Courses, Spring 2003
U.S. and Mexico: Conflicting Agendas
A View of the Present from a Historical Perspective
objective of this short course is to develop a historical explanation
of the nature of present U.S.-Mexican relations. During the
weekly sessions we will develop an overview of Mexico’s
political relations with the United States and other relevant
powers during the last two centuries. First we will identify
and explain how the national interest of Mexico was defined
in its relations with the United States in each historical
period. Then we will analyze the way in which the Mexican leadership
tried to pursue it and account for the successes and failures
in each case.
Professor Lorenzo Meyer teaches in the International Studies Department at
the Colegio de México in Mexico City, where he also directed
the U.S. Mexican Studies Program. He is the author of eleven books on contemporary
Mexico and U.S. Mexico issues.
February 24 – March 21, Fridays 10:00 am – 1:00
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street
LAS 298/198 1 unit, pass/no-pass grading option
This course is open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates.
obtain a class entry code, please submit a brief narrative
describing your interest and experience in the subject matter.
Please email this statement to Teresa Stojkov, Vice Chair of
CLAS at firstname.lastname@example.org no
later than Feb. 10, 2003.