Faculty Lecture is May 1


ben waddell

The Adams State University Faculty Lecture Series completes the spring 2013 semester with "Controlling Illegal Migration: An Economic Development Approach," by Ben Waddell, assistant professor of sociology. The event begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in Porter Hall room 130.

At present just over three percent of all individuals around the world resides in a country other than the one in which he or she was born. This trend is without precedent. At no other time in human history have so many people lived beyond their homeland. As a result, migration plays a fundamental role in shaping social, political and economic conditions in countries around the globe. Still, the majority of research concerning migration concentrates on migration‐receiving societies.

In this presentation I turn our focus towards migrate‐sending regions. Specifically, I address the role that migrant remittances—cash transfers sent home from abroad—play in leveraging local development in migrant hometown communities located in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.

All talks are free and the public is invited. Complimentary light refreshments will be offered. For further information on the series of lectures, contact Dr. Kristy Duran, assistant professor of biology, at 719-587-7767, or klduran@adams.edu.