Pan American Days focusing on U.S., Mexico, Latin America
Posted: 04/16/2001
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The University of Texas-Pan American will promote the United States, Mexico and Latin America on campus this week with Pan American Days 2001.

The theme for this year's event, which runs through Friday, is "Hispanics and the Americas in the 21st Century." It began Monday with a proclamation signing by UTPA President Miguel A. Nevárez and Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo, provost/vice president for Academic Affairs.

Tuesday features panel discussions on "The Future of U.S. Hispanic Markets: Business, Consumption, and Politics" from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and "Agribusiness in the Americas" from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Student Union Theatre.

Mexican novelist David Toscana will lead a discussion about "Hispanic Literature in the Borderlands," Wednesday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at the Learning Resource Center Auditorium. Honorary Consul of Spain Fernando Moral-Iglesias will talk about "Hispanic Origins & Linguistics" from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the auditorium.

A Pan American Days reception is also Wednesday from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Administration Building Board of Regents Room. Other events include two panel discussions at the Student Union Theatre - "The Future of NAFTA & MERCOSUR" from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and "The Finance & Economic Issues in Spain and Mexico" from 1:30-3 p.m.

Numerous panel discussions are scheduled for Thursday at the Student Union Theatre. They begin with "Family Business and Entrepreneurship in the Americas," 9-10:30 a.m.; "Women in the Americas," 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; "Latin America in the Present & Future," 12-1 p.m.; "Mexican Politics & Economics," 1-2:30 p.m.; and "Higher Education in Mexico," 2:30-4 p.m.

Pan American Days 2001 concludes Friday with a seminar on conducting business in Mexico and Latin America from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Engineering Building Auditorium.

For more information, contact Dr. Gilberto Cardenas, assistant vice-president for International Programs, at 956/381-3572 or 381-2922.