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Stephan Weiler

Winter 2019/Spring 2020 CLA Magazine featuring Professor Stephan Weiler now available

The Winter 2019/Spring 2020 edition of the CLA Magazine is now available for your viewing pleasure! The Liberal Arts Magazine showcases stories from faculty, students, and alumni on universal topics. In this issue, we apply the lenses of the liberal arts to place and space. Our department’s article highlights the work of Professor Stephan Weiler and REDI.

Identifying rural solutions to urban needs, and vice versa, has been a big part of Professor Weiler’s work for decades. With the Regional Economic Development Institute, Weiler and others are examining the many ways to bridge the urban-rural divide. Whether it’s malting barley, charter school supply and demand, or poverty and incarceration, rural and urban communities can learn from and benefit one another and provide opportunities for more people to succeed.

Ed Barbier, Professor of Economics and Senior Researcher in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University, August 3, 2017

Professor Ed Barbier receives CSU’s 2018 Scholarship Impact Award

The Economics Department’s own Professor Edward Barbier has received CSU’s 2018 Scholarship Impact Award. This award is one of CSU’s highest for accomplishment in research and recognizes those who have had significant national and international impacts. To our knowledge, this is a first in the history of the award for CLA and for Economics!

“I am honored and humbled to receive the 2018 Scholarship Impact Award from Colorado State University,” Barbier said. “CSU has a growing international reputation for high-quality research, and to be recognized for contributing to this scholarship means a lot to me. I am also grateful for the continuing support I receive for my research from the Department of Economics, the College of Liberal Arts and the School of Global Environmental Sustainability.”

Read the SOURCE story here.


Borders and Borderlands: Interdisciplinary Special Symposium

Interdisciplinary Special Symposium

Borders and Borderlands:
Culture, Society, and Economics
during Changing Times

Presented by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program
Morgan Library, Event Hall
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Day programming is free and open to the public.

Welcome and Overview of the Symposium – Anita Alves Pena (CSU, Economics)

Barriers and Borders Panel I: Historical Perspectives on Local, National and International Borders and their Influences
Adam Thomas (CSU, History) – Colorado’s Tortilla Curtain: Inventing an Internal Borderland
Jennifer Cullison (CU Boulder, History) – Contradictory Enforcement Ideals: The Developing Immigrant Detention Industrial Complex and the Demise of U.S. INS Visions of Humane Policy, 1954-1988
Mohammed Hirchi (CSU, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) – The Cultural Legacies of Moorish Spain in the Global Context

10:15am-10:30am Student Poster Presentations and Break

Community Workshop: Facilitating Discussion of Emotionally Charged Issues: Physical and Cultural Borders and Divisions
Group Facilitator: Carmen Mendoza (CONNECTIONS, Heart Centered Coaching,Fort Collins)

11:45am-12pm Student Poster Presentations and Break

Featured Speaker and Brown Bag Lunch
Introduction by Mary Van Buren (CSU, Anthropology)
Dr. Cristina Jo Perez (Visiting Assistant Professor in Comparative Border Studies, University of California, Davis)
Violent Intimacies at the Mexico-U.S. Border Industrial Complex

1:15pm-1:30pm Student Poster Presentations and Break

Barriers and Borders Panel II: Current Perspectives on National and International Borders and Divisions
Sophie Esch (CSU, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) – Trafficking Death and Government Staging: Firearms as Commodities and Props in the U.S.-Mexican Borderlands
Francisco Leal (CSU, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) – Borderless Thinking: Drugs and Poetry in Latin America
Fernando Valerio-Holguín (CSU, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) – Primitive Borders: Cultural Identity and Ethnic Cleansing in the Dominican Republic

2:45pm-3pm Break, Student Poster Presentations and Break

Keynote Speaker
Introduction by Steve Mumme (CSU, Political Science)
Dr. Joan B. Anderson (Professor Emerita, University of San Diego)
U.S.-Mexico Border Issues and Policies: An Economic Prospective

4:15pm-4:30pm Break, Walk to Lory Student Center Theatre

Special Film Screening (ticketed event)

Walls/Muros, Part of the Second Annual ACT Human Rights Film Festival, Lory Student Center Theatre
More info on the film:
More info on the film festival and tickets ($10 General Admission/$5 Students):

Panel on Global Borders, Walls, and Other Themes of the Film
Alvaro Enciso, artist and cultural anthropologist who investigates migrant deaths
Hanan Isweiri, CSU PhD student stranded by President Trump’s first travel ban

For more information about LACS:


This symposium is possible with the generous support of:
The College of Liberal Arts | Colorado State University Libraries | Anthropology | Economics | El Centro | Ethnic Studies | History | International Studies | Journalism & Media Communication | Languages, Literatures and Cultures | Office of International Programs | Political Science | Sociology | Women’s Studies

Department of Economics Partnering With Foreign Trade U

The Department of Economics is partnering with Foreign Trade University in Vietnam to facilitate faculty and student exchanges. 

The CSU – FTU Vietnam Curriculum Exchange Project between Colorado State University (CSU) and the Foreign Trade University (FTU) in Hanoi is funded by Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training.  It supports curriculum reform in Economics and Business at FTU by offering an “Advanced Program” for select FTU students, with faculty exchange, inter-university curriculum articulation, and a 3+1 dual degree option for qualifying students who enroll at CSU.

Choose your link for more information:

About the project

CSU instructors teaching in the Advanced Program at FTU-Hanoi

FTU instructors visiting CSU for classroom observation

Information for FTU students pursuing the 3+1 dual degree plan