City/State: San Diego, California
Country: USA
Current Organization: San Diego State University
Title: Director, Institute for regional Studies of the Californias

Paul Ganster
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Bio: Paul Ganster, Ph.D., is Professor of History, Director of the Institute for Regional Studies of the Californias, and Associate Director of the Office of International Programs at San Diego State University. He is author of more than fifty articles, book chapters, and edited works on policy questions of the U.S.-Mexican border region, the Baja California peninsula, border environmental issues, Latin American social history, and comparative border studies. He is co-author with David Lorey of The U.S.-Mexican Border into the Twenty-First Century (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008). He has been a Fulbright Lecturer in Costa Rica and consultant on programmatic development for the United States Information Agency at universities in Mexico, Bolivia, Costa Rica, and Ecuador. Ganster also has been a visiting professor at the School of Economics of the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California in Tijuana. He received his B.A. from Yale University and his Ph.D. from UCLA. He served as Chair of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board, a federal panel that advises the President and Congress on U.S.-Mexican border environmental issues, for six years until June 2010. Ganster chairs the Management Committee of the Southwest Consortium for Environmental Research and Policy. He also chairs the Committee on Bi-National Regional Opportunities of the San Diego Association of Governments.