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Through conferences, workshops, seminars and cultural events, USMEX connects leaders from government, business and civil society to discuss current issues and challenges in Mexico with our academic community.

Spring 2016 events

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday Seminar with Tania Islas Weinstein
June 1, 2016 | Register here
Title: "'¡Un Absurdo Total!': Taxation, Expertise, and the Creation of National Patrimony in Contemporary Mexico"
In this talk, Tania will analyze Mexico’s unique “Payment in Kind” tax policy, which allows artists to pay their taxes with artwork rather than money and has produced one of the largest public art collections in the country and the only one that increases systematically every year.

Wednesday Seminar with Gisela Moncada
June 8, 2016 | 
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Title: “Feeding Mexico City: shaping the food trade in early Independent Mexico”
The aim of this research project is to analyze the principal food trading circuits that linked the main producing regions with Mexico City, and their evolution during the first half of the nineteenth century. Gisela, a postdoctoral fellow in the department of History at UC San Diego, will seek to understand the transformations in these trade networks by homing in on the new urban trade that emerged following the collapse of the viceroyalty of New Spain and the founding of the Mexican nation.

Events Archive

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Conferences and Workshops

Read about original and policy-relevant research led by faculty experts at GPS and across campus, while often drawing on insights from outside scholars and practitioners.

Wednesday Seminars

View upcoming seminars held by USMEX fellows.

Mexico Moving Forward

Learn about these day-long symposia where business leaders, scholars and social entrepreneurs provide diverse perspectives on the current challenges, what can and is being done to address them, and how these lessons can be applied globally.