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April 30, 2012  |  e-newsletter
 
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Environmental Policy Programs 
Robert Varady, Director
 
Water Vulnerability Plagues US Border Region
Western Farm Press | April 23, 2012

MARGARET WILDER, Udall Center associate research professor of environmental policy and an associate professor in the Center for Latin American Studies and in the School of Geography and Development, discusses the outcomes of a three-year investigation that she and a team of bilingual and binational researchers from the University of Arizona and the Colegio de Sonora in Hermosillo (Mexico) recently published in a casebook, Moving Forward from Vulnerability to Adaptation, about water vulnerability and potential adaptation to climate change throughout the Arizona-Sonora region.


Also mentioned in the article are CHRISTOPHER SCOTT, Udall Center associate research professor of water resources policy and an associate professor in the School of Geography and Development and in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, and ROBERT VARADY, Udall Center deputy director and research professor of environmental policy, and director of the Center's Environmental Policy Programs. 


For more information, contact Margaret Wilder.

 

  
Bancos de auga (Water Banks)
Revista Qué Pasa (Chile) | March 29, 2012

CHRISTOPHER SCOTT, Udall Center associate research professor of water resources policy and an associate professor in the School of Geography and Development and in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, discusses the concept of "water banks," whereby surface water is stored underground (in aquifers) during periods of abundance for use later during periods of diminished supply, as a water management strategy to enhance long-term water security in arid and semi-arid regions such as Arizona.

Scott and colleagues at the University of Arizona, including Udall Center deputy director ROBERT VARADY, recently established, AQUASEC, a center of the Inter-Hemispheric Institute for Global Change Research that will connect scientists and decision-makers across the Americas to improve water management in the region.

For more information, contact Christopher Scott.


 
Shale Gas-and Fracking-in Store for Region
EcoAméricas | March 2012

CHRISTOPHER SCOTT, Udall Center associate research professor of water resources policy and an associate professor in the School of Geography and Development and in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, commented in an article in the newsletter, EcoAméricas, about the increase in extraction of natural gas reserves across Latin America through the controversial technique called "fracking."

In the article, Scott expressed concern that decision-making on energy resources often excludes or marginalizes social and environmental impacts of the extraction processes. Scott's research expertise includes policy analysis of the water-energy nexus, particularly in the  Southwest United States, the U.S.-Mexico border region, and in other areas of Latin America.

For more information, contact Christopher Scott

 

  
Los murciélagos en la economía
EarthSky (en español) | December 12, 2011

LAURA LOPEZ-HOFFMAN, Udall Center assistant research professor of environmental  policy and an assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, discusses her research on the positive impacts of Mexican bats in the United States and Mexico in this interview for the science radio program, EarthSky (en español).

López-Hoffman's research focuses on the transboundary ecosystem services of migratory species, such as bats, and on policies and strategies that might be implemented to protect the habitat of these species while ensuring equitable distribution of benefits and costs to societies on both sides of the border.

For more information, contact Laura López-Hoffman.


 


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Immigration Policy Program  
Judith Gans, Manager 
 
 
In 2 Years, a Sea Change in Migrant Law, Politics
The Arizona Republic | April 23, 2012

JUDITH GANS, manager of the Udall Center's Immigration Policy Program, was interviewed for an article analyzing the status of immigrants and immigration in Arizona today versus two years ago, since the state enacted its immigration law (known as Senate Bill 1070).

Gans, author of a 2008 study, Immigrants in Arizona: Fiscal and Economic Impacts, commented on the possible gains and losses to Arizona's economy that might have occurred during the past two years coinciding with the drop in the number of immigrants in the state.

  

For more information, contact Judith Gans.

 

 
As Tide of Illegal Immigrants Goes Home, Will Economy Suffer?
Christian Science Monitor | April 8, 2012

JUDITH GANS, manager of the Udall Center's Immigration Policy Program, discussed various economic reasons that might explain why immigration from Mexico into the United States has declined in recent years

Gans is the author of several policy analysis reports looking at the fiscal and economic effects of immigrants on the economies of the United States and individual states.

  

For more information, contact  Judith Gans.

 


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Native Nations Institute  
 Joan Timeche, Executive Director | Miriam Jorgensen, Research Director 

Angle On: Joan Timeche
Arizona Alumnus Magazine | Winter 2012

JOAN TIMECHE, NNI executive director, is featured in a profile in the current issue of Arizona Alumnus Magazine.

Timeche discusses her personal goals, motivations, and influences, and her vision for the Native Nations Institute -- including a program she founded, the award-winning Native American Youth Entrepreneur Camp -- and it's role and impact in Native nation building in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere.

For more information, contact Joan Timeche.

 

 
UA Book Explores Challenges U.S. Borders Pose to Native Nations
UANews | January 25, 2012

RACHEL STARKS, NNI research coordinator and senior researcher, and STEPHEN CORNELL, Udall Center director and a professor of sociology, discuss their recent book, Native Nations and U.S. Borders: Challenges to Indigenous Culture, Citizenship, and Security (co-authored with NNI research analyst, JEN McCORMACK).

The book offers insight into the multifaceted effects border policies have on Native Nations living along U.S. borders.

For more information, contact Rachel Starks or Stephen Cornell.


 

 
Chilean Court Orders Consultation with Indigenous Communities in Two Separate Cases
Indigenous Focus (for the I Love Chile blog) | April 5, 2012

RYAN SEELAU, NNI research analyst -- apart from his work with NNI -- maintains several research and writing projects from his base in Santiago, Chile. There, along with his wife, attorney Laura Seelau, he works on international and Indigenous rights law.

In addition to writing columns for the Indigenous Focus section of the I Love Chile blog, they run the Project for Indigenous Self-Determination, are visiting scholars at the Universidad Diego Portales Human Rights Center, and maintain a news blog called Indigenous News.

For more information, contact Ryan Seelau.

 


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Udall Center  

Established in 1987, the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy sponsors policy-relevant, interdisciplinary research and forums that link scholarship and education with decision-making. The Center specializes in issues concerning: (1) environmental policy, primarily in the Southwest and U.S.-Mexico border region; (2) immigration policy of the United States; and (3) Indigenous nations policy.

  

Stephen Cornell, Director

[email protected]

(520) 626-4393  

 

Robert G. Varady, Deputy Director

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(520) 626-4393  

 

 

Native Nations Institute  

The Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy (NNI), founded in 2001 by the Morris K. Udall Foundation (now Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation) and the University of Arizona and housed at the Udall Center, serves as a self-determination, governance, and development resource for Indigenous nations in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere.

 

Joan Timeche, Executive Director

[email protected]
(520) 626-0664


Miriam Jorgensen, Research Director

[email protected] 

(520) 626-0664  

 

  

Robert Merideth, Editor in Chief
(520) 626-4393
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