Center-Sponsored Courses, Spring 2003

LAS 298/198
U.S. and Mexico: Conflicting Agendas
A View of the Present from a Historical Perspective

Prof. Lorenzo Meyer

The 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 pm
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.

To 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 no later than Feb. 10, 2003.



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