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Overview: About the Program

Vision Statement: The Inter-American Jewish Studies Program will provide the highest quality of classes and events to students who are critical thinkers and skilled writers who can address challenges of the new century.

Mission Statement: The Inter-American Jewish Studies Program is committed to innovative teaching, scholarship, and service that promote cultural awareness, diversity, and ethical responsibility through the study of Jewish literature and culture. As part of a university situated on the U.S./Mexico border, the program offers unique opportunities for studying not just the culture of U.S. Jewry, but the centuries old communities and cultural production of the Jewish communities of Mexico and Latin America. 

The Program will advance UTEP's mission by providing its faculty and students with a culture that:

• Encourage international recognized research

• Fosters inter-departmental collaboration between faculty and students

• Attracts external funding within the El Paso community and through federal grants