La Frontera - The Border: An Interdisciplinary Examination
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

» LA FRONTERA - THE BORDER: An Interdisciplinary Examination

aerial view of US/Mexico borderBorders divide people, laws, and environments; across them flow people, legal and illegal goods, money, and more. During Fall 2019, Chapman University will embark on a campus-wide interrogation of border issues, particularly those surrounding the U.S.-Mexico border.

Drawing from the humanities, social sciences, journalism, law, and visual and performing arts, courses will examine borders through interdisciplinary perspectives. A number of public events will also encourage the campus and wider community to examine the controversial issues around borders. Throughout the semester you are invited to join a book club, tour the art galleries with a student Art Ambassador, attend lectures, and more.

This project will culminate in a conference from November 14th-16th that will bring leading scholars, artists, and journalists to Chapman University, and offer space for student presentations. By engaging in multi-disciplinary examination of this topic, we hope our community will come away better informed and prepared to be engaged global citizens.

Photo: Pablo López Luz, San Diego - Tijuana XI, Frontera USA – Mexico 2015, Pigment print

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To learn more about the project, contact Associate Professor, Delp-Wilkinson Endowed Chair of Peace Studies, Dr. Lisa Leitz, or the Art Collections Department.


Nov. 5 | 7PM | Cloobeck Screening Room


Nov. 14 | 6PM | Liberty Plaza
Remembrance of Fall of Berlin Wall 

Nov. 14 | 7PM | All Faiths Chapel 

Nov. 15 | 8AM-6PM | BK 404

Nov. 15 | 6PM | Moulton Patio

Nov. 16 | 10:30AM-7PM | BK 404

For more information, see "Events and Activies"