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The Geography of the Mexico-U.S. Border with Scott Warren
January 17 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pmFREE
The boundary between Mexico and the United States is forefront in the American imagination. But unless we are from the borderland or have spent significant time there ourselves, most of what we think about the border is likely shaped by what we hear from the media and our political leaders. This presentation takes a broad view of the borderland in order to understand the region and its historical and geographical foundations. How did the border come into existence? What is the region’s natural environment like? How do people navigate the boundary line on a daily basis? How does the cross-border economy function? Why does the border persist as a political flashpoint? This presentation aims to spark discussion about these and other important questions as they relate to the border between Mexico and the U.S.
This event is cohosted by The Apache Junction Library. This is an in-person event.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Scott Warren lives in Ajo, Arizona where he pieces together work as an academic geographer. His research, teaching, and experience is at the intersection of people and place in the broad Mexico-U.S. borderland. The landscapes of Arizona and the continental southwest inspire my work.