At the meeting of the Association of American Universities, leaders from the most renowned U.S. universities reached out to their Mexican counterparts to establish partnerships to solve U.S.-Mexico border issues.
The by-invitation-only event gathers the leadership from the U.S. top research institutions and attempts to provide solutions to some of the U.S. most difficult issues. This year’s meeting was hosted by Rice University in Texas.
Though many universities have established relationships with Mexican universities those relationship are centered on exchange programs and the arts. U.S. universities are now seeking to be part of the solution for the complex border issues like violence and poverty. There were various Mexican universities invited to attend the conference.