7 TEDx Talks to understand the relationship between Tijuana and San Diego

These 7 conferences with some of the most influential leaders of our region are the best to understand and celebrate the vicinity between United States and Mexico.

1. James Gerber, three things to know about the border between United States and Mexico.

The director of the San Diego State University of International Business Program, offers a historical journey of the relationship between Tijuana and San Diego.

Despite being in a global age, Mexican and American nationalism are very different. Gerber posed the necessity of creating a true regional economy.

Release date: August 3rd 2011

2. Rodrigo Caballero, the agreement between roommates.

The border condition allows sharing experiences, family, economy and gastronomy between two cities.

This leads Rodrigo Caballero, business consultant in Tijuana and San Diego, to compare the relation between both cities with two roommates.

Release date: January 5th 2017

3. Rick Najera, a shared border makes us stronger.

In this talk, delivered in front of the border wall, the renowned Chicano author and theatrical producer Rick Najera tells his personal story of what it was to grow up crossing the border constantly.

To Najera, the border shouldn’t be an instrument of separation, but a condition we share and, therefore, that must unite us lovingly and fraternally.

4. Adriana Eguia, The New Calibaja Manifesto for entrepreneurship.

Her work as director of Endeavor Mexico, an entrepreneurship firm, has allowed her to know in detail the advantages of starting a business in this border.

She proposes in this talk that, entrepreneurs in both cities must collaborate with an innovative framework of binational startups.

Release date: November 1st 2015

5. Ariosto Manrique and Mark Lovett, the danger of personal borders.

The organizers of TEDx Talks Tijuana and San Diego, explain the challenges entailed with the collaboration between two cities divided by an international political border.

They both agree the challenge starts in acknowledging and defeating personal borders that, sometimes with prejudices, it separates human beings and their communities.

Release date: May 17th 2018

6. David Shirk, why Mexico matters.

Shirk, political scientist and academic, shares some of his research as director of the University of San Diego’s Trans-Border Institute.

The political significance of Mexico is briefly regarded with its complexity by the United States, until violence and drug trafficking start getting out of control.

Release date: April 23rd 2012.

7. Regina Bernal, innovation beyond borders.

The friendly collaborations between entrepreneurs, from both sides of the border, can help surpass our cultural and political differences.

Regina Bernal, mentor and coach of young entrepreneurs, gives examples such as craft beer and the love of tacos; that there are many more things that unite us than separate us.

Release date: November 15th 2016.

More info: TEDx Talks Tijuana and the Consejo de Desarrollo Económico de Tijuana (CDT).

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