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Saturday, September 28 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Dying to be Here

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What we learn from studying deaths on the border.

Presented by The University of Texas at Austin. Programmed in partnership with Lawfare and the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin.

This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 28. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

Moderator
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Robert Chesney

James Baker Chair and Associate Dean at the University of Texas School of Law and Co-Founder of Lawfare
Chesney joined the University of Texas School of Law, where he teaches law and serves as director of the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, in 2008. Previously, he served on the Justice Department’s Detention Policy Task Force under President Barack Obama. Chesney... Read More →

Speakers
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Stephanie Leutert

Director of the Mexico Security Initiative at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin
Leutert has spent the last eight years at the Strauss Center researching migration issues and U.S.-Mexico border policies, leading projects including the first-ever border-wide investigation of CBP metering and asylum waitlists and a database for deceased migrants in South Texas... Read More →
avatar for Urbino “Benny” Martinez

Urbino “Benny” Martinez

Brooks County Sheriff
Martinez has served in public office in Brooks County since 2009 and was elected sheriff in 2016. Previously, he served as a Texas state trooper from 1979 to 2008, when he retired at the rank of sergeant. Martinez joined the Department of Public Safety’s narcotics service in 1990... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
The University of Texas at Austin Tent Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

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