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2009.11.12 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@unomaha.edu

Fourth Cumbre of the Great Plains Set for May 13-15

Omaha - Submissions are currently being accepted for individual papers and presenters for The Fourth Cumbre of the Great Plains. The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will host the conference May 13-15 at Embassy Suites in Omaha. The event's theme is "Human Mobility, the Promise of Development and Political Engagement."

The conference will bring together scholars, policy-makers, and non-governmental and community representatives interested in exchanging views about the failures and successes of economic development and its impact on immigration. The conference is also designated as one of the meetings that will be held in preparation for the 2010 IV Global Forum on Migration and Development in Mexico and the IV World Social Forum on Migration, which will take place in Ecuador.

The deadline for paper proposals is Dec. 12. Interested participants should submit proposals via e-mail attachment in Word format to unocumbre2010@mail.unomaha.edu. Proposals must be 250 to 750 words in length and indicate thematic area of preference, as well as the author's name, institutional affiliation, contact information and a short biographical sketch (250 words maximum).

For more information, call 554.3835. For the latest information on the conference, including a listing of general thematic areas and a conference theme statement, visit the Web at http://avalon.unomaha.edu/ollas/.

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