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The issues of borders and border security stand at the center of both United States and global policy relevance.  The Kozmetsky Center is delighted to hold two full days of discussion on the topic of the geopolitics of border security in April 2019 featuring participation of distinguished expert speakers and subject area academics representing a broad range of international perspectives and approaches to the study of borders and border security.

On Tuesday April 9, the Kozmetsky Center will host the interim session of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) Third International Workshop on Geopolitics devoted to the topic “Borders and Geopolitics of the 21st Century” also to be convened on our campus in the Jones Global Events Center at 9:30 AM-4:30 PM.  The IPSA session will feature paper presentations by academics traveling to Austin from nations throughout the world community offering research methods, case studies and international perspectives on topics of geopolitics and border security.  Given the proximity of Austin Texas to the US-Mexico border, the IPSA Workshop will also invite contributions from academic experts and students affiliated with both St. Edward’s University and the University of Texas, Austin working on issues of border security and geopolitics in the Western Hemisphere and beyond providing additional comparative context for the session.  

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