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Mexican Public Views on Global Affairs: Between Nationalism and Liberalism

Tue, October 8, 2013 • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM • 2nd Floor Conference Room, Benson Latin American Collection, SRH Unit 1

Guadalupe Gonzalez, 2013 Matias Romero Visiting Professor, presents, analyses, and comments on the last edition of CIDE’s public opinion study on foreign policy and international affairs, Mexico, the Americas, and the World 2012-2013. The study offers new and updated data on how Mexican publics and leaders view the state of the world and Mexico’s role in the international arena, mainly in the Americas. She offers a critical overview of social attitudes on key issues such as nationalism, globalization, trade, foreign investment, energy, security, migration, multilateral norms, and perceptions of other countries. She portraits a country facing an open and intense national debate on dealing with globalization, international uncertainty, and increasing regional fragmentation in the Americas.

Guadalupe Gonzalez is a Professor in the Division of International Studies at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City. She is the Academic Director of the CIDE research project Mexico, the Americas, and the World: Foreign Public and Political Opinion, and is an Associate Researcher for the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of San Diego. She received a master’s in political sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a bachelor’s degree in international relations from El Colegio de México, and is a doctoral candidate in political science at the University of California, San Diego. Professor Gonzalez is an expert in foreign policy and international relations, with specific research interests in Mexico-U.S. relations, Latin American–Mexican relations, comparative foreign policy in Latin America, national security, drug trafficking, and organized crime.  Her recent publications include the book Carlos Rico Ferrat: Contributions of a Mexican Internationalist (Mexico City: SRE-COLMEX-CIDE, 2012) and the journal article “Mexicans and the World: Elements to Think and Design Policy” (Mexican Magazine of Foreign Policy, no. 93, July–October 2011). Professor Gonzalez was a founding member of the Mexican Council of International Affairs and has been a member of the Academic Council of the School of Intelligence for National Security. She is teaching at LLILAS as the Matias Romero Visiting Professor for the Fall 2013 semester.

For more information, contact Paloma Diaz.


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