The Global Latin America Lecture and Engagement Series takes our community’s bilingual, bicultural orientation and unique geographic location on the United States-Mexico border as a critical foundation to cultivate global awareness among our students and future leaders. We accomplish this goal in two key ways. First, we invite renowned experts on the region to give lectures on the most cutting-edge research on Latin America’s global heritage. Second, we sponsor student participation in national and international forums and research on global and borderlands themes. Through these important strategies, our series enhances our community’s access to global knowledge and expertise as well as contributing to research and exchange on Hemispheric and borderlands issues.