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  • Conferences/Seminars/Workshops - 2011


A three-day workshop presented by Leandro Chernicoff.  (Simultaneous interpretation to Spanish will be available)


In a collaborative effort, Texas A&M International University and representatives of NASCO - USA, the U.S. Consul, Instituto Tamaulipeco para los Migrantes, Grupo de Oro (Michoacán), Puerto Lázaro Cárdenas, and Eagle Ford Shale will train Mexican and American public servants in order to create a better understanding and awarness of growing opportunities for professionals.  For more information please click on the links above.

 

In a collaborative effort, Texas A&M International University and the Department of State will train Mexican public servants in order to create a better understanding and awarness of growing opportunities for professionals in a small group setting.  For more information please click on the links above.

 

  • 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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

This was the first Eagle Ford Consortium Meeting in Laredo. At this event, the new Binational Committee of the Eagle Ford Shale Consortium was introduced. The mission of this new committee is to assist US and Mexico business, government, institutions, and universities in their endeavors to engage in bi-national commerce related to the oil and gas industry for the mutual benefit of each country and its citizens. Some of the presenters at the event were AMESPAC Director Antonio Juárez, CNH Commissioner Guillermo Dominguez, Mexico City Attorney Javier Zenteno of Zenteno-Lira Mora Abogados, and Mexico City Attorney Juan Carlos Solis of Solis Mendoza Abogados. Please see list below for their presentations, and click here to see the agenda for the day.

EFC January 2014

 

 

  • March 25, 2014 - Eagle Ford Consortium Healthcare Committee Meeting

The Binational Center and Mrs. Patricia Keck hosted a meeting where all parties linked to the healthcare sector of the Eagle Ford Shale boom could gather and share ideas to improve our community. Some of the presenters included Sister Maria Luisa Vera, Fire Chief Steve Landin, Dr. Hector Gonzalez, Rene Lopez from Doctor's Hospital, John Ulbricht from LMC, and Julie Bazan from the Laredo Health Coalition who covered topics such as Public Health Perspective, Hospital Perspective, and First Responders Perspective.

EFC Healthcare Meeting

 

 

The Binational Center presents a Unique seminar series about the Four Immeasurables, also known as Brahmaviharas or the Four Dwellings of the Heart. Please join us as Professor Alan Murillo of Casa Tibet Mexico, explores each of these immeasurables: Loving-kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity. To see the presentation, please click here or for more details on the event click here.
Alan Murillo Event March April 2014

 

This was our yearly event with Instituto Tecnologico de Nuevo Laredo, where we host about 50 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 "Eagle Ford: Texas Impact" presented by the Binational Eagle Ford Shale Community Porgram, "Eagle Ford: Mexico Impact" by Dr. Luis Fernando Camacho Ortegón from Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, a presentation on working Visas for professionals by Vice Consul Virgil Carstens of the U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo, and "Opportunities in Mexico" by Ing. José Gerardo Treviño Guzmán from the City of Nuevo Laredo.
TEC Event 2014

 

  • May 14, 2014 - Workshop for Nuevo Laredo Energy Development Committee

The Binational Center hosted the Energy Development Committee from the City of Nuevo Laredo for a workshop about Eagle Ford Shale case studies and all background information necessary for a better understanding of this booming phenomenon.

  • May 22-23, 2014- Texas International Energy Summit 2014: Chapter Laredo

    Texas Energy Summit, on its chapter Laredo Energy, will be the first international gathering point in which professionals, entrepreneurs and authorities will participate with informative conferences and an Expo (& Trade Show). In this symposium panelists will analyze investment opportunities, the supply chain, and all the ongoing aspects of Mexico’s Energy Reform.

  • Texas Energy Summit 2014

Presentations:

This was a conference organized by the Councils of Governments West and the Binational Center where some of the speakers included Diputada Imelda Alejandra de la Garza, Chris Wilson of the Woodrow Wilson Mexico Institute, Alberto Flores of U.S. Customs & Border Protection of the Laredo Port of Entry, Geronimo Gutierrez from Northern Ameican Development Bank, Leodoro Martinez of the Eagle Ford Consortium, Antonio Juarez from the Mexican Business Association of Petroleum Services (AMESPAC), and Maria Eugenia Calderon-Porter of the TAMIU Binational Center among others.

 

 

Laredo Development Foundation

Presentations:

The Binational Center presents a follow-up seminar to the Four Immeasurables. What is loving-kindess? How can it be developed? Please join us as we explore "Loving-kindness" in greater detail both in theory and in practice to see how we can cultivate a deeper connection to our heart by applying these age-long teachings to our everyday life.

A first-ever meeting of Mexico legislators and U.S. legislators and community members confronting the United States migrant crisis. Dubbed the 1st Binational Conference Council of Congressman and Migrants, Coordinación Nacional de Diputados y Migrantes (CONADYM by its Spanish acronym), the event is open to the public. Among presentations, Rebecca Solloa, Executive Director of Catholic Social Services of Laredo and Michael Smith, Executive Director of Holding Institute, will explore "What Happens to Migrants After they Cross into the U.S.?" Dr. John Kilburn, TAMIU Associate Dean of Research and Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice will review "The Travelers Assistance Initiative for Immigrants"

The Binational Center presents a follow-up seminar to the Four Immeasurables. This time focusing on "compassion", which is often understood as pity in our culture. However, in ancient tradition of the Buddhist teachings, compassion is something much deeper and all-encompassing. More importantly, it is a trait that can be expanded with practice. The teachings of the Buddha propose a series of easy-to-learn, yet spiritually sophisticated methodologies to work out our "compassion muscles". Please join us to learn about these tools that may be applied to any person wishing to cultivate a good heart.

  • November 12, 2014 - International Executive Seminar for Systems Engineering Students

This was our first Conference for the Systems Engineering students from Instituto Tecnológico de Nuevo Laredo (ITNL). Some of the presentations included "Opportunities for Graduate Studies at TAMIU" by Suzanne Alford from the Office of Graduate Studies & Reserach and Leiza Nochebuena from the College of Business, "The Evolution of IT Services" by Ken Miyamoto from Dell, and a presentation by Dr. Heriberto Garcia from the TAMIU College of Business, as well as a panel discussion by ITNL alumni sharing their success stories in the Systems Engineering field.

Following our two previous seminars on loving-kindness and compassion, we will focus on two essential tools for tapping into and expanding our heart: the joy of seeing others' happiness and the deep recognition of their yearning to be well and happy. As before, we will be using meditation and open discussion to touch our innate potential through practical exercises which anyone can learn and apply in their daily lives.

 


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