Come meet our expert and enjoy local beer, light fare and a great evening with the Baker Institute Associate Roundtable!
Immigration reform rose to national prominence after American voters, particularly Hispanics, made this issue a priority in the 2012 elections. Public opinion polls show that a majority of Americans want Congress to pass legislation to fix the current immigration system. At this Baker Institute Associate Roundtable event, Mexico Center director Tony Payan will explore the details of the Senate's immigration bill as well as the political obstacles threatening comprehensive immigration reform in the House of Representatives.
Tony Payan, Ph.D., is the fellow in Mexico studies and the director of the Mexico Center at the Baker Institute. He is an associate professor of political science at The University of Texas at El Paso. He also serves on the graduate faculty at the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez. Payan"s research focuses on the applicability of international relations theory to the U.S.-Mexico border and other border environments. Read his full bio.
We encourage you to invite friends, friends of friends, or any young professionals you think might have an interest in joining the Baker Institute Associate Roundtable. Of course, all those invited need to be over 21.
Since 2005, the Associate Roundtable has been the leading membership group for young professionals and rising leaders up to age 45 in the Houston area. A companion to the Roundtable, the Associate Roundtable provides members with a truly unique networking opportunity with policy leaders. Mr. Cody Sutton, Mrs. Molly Ward and Mr. Wesley Ward serve as Associate Roundtable chairs.