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SENTRI, the 20-year-old program that allows quick entry back into the US for low-risk travelers, has made crossing the border so much simpler for thousands of pre-approved residents. This increased access has helped boost California's economy and is critical for its future, argues Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, but as former US Rep. Lynn Schenk and others explain, getting SENTRI through Congress was no easy feat. Hear how she and other key leaders from the San Diego region achieved what many said could not be done in this panel event sponsored by the Institute of the Americas. Recorded on 09/22/2015.
Carol Christ, Director for the Center for Studies in Higher Education, talks with Jamie Merisotis on his new book, America Needs Talent. Merisotis explains that to usher in a new era of innovation and success, deliberate choices must be made by government, the private sector, education, and individuals to grow talent in America. In America Needs Talent, Merisotis proposes bold ideas to successfully deploy the world's most talented people-from rethinking higher education to transforming immigration laws, revitalizing urban hubs, and encouraging private sector innovation. Recorded on 10/02/2015.
In the first session of a day-long conference on modern Mexico, a panel of economists, political scientists and journalists assess Mexico's challenges and opportunities as it attempts to regain momentum after the tumult of the last three years. Panelists include: Carlos Capistran, Chief Mexico Economist, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Pablo Chico Hernandez, Division Director, Grupo Carrix; Leonardo Curzio, News Director and Anchor, Primera Emision, Enfoque Noticias; and Paz Consuelo Marquez-Padilla, Professor, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Chris Wilson, the Deputy Director of the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center, moderates. Mexico Moving Forward is hosted by the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego. Recorded on 10/30/2015.
Mark Suster is a Partner at Upfront Ventures. He joined the firm in 2007 after having previously worked with Upfront Ventures for nearly 8 years as a two-time entrepreneur. Before joining Upfront Mark was Vice President, Product Management at Salesforce.com following its acquisition of Koral, where Mark was Founder and CEO. Prior to Koral, Mark was Founder and CEO of BuildOnline, a European SaaS company that was acquired by SWORD Group. Earlier in his career, Mark spent nearly ten years working for Accenture in Europe, Japan and the U.S. Recorded on 10/27/2015.