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U.S.— Mexico Relations in 2018: Opportunities and Challenges

November 1, 2018 @ 8:30am

U.S.— Mexico Relations in 2018: Opportunities and Challenges

Event Details:

Join us on November 1st as Northwest University partners with the National Autonomous University of Mexico to host a public academic conference:

U.S.— Mexico Relations in 2018: Opportunities and Challenges

With the recent elections of Donald Trump and Andrés Manuel López Obrador, it is possible that the United States and Mexico have never had two more politically different presidents. At the same time, the two leaders bear remarkable similarities in their political styles. Is it possible that they will find it easier to work together than previous, less-polarized leaders? Only time will tell, but this gathering of distinguished Mexican and American scholars will offer unique insight into one of America’s most important international relationships.

To discuss the emerging binational future, the National Autonomous University of Mexico through the Coordination for Humanities Forum “Mexico: Diversidad y Desafíos,” UNAM-Seattle, and the U.S. chapter of the IberoamerIcan Institute of Constitutional Law, together with local partner Northwest University, will sponsor an academic conference open to the public.

The event will feature a dozen notable political scientists, historians, legal scholars, and Latin Americanists from UNAM, the University of Arizona, the University of Washington, Claremont University, the University of New Mexico, and Northwest University.

A complimentary lunch will be served to all who attend at 12:30 p.m. The event is offered free of charge.

Thursday, November 1, 2018
Northwest University Argue Health Science Center (HSC)  Room 104


Schedule

8:30 A.M. — Coffee
 
9:00 A.M. — Opening Remarks
President Joseph Castleberry, Northwest University
 
9:15 A.M. — First Round Table
2018 Federal Election in Mexico: The New Presidency

Participants:
Jorge Madrazo, UNAM-Seattle
Hugo Concha, UNAM. Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas
María Marván, UNAM. Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas

Q&A Moderator:
Joseph Castleberry, Northwest University
 
10:30 A.M. — Coffee Break
 
10:45 A.M. — Second Round Table
U.S.-Mexico: Routes and Perspective 

Participants:
Guillermo Sheridan, UNAM-Seattle
Roderic Camp, Claremont University
William Beezley, University of Arizona
Linda Biesele Hall, University of New Mexico

Q&A Moderator:
Jorge Madrazo, UNAM-Seattle
 
12:30 P.M. — Buffet Lunch 
second floor of the HSC in rooms 231-233
 
1:30 P.M. — Third Round Table in HSC 104
Mexico-U.S. Relationship: Challenges

Participants:
Joseph Lenti, Eastern Washington University
Scott Schumacher, University of Washington
Clark Lombardi, University of Washington
Don Zang, University of Washington

Q&A Moderator:
Margarita Palacios, UNAM. Facultad de Filosofia y Letters
 
3:30 P.M. — Closing Remarks and Farewell

We look forward to having you join us for this conference.

Location:

Argue HSC Building

Sponsored by:

The Office of the President

Contact:

anne.kuchera@northwestu.edu (425) 889-4202

Academic Calendar

Summer Semester 2018
Summer University: May-August Sessions May 8–Aug 17
Summer Last Day to Register; Last Day to Add/Drop Courses End of the second day of scheduled classes
Memorial Day (University Closed) May 28
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Residence Halls and Dining Hall Open (New Students) Jan 13
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First Day of Classes (Undergraduate Program) Jan 14
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (University closed) Jan 21
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