MATIAS ROMERO AND THE BIRTH OF MEXICAN DIPLOMACY
DATE AND TIME
Thu, April 19, 2018
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Intercultural Center (ICC), Room 450
3700 O Street NW
Washington, DC 20057
Hosted by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and the Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas (CAROLA).
Matias Romero and the Birth of Mexican Diplomacy
This talk will focus on the life and legacy of Matias Romero, one of the most celebrated diplomats in Mexican history, through the lens of Sergio Silva Castañeda and Graciela Márquez´s latest book, Matías Romero y el oficio diplomático: 1837-1898.
The book unearths a new portrait of Romero, one that depicts a lawyer and diplomat deeply knowledgeable of the United States and of Mexico, trying to fight prejudices on both sides and build bridges in the midst of an extremely unequal relationship . The book also casts Romero as intensely involved in the process of nation-building in Mexico at the same time he helped craft the nascent republic’s foreign policy. Join us and learn of the intimate connection between nation-building and foreign policy, through the gripping tale of Romero’s life.
Alberto Fierro, Executive Director of the Mexican Cultural Institute Casey Lurtz, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University
Moderated by Alvaro Santos, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas
Sergio Silva Castañeda, PhD
Dr. Silva is the current director of the Undergraduate Program in International Studies at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). Previous to this, he was the Program Coordinator for Mexico and Central America at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies in Harvard University. His area of expertise/interest includes Latin American History, Political and Economic Development, and U.S.- Latin American relations.
Dr. Silva completed his PhD and Masters in Latin American History at Harvard University. He also has a Bachelor’s in Economics from Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE).
Graciela Márquez, PhD
Dr. Márquez is a Research Professor at El Colegio de México. She holds a Bachelors in Economics from UNAM, a Masters in Economics from El Colegio de México, and a Doctorate in Economic History from Harvard University. She has taught at UNAM, Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Universidad de Guanajuato, and Universidad Autónoma de Baja California. In addition, she was Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago and has given seminars at Harvard and Stanford.
Dr. Márquez belongs to the National Mexican System of Researchers and is the author of several articles on trade policy, industrialization, inequality, and economic development. She has also edited or co-published several books on the Economic History of Mexico and Latin America. Currently, she is on sabbatical at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies of the University of California at San Diego.
Kindly note that lunch will be served at 12PM. If you have any dietary restrictions or require special accommodation, please email clas. A good faith effort will be made to fulfill all requests.