Migration Policy Institute President Selee to speak at Rice March 18


Jeff Falk

Migration Policy Institute President Selee to speak at Rice March 18

HOUSTON – (March 13, 2019) – Deeply intertwined social, economic, business, cultural and personal relationships between the United States and Mexico mean the U.S.-Mexico border is more like a seam than a barrier, weaving together two economies and cultures, according to a new book by Migration Policy Institute President Andrew Selee.

Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy will host Selee March 18 for a discussion of his book, “Vanishing Frontiers: The Forces Driving Mexico and the United States Together,” which examines how productive connections between people on both sides of the border have blurred boundaries that once separated the two countries.

The event is hosted by the Baker Institute’s Mexico Center. The cost of attendance is $15 for the public, and registration is at www.bakerinstitute.org/events/1991.

Who: Andrew Selee, president of the Migration Policy Institute.

What: A presentation titled “The U.S.-Mexico Border: Destinies Intertwined.”

When: Monday, March 18, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. A reception will be at 11 a.m.

Where: Rice University, James A. Baker III Hall, Kelly International Conference Facility, 6100 Main St.

A book signing will follow Selee’s presentation. Copies of the book will be available for purchase from the Rice University Campus Store.

A live webcast of the event will be available at www.bakerinstitute.org/events/1991.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps. Media should park in the Central Campus Garage (underground).


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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.