Border security forum to be held at CSUB

October 27, 2008
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720,

Robert Pastor, a former national security advisor for Latin America, will be the guest speaker at California State University, Bakersfield's public forum "Can You Secure America at the Border? An Alternative Vision" slated for Thursday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. in the Student Union multipurpose room.

Pastor is professor of international relations and founding director of the Center for North American Studies at American University. He served as the national security advisor for Latin America from 1977 to 1981 and has been a consultant to the Departments of State and Defense.

Pastor received his doctorate in political science from Harvard University and his master's in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

The event is sponsored by the CSU Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence, along with the CSUB Intelligence Fellows program, Global Affairs Club, political science department and Associated Students, Inc.

The forum is free and open to the public. For details, please call (661) 654-2141.