an annual event where the local U.S. and Mexican consuls get together to discuss cross-border issues.  On this occasion some of the topics addressed were trade, security, commerce, and international infrastructure.  Guest speakers included U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar and Mexican Federal Deputy Glafiro Salinas Mendiola, as well as scholars from the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Christopher Wilson and Steve Dudley who presented their most recent work titled "Working Together:  Economic Ties between Mexico and the United States".

 

  • May 6, 2013 - "Bag It:  Is your Life Too Plastic?"

The Binational Center along with the Rio Grande International Study Center hosted a special screening of the Award-winning documentary "Bag It:  Is your Life Too Plastic?" at the TAMIU Student Center Theater.  We had many students at both screenings to learn about the terrible effects of plastic bags and other consumer merchandise on land ecosystems, the marine environment, and even the human body.

 

This was the second meeting of the year with our international nonprofit.  We had members from Monterrey, Saltillo, and Nuevo Laredo at our Campus.

 

This was the third meeting of the year with our international nonprofit.  We had members from Monterrey, Saltillo, and Nuevo Laredo at our Campus, who stayed for our Summer Institute taking place the following day.

 

A two-day seminar with Dr. Robert Penna, author of the book The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox: A Complete Guide to Program Effectiveness, Performance Measurement, and Results. This complex and difficult training has been expertly crafted by Dr. Penna so non-profit administrators and managers can integrate the practice into their day to day management styles with simple and focused steps. This seminar is not about inputs and outputs for non-profits; it concentrates on long-term outcomes.  At this event we had nonprofit organizations from Laredo, Nuevo Laredo, Monterrey, and Saltillo.

Dr. Penna Summer Institute

Summer Institute

 

  • August 23, 2014 - MOA Signing with Universidad Panamericana from Mexico City

Administrators from Universidad Panamericana came to our Campus to meet and discuss possible collaborations and an Memorandom of Agreement was signed for this to be possible.

Dr. Keck and UnivPanamericana
UP MOU Signing
UP and TAMIU Pic

This was a presentation given by Binational Center Director, Maria Eugenia Calderón-Porter in Mexico City to an audience of over 400 attendees at an event sponsored/organized by AMESPAC, COPARMEX, and Club de Industriales.

Meg in Mexico

  • September 10, 2013 - Report by the Mayor Nuevo Laredo Benjamin Galvan

Benjamin Galvan Report  at TAMIU

 

The Texas A&M International University Binational Center in a collaborative effort with the U.S. Department of State will train and provide the Mexican volunteers and employees of Mexican non-profit organizations with the necessary tools for successful non-profit organization management and fundraising.

Philanthropy 102

 

  • September 26, 2013 - Visit from Universidad Tecnologica Centroamericana (UNITEC) in Honduras

Dr. Marlon Brevé, academic Vice President of UNITEC came to TAMIU to meet with several of our Administrators and Colleges to form possible collaborations and programs.

UNITEC visit

The Texas A&M International University Binational Center in a collaborative effort with the U.S. Department of State will train and provide the Mexican volunteers and employees of Mexican non-profit organizations with the necessary tools for successful non-profit organization management and fundraising.

Philanthropy 101 seminar

Philanthropy 101 dinner

Philanthropy 101

 

  • October 9, 2013 - Presentation for Consejo de Instituciones of Nuevo Laredo

Several organizations from Nuevo Laredo were at our University for a meeting and presentation on "Shale Gas:  Experiences and Opportunities" by the Binational Center Director, Maria Eugenia Calderon-Porter.

Consejo

Consejo Meg

 

  • October 18, 2013 - Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas (UAT) Conference

The Binational Center and the College of Business Administration hosted the UAT on the last day of their Conference titled "1er Congreso Internacional en Competitividad, Negocios, Logistica, Tecnologias, Desarrollo Economico y Sustentabilidad".

UAT Conference

UAT Conference

UAT Conference

 

Mexico’s government will announce the extent of its Energy Reforms by November 15th. We invite you to attend a presentation of opportunities available to the USA Industry and an explanation of what the new laws mean to the international petroleum/gas economy. Please join us at this very important event. Click here to see the agenda for the day.
Speakers - Mexican Energy Reform

 

  • December 5, 2013 - Visit from Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila (UAC)

Representatives from UAC, Dr. Luis Fernando Camacho, Ing. Eduardo Garza, and Lic. Melissa Rodriguez were at our campus to meet with our Administrators and representatives from our Colleges to form possible collaborations and develop programs for an MOA.

Universidad de Coahuila VIsit Dec. 2013

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Texas A&M International University
BINATIONAL CENTER
U.S./Mexico Relations
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Student Center 118
Laredo, TX 78041
Tel. 956-326-2834 — Fax 956-326-2836
Email: binationalcentermx@tamiu.edu
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