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Saturday, September 24 • 11:10am - 12:10pm
Bordering on Insecurity: How Safe are We, Really?

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Moderators
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Julián Aguilar (mod.)

Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Aguilar reports on politics, immigration and border security issues for The Texas Tribune. His political coverage has included local, legislative and congressional races in Texas, as well as local and national elections in Mexico. Previously, Aguilar was a staff writer for the Laredo Morning Times and the Rio Grande Guardian.

Speakers
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Antonio Garza

Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
Garza served as the U.S. ambassador to Mexico from 2002 to 2009. Before his appointment, he served two years as the Texas secretary of state and as chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission. He is currently counsel in the Mexico City office of White and Case.
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Carlos González Gutiérrez

Consul General of Mexico
González Gutiérrez has served as the consul general of Mexico in Austin since 2015. He has served in the Mexican Foreign Service since 1987, holding the posts of counselor for Latino affairs at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C., executive director of the Institute for Mexicans Abroad at Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and consul general of Mexico in Sacramento.
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Oscar Leeser

Mayor of El Paso
Leeser was first elected mayor in 2013. Previously, he served more than 10 years as owner and president of Hyundai of El Paso. In addition to serving as a member of the UMC El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundation Board, Leeser is president of the Hyundai South Central Region and a member of the National Dealer Council.
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Tan Parker

State Representative
Parker, R-Flower Mound, has represented House District 63 since 2007. He serves as chairman of the House Investments & Financial Services Committee and sits on the Redistricting, Ways & Means, and State & Federal Power & Responsibility committees. Before being elected to the Legislature, Parker served as chairman of the Texas Industrial Development Corporation.
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Filemon Vela

U.S. Representative
Vela, D-Brownsville, has represented Texas’ Congressional District 34 since 2013. He sits on the House Agriculture and Homeland Security committees and serves as co-chairman of the Congressional Border Caucus. Previously, Vela served as an attorney in both state and federal courts in South Texas for over 20 years.


Saturday September 24, 2016 11:10am - 12:10pm
Texas Union, Quadrangle Room 2308 Whitis Avenue, Austin, TX 78705