Lessons From the Past, Looking Toward the Future Lecture Series with UTEP: Whither the Border Environment: From NEPA to NAFTA and Beyond with Irasema Coroado, PhD
This speaker series seeks to bring history and the present into direct communication and in a broadly attractive public forum that will facilitate dialogue with the El Paso community. The series will demonstrate how we can better understand contemporary social issues, public policy concerns, economic challenges, and cultural trends if we view them from a historical perspective. By “learning from the lessons of the past,” we can better prepare for the pressing issue of the present and the future.
Irasema Coronado, a professor of Political Science, and executive director of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) of North America 2012-2016 will focus her presentation on the evolution of environmental policy making along the U.S.-Mexico border region and asking questions such as: how have these institutions and treaties helped to improve the quality of the environment in the region? If we consider trends in environmental policy over four decades, what do we envision for the future of the binational community?