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Paul Ganster Recognized for Lifetime Achievement

Ganster is an authority on the U.S.-Mexico border region.
By SDSU News Team

Paul Ganster, director of San Diego State University’s Institute for Regional Studies of the Californias, was recognized by the Association of Borderlands Studies (ABS) with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ganster is an internationally recognized border scholar, author of several dozen publications about the U.S.-Mexico border area, and an advocate of systematic studies of border regions across the globe. He has served as president of ABS and co-editor of the Journal of Borderland Studies.

During 32 years as an SDSU faculty member, Ganster has generated more than $15 million in funding for science and policy research in the U.S.-Mexico border region. He is currently chair of Good Neighbor Environmental, a federal panel that advises the president and Congress on border environmental issues.

Ganster is also chair of the Committee on Binational Regional Opportunities, a group that advises the San Diego Association of Governments on border issues. Over the course of his career, he has been a Fulbright Scholar in Costa Rica and a visiting faculty member at the Autonomous University of Baja California in Tijuana.