Dr. Carlos Bravo Regidor, director of the Journalism Program at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), will discuss “Mexico and the United States before and after Trump” on Thursday, March 15, 2018 in the North Gym 118 from 5 to 7 p.m.

CIDE is a public research center on social sciences based in Mexico City. Regidor’s academic interests include political ideas, constitutional history, elections and journalism in the United States and Mexico where his work as coordinator and editor of investigative journalism has been published.

“In light of the current negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (involving Canada, Mexico and the U.S.) and the debate over immigration, particularly as it affects the livelihood of citizens in the U.S. and Mexico, this event will provide a much-needed overview of the historical relations between Mexico and the U.S. with a focus on current affairs,” said Dr. Maria-Aparecida Lopes, history professor and event organizer.

Regidor is currently finishing the manuscript of a book tentatively called “La revancha del pasado. Ensayo histórico sobre el Trumpismo”, (The revenge of the past. A Historical essay on Trumpism) co-authored with Sergio Silva-Castañeda and to be published, by the end of 2018, by Penguin Random House in Mexico.

The free and public event is part of the Latin American Film Festival and Speaker Series. For more information, contact the Chicano and Latin American Studies department at 559.278.2848.