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2023 State of the West Symposium

Navigating Borders in North America

Event Details:

Friday, May 19, 2023
12:00pm - 6:00pm PDT


Stanford University
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building
366 Galvez Street
Stanford, CA 94305
United States


This event is open to:

By Invitation Only

Stanford University’s annual State of the West Symposium takes stock of the economic and fiscal health of North America’s Western region. We gather academics, business and financial leaders, government officials, and other stakeholders to address the well-being of the millions of Americans, Canadians, and Mexicans who dwell on the sunset side of the hundredth meridian.

The 2023 symposium will mark the 10th joint program between the Bill Lane Center for the American West and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). It will focus on relations among the continent’s three countries, with special attention to the continuing crisis along the U.S.-Mexican border running along the four “frontline” states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

We would like to invite you to view these trade and border charts related to the event.


Friday, May 19, 2023

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    Welcome Remarks

    • Mark Duggan, Trione Director of SIEPR
    • David Kennedy, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History Emeritus, Founding Faculty Co-director, Bill Lane Center for the American West
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    Lunch Keynote

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    Panel discussion: Does the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) have a future?

    Moderator - Professor Melanie Morten, Stanford

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    Panel discussion: Addressing the Crisis on the US-Mexico Border

    Moderator - Ran Abramitzky, Stanford  

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    • Ballet Folklórico de Stanford

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