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2003 Summer Institute for Teachers

Ten Years After NAFTA:
How Has Globalization Affected Mexico?


Overview/Historical Perspective

Alex Saragoza, professor of Ethnic Studies and former chair of the Center for Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley; former director of the UC Study Center in Mexico

NAFTA and U.S.–Mexico Relations

Robert S. Pastorino, director of the Bay Area World Trade Center, San Francisco; professor of International Relations, SFSU; former ambassador to the Dominican Republic; former Deputy Head of Mission to Mexico and Honduras; National Security Advisor under Presidents Reagan and Bush; member of NAFTA negotiation team

NAFTA from the Perspective of the Mexican Government

Bernardo Mendez, Consul for Press and Trade, Mexican Consulate of San Francisco

Women, Natural Resources and Globalization

Earth Duarte-Trattner, graduate student in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley

Labor Relations in a Post-NAFTA Era

Tamara Kay, graduate student in the Department of Sociology at UC Berkeley

Environmental Justice on the Borderlands: The Case of the New River

Perlita Dicochea, graduate student in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley



Research Questions

What is globalization?

Why did the U.S., Mexico and Canada sign NAFTA?

Why were the labor and environment side agreements added?

Does the labor side agreement protect workers?

Does the environmental side agreement protect the environment?

What is Chapter 11?

How has globalization affected growth in Mexico?

Who benefits from NAFTA?

What is sustainable development?

Should NAFTA be expanded?

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