Migration Policy Expert Here April 19

Migration Policy Expert Comes
to TAMIU IBOC Keynote
Speaker Lecture Wednesday, April 19

Deborah MeyersThe International Bank of Commerce 2006 Keynote Speaker Series continues Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Texas A&M International University with Deborah Meyers of the Migration Policy Institute of Washington, D.C.

She will discuss "US Border Enforcement: Policies and Structure."

This lecture will take place in Western Hemispheric Trade Center room 111 and is open to the public and free of charge.

Deborah W. Meyers is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Migration Policy Institute and director of MPI's internship program. Her recent work has focused on US immigration policy and structure and US-Canada-Mexico migration and border issues.

Prior to helping launch MPI, Meyers was an Associate in the International Migration Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and she managed a comparative project on self-governance at US and other international borders. She also served as a Policy Analyst at the US Commission on Immigration Reform (the Jordan Commission) and as a Project Associate for the US-Mexico Binational Study on Migration.

Most recently, she served as principal investigator for a project assessing the implementation and impact of post 9/11 border-related changes, including the integration of inspectors at the border, changes in visa procedures, and implementation of an entry-exit tracking system. She also has done consulting work with the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, Inter-American Dialogue, and RAND.

The Series brings to the University individuals of exceptional accomplishment and expertise to enhance the academic experience of TAMIU students, faculty and the community.

For more information, please contact Virginia Vincent at the Center of the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade at 326.2827, visit offices in WHTC 222D or e-mail vvincent@tamiu.edu

University office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu