• February 28, 2019 - Laredos Zona Económica Exclusiva / Zonas Francas – Sesión Informativa

The Office of Global Initiatives co-sponsored the information session titled: Laredos Zona Económica Exclusiva / Zonas Francas with the Hispanic International, Estrategia Aduanera and El Financiero, Bloomberg.  The event took place at the Student Center Auditorium.  The speakers included Dr. Pedro Trejo Vargas from Monterrey and Mr. Jorge A. Lagos Ramón. 


  • March 4, 2019 - Memorandum of Understanding signed with the State of Coahuila de Zaragoza

The Secretariat of Education of the State of Coahuila de Zaragoza visited TAMIU to sign a memorandum of understanding.  The agreement was signed by Dr. Pablo Arenaz, TAMIU President, and by Dr. Higinio González Calderón, Secretary of Education of the State of Coahuila.  The purpose of this agreement is to strengthen the relationship between TAMIU and the State of Coahuila universities. 

 MOU - State of Coahuila photo


  • March 6-8, 2019 - Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León Advisory Board

The Law and Criminology School of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León invited Mrs. Maria Eugenia Calderón-Porter, Assistant VP for Global Initiatives to be part of the International Advisory Board of their School.  Mrs. Calderon and other international scholars participated in a 2-day workshop to bring innovative ideas to the table for this leading Institution.


  • March 8, 2019 - Cluster Automotriz de Nuevo León, A.C. (CLAUT) visits TAMIU

The Automotive Cluster of the State of Nuevo Leon visited TAMIU on March 8. A total of 45 company executives and students from the Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM) participated in a workshop where they were able to learn about international trade between Mexico and the United States, competitiveness and international treaties, in addition to a presentation offered by the Graduate School of TAMIU.

 Claut 2019


  •  March 21, 2019 -100,000 Strong In the Americas Innovation Fund Winners Ceremony

The School of Engineering and Dr. Guillermo Domínguez, together with the Universidad de Quilmes, in Quilmes, Argentina participated in the innovative fund competition offered by the 100,000 Strong in the Americas program. TAMIU and Universidad de Quilmes were selected as winners of the fund.  With this funding, the two universities will exchange students for a short period to work on a project. 

Innovation Fund Dr Dominguez 2019


  • April 2-4, 2019 - 19th North American Higher Education Conference: "Strategic Higher Education Internationalization in North America: Successful Practices & Lessons Learned"

The Office of Global Initiatitves was present at the 19th North American Higher Education Conference in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Mariana Barberena, U.S. Mexico Relations Coordinator presented on a case study of best practices in binational collaboration.

  Conahec Mariana speaking


  • April 8-11, 2019- Office of Global Initiatives presenting at conference in the Dominican Republic

María Eugenia Calderón-Porter, Assistant VP for Global Initiatives and Director of the Binational Center at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) was the keynote speaker at the conference entitled: "The Laredo-Nuevo Laredo development experience, between the United States of America and Mexico", which took place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. This event was part of a 3-day forum offered by the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development of the country. 

 Mrs. Calderon poster D.R. MC Panel DR

  • April 11, 2019- International Executive Seminar- Industrial Engineers Instituto Tecnológico de Nuevo Laredo

 A group of 75 students from the Instituto Tecnológico de Nuevo Laredo spent a day at TAMIU listening to different speakers during the International Executive Seminar.  The group of students were able to take information on TAMIU’s graduate programs and hear from Dr. Guillermo Domínguez and the most update information on the energy industry.  Other topics covered during the seminar were the industrial engineer in the logistics industry.

IES Dr. Dominguez Speaking     Jorge Dimas IES Award


  • April 15, 2019 - Memorandum of Understanding signed between TAMIU and the MInistry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Pablo Arenaz, President of Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) and Mrs. Maria Eugenia Calderón-Porter, Assistant VP for Global Initiatives are in the Dominican Republic signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIREX) of the country. With this agreement, the two institutions commit to working together for the development of different projects.

 Dr. Arenaz speaking DR  

3 Signing MOU DR 

 MOU signees MIREX DR 

 MOU official handshake DR

 MC Handshake minister dr


  • April 30, 2019 - Why Art?  Book Presentation and Art Exhibit

The Office of Global Initiatives hosted a book presentation with artist Margarita Molano Decanini for her book titled Why Art? which discusses why art is important in children's education.  Presentation was followed by an exhibit of the Artexpressions of Laredo children's artwork.

Signed Copy of Book by Margarita Molano Decanini 

Why Art? Exhibit Ribbon Cutting

Group Photo - Why Art? Event


  • May 20, 2019 - International Visitor's Leadership Program Europe

The Office of Global Initiatives hosted an International Leadership Visitor’s Program group, which consisted of 12 participants from different parts of Europe. The group was in Laredo for one day understanding the dynamics of our border city.


For additional information contact:

Texas A&M International University
Binational Center
International Language Institute

5201 University Boulevard
Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center 301 (Main Office)
Pellegrino Hall 215 (ILI)
Laredo, Texas 78041-1900
Tel:  956-326-2834
Fax: 956-326-2836
 Email: binationalcenter@tamiu.edu

Office Hours:
Mon. - Fri., 8 am - 5 pm

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