Rick Najera to Present Keynote Address at World Affairs Conference, Sept 26

Rick Najera to Present Keynote Address at World Affairs Conference, Sept 26

Award-winning writer/director/actor/author Rick Najera
Award-winning writer-director-author Rick Najera

Writer and guest star of Hulu’s Emmy-nominated original series East Los High, Rick Najera, will speak at the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s World Affairs Conference.

Experts from across the world will discuss migration at the James E. Smith Midwest Conference on World Affairs Sept. 26-27 in the Nebraskan Student Union Ponderosa Room.

Speakers representing Germany, Netherlands, Mexico, India, Pakistan, Slovenia, Cameroon, Fiji, Dominican Republic, Antigua, United States and Europe are among those presenting at the conference, which is free and open to the public.

Rick Najera to speak at World Affairs Conference, Sept 26 at University of Nebraska Kearney
Rick Najera to speak at World Affairs Conference, Sept 26 at University of Nebraska Kearney

Building Bridges or Walls” is the theme for this year’s event.

“This conference truly brings the world to Kearney. We have speakers and sessions you’d usually find only in a world capitol like Washington, D.C., or Brussels,” said Michael Stopford, assistant vice chancellor for International Affairs. “It’s a unique opportunity for our UNK students and the wider community to engage on global themes.”

At 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26, comedian and speaker Najera will present “Growing Up in the Shadow of the Border.”

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