Conference Agenda

All events will be held at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave.

The below agenda is tentative, as such times and order may change.

Wednesday, September 12


9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
9:30 a.m. The Domenici Legacy-Sen. Sam Nunn, Co-Chair of Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)
10:30 a.m. National Defense-Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, Vice Chief of Staff of U.S. Air Force (USAF)
11:30 a.m. Lunch is served (Las Cruces Convention Center)
1:00 p.m. Immigration-Alan Kraut, Professor of History of the School of International Service
2:00 p.m. Immigration-Theresa Cardinal Brown, Director of Immigration and Cross-Border Policy, Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)
3:00 p.m. Immigration-Edward Schumacher-Matos, Director, Edward R. Murrow Center
4:00 p.m. Immigration in the Border Region-Jon Barela, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Borderplex Alliance
5:00 p.m. Reception Immediately Following Sessions at LCCC

Thursday, September 13


9:30 a.m. Foreign Relations-Ambassador Robert Ford, Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute (MEI)
10:30 a.m. Political Landscape-Gubernatorial Candidate, U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce (R)
11:30 a.m. Political Landscape-Congressional Candidate, Xochitl Torres Small (D)
12:00 p.m. Lunch  (Las Cruces Convention Center)- Political Landscape
Gubernatorial Candidate, U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) – Invited
12:45 p.m. 2018 Elections-
James Carville, Political Consultant
Kristen Soltis Anderson, Co-Founder and Partner at Echelon Insights
1:45 p.m. Recognition of Domenici Student Panelists/Domenici Student Scholars
2:00 p.m. Closing Remarks