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Contributing to the advancement of research, relationships and solutions to the San Diego-Baja California crossborder region's long-term challenges in innovation, economy, health and education.

San Diego Dialogue, a self-funded public policy research center based at UCSD Extension, was founded in 1991 as a forum for discussion and consensus-building among the San Diego-Baja California cross-border community. Since its inception, the Dialogue has conducted research on long-term challenges and opportunities that the binational region faces, as well as encouraged the development and implementation of viable solutions to improve the crossborder regional quality of life.

Beginning in January 2007, San Diego Dialogue launched a major new program in partnership with the pharmceutical company Merck and its subsidiary in Mexico, Merck, Sharp, & Dohme. Called the Life Sciences Gateway Initiatve, this program continues the Dialogue's efforts to indentify opportunities to strengthen the global competitiveness of high value-added, high technology industries in the San Diego-Baja California region, and by extension California and Mexico. For more information, please visit our Initiatives page.


Through a series of research initiatives, San Diego Dialogue explores and facilitates new connections between San Diego and Baja California to develop a prosperous binational region.
Copies of reports and briefing papers for our current research initiatives.

San Diego Dialogue brings regional and international leaders from both sides of the border to address issues that impact our common future. These events include the Forum Fronterizo luncheon series and small roundtable discussions with key stakeholders.

Research reports from past Dialogue program areas, including K-12 School Reform, Smart Growth and previous Crossborder Development.







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Recent Event:

Tansitioning to a Low- Carbon Economy

as part of the

North American Competitiveness, Innovation, & Clean Energy Conference

April 14, 2010

October 2008 - The Biotechnology Journal profiles biotechnology in Mexico and the Mexican Life Sciences Alliance [ PDF ]

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San Diego Dialogue's report, Borderless Innovation, identifies "clusters of opportunity" for enhancing the global competitiveness of the San Diego-Baja California region.

About San Diego Dialogue
The Dialogue was formed in 1991 to address regional policy issues by bringing together the unique competencies of academics, business, government and civic leaders.

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