The U.S.-Mexican border dominates the news today but the border has always played an important roll in the story of both countries. To better understand the border today, Professor Charles Carreras will examine the border's history. He will cover the "Bracero Program" of World War II, the "Maquidor Program" of the 1960's, and "NAFTA" from the 1990's. All of these programs brought major changes, for better or for worse, on both sides of the border.
Charles Carreras is professor emeritus at Ramapo College where he taught history and politics of Latin America. He was also chair of history and Latin American Studies at Ramapo. He has crossed the U.S. -Mexican border on various occasions, visited many of the border towns such as Brownsville, McAllen, Laredo, and El Paso Texas, Columbus New Mexico,and Nogales Arizona, and has spent time researching the maquiladora sector. He was a visiting faculty member at the University of Monterrey. This program is free. No registration is necessary. Seats are on a "first come" basis.
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