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Rio Grand Economics Association Meeting 
General Event Information
Event Category:
Meetings & Conventions
Price:
$15.00 meal for members, $20.00 for non-members and $10.00 for students  
Dates and Times:
July 25, 11:45AM-1:00PM
The Rio Grande Economics Association, a chapter of the National Association for Business Economics, presents Ian G. Brownlee, U.S. Consul General, Consulate General of the United States of America, Ciudad Juarez. "The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez - Our Mission in Mexico: Economic Partnership, Shared Responsibility in Security, and preparing for possible Immigration Reform."

RSVP Deadline: 5 p.m., Monday, July 21

The U.S. Consulate General in Juarez is helping facilitate conversations between U.S. and Chihuahua businesses about manufacturing opportunities, high-tech developments, and agriculture. They also work with Mexican municipal, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to address the shared responsibility of organized crime, much related to drug trafficking. Finally, Immigration Reform. Will it happen? Won't it? We do know that the Consulate is prepared for the potentially dramatic increase in immigration cases should Congress act. Consul General Brownlee will discuss the Consulate's mission in these and other areas.

Ian Brownlee is a 23-year veteran of the Foreign Service of the United States. He became the Consul General in Ciudad Juarez in August 2012, after five years working in policy and senior management positions in the Department of State in Washington, D.C. He will focus on providing excellent service to U.S. citizens seeking consular assistance in Chihuahua, to Mexicans seeking to travel to the United States, and will place a particular emphasis on working with Mexican officials to address the economic and security challenges in the state of Chihuahua.
Mr. Brownlee’s previous tours in the U.S. Foreign Service include as the Deputy Director of the State Department’s Office of Mexican Affairs, as Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretaries for Western Hemisphere Affairs and Consular Affairs, and in consular management positions in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and San Jose, Costa Rica. His first tour was as a vice consul in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

About The Rio Grande Economics Association
The RGEA is a community of academic and professional economists, teachers, government and business people that promotes the study of economic issues relevant to the border region and is an affiliate chapter of the National Association of Business Economists (NABE).

If you plan to attend the July meeting you must register by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 21st so your name can be placed on the attendance list. You may reply to marycruz.deleon@dal.frb.org or phone your reservation to Marycruz De Leon at 915-521-5231. Be sure to include any dietary requirements in your response. Cancellations after 12 p.m. the day before a meeting and no shows the day of the event will be invoiced.

You need not be a member of The Rio Grande Economics Association to attend. Meetings are open to all however members do pay reduced meeting fees and receive e-mail notices before nonmembers, ensuring that they have a better chance of registering before an event is sold out. Membership is only $25 for the 2014 program year and you may join the RGEA at any meeting.

If you have any questions about the organization, please send an email to roberto.coronado@dal.frb.org.
Venue Information
Address:
300 Main St.  
City:
El Paso 
State:
TX 
Zip Code:
79901 
Country:
United States 
Telephone:
915 –887- 2600 
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