WWU BPRI to Host Talk on Guest Worker Policy Feb. 13
Contact: Don Alper, director, WWU Border Policy Research Institute, (360) 650-4675, or firstname.lastname@example.org
BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) will host a talk by Laurie Trautman on “Temporary Worker, Permanent Alien: Guest Worker Policy in the U.S. & Canada” at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13 in Bond Hall 110 on Western’s campus.
The talk is free and open to the public.
Trautman, who was recently appointed to be the incoming associate director of the BPRI, is completing her doctorate in Geography at the University of Oregon. Her doctoral research examines guest worker policies in Canada and the United States.
Housed at Western Washington University, the Border Policy Research Institute is a multi-disciplinary institute that undertakes research that informs policy-makers on matters related to the Canada - U.S. border. Priority focus areas are trade and transportation, economics, environment, immigration, and border security. The University established the BPRI to further a mission of promoting research, academic programs, and public programming on critical policy issues affecting the Pacific Northwest. The BPRI works closely with cognate programs at the University and collaborates with many public and private entities within the Pacific Northwest.