TRAVERSE CITY — NMC’s International Affairs Forum wraps up its 2018 season June 21 with a presentation titled, “U.S.-Mexico: A Border in Turmoil” presented by Alfredo Corchado and Angela Kocherga, award-winning journalists who call the border home.
The duo were originally scheduled as IAF’s kickoff speakers in September 2017, but the earthquake in Mexico prevented their travel. Corchado is the Mexico City bureau chief of the Dallas Morning News, author of two books about U.S.-Mexican relations, and a noted expert on immigration, drug violence and the myriad issues facing the U.S. and Mexico. His latest book, Homelands, releases this month.
As a TV journalist, Kocherga reported from the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez border region. She is currently borderlands director of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. Discussion topics will include immigration, the changing Mexican-American community, the drug war in Mexico and America’s opioid crisis, and plans for the wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.
All lectures begin at 6 p.m. and are preceded by a reception in the Dennos Museum Sculpture Court at 5:15 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door and free to students and educators.
Release Date: June 5, 2018
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