Professor in economics, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Residency: September – December 2014
Research Project: Security and Prosperity: How to Build Leadership for an Agile and Secure Border Supporting Interchange
Research Interests: free trade, government design, migration, public policy strategy, public safety
Public Talk: “Security and Prosperity: How to build leadership for and agile and secure interchange between U.S and Mexico” on Nov. 12, 2014
Victor Remigio Martinez Cantu has a master’s degree in public policy from the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) and a specialty in United States studies from the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies Summer Seminar series. He is currently a professor of economics at Tec de Monterrey’s Campus Sonora Norte, and has worked with different public agencies on matters of public safety, international relations and immigration.
Martinez Cantu also has been part of the political process in Mexico and seeks relevant change through research. He has been deputy secretary of the state of Sonora’s Department of Public Safety. He was deputy secretary for Sonora’s Control, Command, Communications and Computing Center (C4), which is responsible for coordinating public safety, emergency services to the public, and registration of personnel and weaponry. In the federal government, he has worked as director ofliaison with the Mexican Congress for the Foreign Ministry (Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores), and a as a director in the department of political development for the Secretariat of the Interior (Gobernacion).