October 27, 2016

Launch of 2016 Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland & Lecture

The launch of the Centre for Cross Border Studies Journal 2016 will take place in Belfast on 22nd November and in Dublin on 24th November.

The event will include a talk from Chuck Matthews from the University of California at San Diego/San Diego State University Global Health Program, “Leading Cross-Border Collaboration in the US-Mexico Border Region: What is Important?”.

Tuesday 22nd November 2016

10.00am – 12.00pm

Newark Room, Lanyon Building,

Queen’s University Belfast




Thursday 24th November 2016

10.00am – 12.00pm

Belvedere House, St Patrick’s College,

Upper Drumcondra Road,

Dublin 9

Chuck Matthews’ article, “Leading Cross-Border Collaboration on the Front Lines in the US-Mexico Border Region; what is important?” appears in the 2016 Journal of Cross Border Studies, to be launched at this event.  He will expand beyond this article and describe the political and operational intersection of cross-border collaboration that impacts upon wellbeing, particularly that of the diverse populations that live and work in the US-Mexico border region.  He will talk about some of the differences along the border in legislation, policy and practice in the delivery of health and social care to border residents which include legal and undocumented immigrants.  At the local level, there are differences between, for example the sister cities of San Diego (California)/Tijuana (Baja California and El Paso (Texas)/Ciudad Juarez (Chihuahua), attributable in part to the effects of the physical environment on the approach and the culture of ‘embracing’ of the border.  Mr. Matthews will share examples of some successful cross-border collaborative programs and collaborative structures that are having an impact in the region and provide some insights into approaches and programmes in the Ireland-Northern Ireland border region that could be implemented in the US-Mexico border region.

Chuck Matthews is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of California, San Diego/San Diego State University’s Joint Program in Global Health. His area of research is cross-border leadership and the approaches needed in order to lead and develop successful cross-border collaboration.  Additionally, he is the Director, North Regions, Health & Human Services for the County of San Diego and has over 25 years of experience in the planning, management and delivery of public health and social services in the private and public sectors. Mr. Matthews has extensive experience working on border and binational health issues and is a Leaders across Borders Scholar as well as a National Public Health Leadership Scholar.

To register for this event:             Belfast  http://bit.ly/2dYiugp  Dublin  http://bit.ly/2dROELD

Please register by 15 November 2016

For further information please contact: tricia.kelly@qub.ac.uk


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