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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.

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Upcoming Events

"Free Trade in the Age of Trump"
March 30, 2017 | Register
This workshop will provide an opportunity to critically evaluate the distribution of the pressures that globalization and free trade have placed on particular groups or industries in North America and analyze the ways in which U.S. policymakers can approach future structural adjustments to limit and more equitably distribute these pressures across society.

"Political Hysteria and the Aesthetics of Conversion"
April 19, 2017 | Register
In this talk, Anita Chari will discusses the aesthetics of political hysteria in the current moment, exploring the ways in which the notion of conversion, derived from a phenomenology of hysteria, can be useful for comprehending the relationship between politics, aesthetics and embodiment in the present.

"The Political Life of Cultural Production in the 21st Century"
April 19-21, 2017
This three-day-long event will include a keynote by Dr. Anita Chari, as well as presentations based on the papers accepted and a visit to artistic spaces and institutions in the border area. We hope to foster rich discussions on the connection between socio-economic and political transformations and art production centered on the Mexican context, but we also welcome more theoretically-oriented papers and papers that engage with the relationship between political economy and art production in other countries and contexts.

"Housing Across Borders: Mexican and U.S. Housing in Perspective"
May 26, 2017 | More information (PDF)
The aim of this conference to discuss housing in Mexico and the U.S. together: looking for connections, identifying elements for comparison, and exploring common processes shaping housing—broadly construed—on both sides of the border. Through this conversation we hope to extract lessons as a provocation that can lead us to testing our ideas about what housing and city mean. Guest speakers include: Dr. Paavo Monkkonen, Dr. Noelle Stout, and Dr. Peter M. Ward.

Events Archive

View a listing of past conferences, workshops, public talks, seminars and cultural events arranged by calendar year.

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.  

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