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USD names new Trans-Border Institute director

The Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego has named Everard “Ev” Meade as the new director of the Trans-Border Institute (TBI).

Meade received a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago and is a published scholar with extensive experience teaching courses on the history of Mexico, U.S. relations with Latin America and human rights.

He was co-founder of the Eleanor Roosevelt College Human Rights Minor Program at the University of California, San Diego. His most recent research focuses on individuals and families who have fled violence in Mexico and Central America.

For the past 15 years, Meade also has served as adviser, activist, expert witness and grant writer raising funds for the Chicago-based National Immigrant Justice Center.

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