Call for Papers
International Borders Conference
Papers are now being accepted for a special conference on Border Theory and Border Issues. The event will be held in three proximate cities in the El Paso (TX), Ciudad Juarez, Las Cruces (NM), March 27th-30th. Transportation will be provided between venues.
Borders mean more than boundaries and are often the meeting points of different peoples and cultures. Studying border issues requires attention to interdisciplinary issues and approaches. In an age where globalization has increased economic interactions and integration, increased the ability of terrorists to operate transnationally, increased mobility of migrants, the greater ease with which disease may spread globally, and the greater contact of different cultures, we require both theory to explain the special characteristics of border environments as well as deeper discussion of policy.
The goal of this conference is to bring together scholarship on Border Theory and Border Issues. The nature of the conference will be interdisciplinary with the following themes highlighted:
Commerce and Economic Integration
Mobility and Migration
Border Health Issues
Ethnic, Cultural and Religious Boundaries
Environmental Issues and Water Sharing
Future of Border Studies
The conference is open to Faculty from various disciplines, students, and policy analysts.
It is also a goal to assemble a multi-volume, interdisciplinary publication reflecting many of the papers presented.
Paper proposals are due on September 1, 2005, and should be about 100-150 words in length.
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