Erik Lee is Executive Director of the North American Research Partnership and is co-editor and author of The U.S.-Mexico Border Economy in Transition (2015), the State of the Border Report: A Comprehensive Analysis of the U.S.-Mexico Border Region(2013) and “Realizing the Strategic National Value of Our Trade, Tourism and Ports of Entry with Mexico” (2013). He is also co-editor of Latino Politics and Arizona’s Immigration Law SB 1070 (2013) and The U.S.-Mexican Border Environment: Progress and Challenges for Sustainability (2012) and served as managing editor forNorth America Next: A Report to President Obama on Building Sustainable Security and Competitiveness (2009). He received his master’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of California, San Diego and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona. His work and commentary have been featured by a variety of media outlets including the Associated Press, the New York TimesThe Economist, Fronteras: A Changing America Desk (public radio), the Arizona Republic, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and the El Paso Times.