Relations Between the US and Mexico
University of California, Berkeley
A revised NAFTA has been ratified by Mexico, but not formally approved by the US or Canada; “El Chapo” is in prison, but drugs continue to enter the US; funding of the border wall has received the Supreme Court’s approval to go forward but continues to be a contentious issue between the administration and Congress. Meanwhile, the newly elected left-of-center populist president of Mexico appears unsure how best to accommodate the US regarding the border and migration. He faces a public increasingly unimpressed with his handling of various issues, especially his dealings with the US. This seems exacerbated by the overwhelming dislike among Mexicans toward the American president for whom those issues will figure prominently in the 2020 election.
In his remarks, Professor Alex Saragoza will examine the three issues that vex the contemporary relationship between the US and Mexico: the revisions of NAFTA, the illegal drug trade, and immigration and border enforcement.
Alex M. Saragoza earned his PhD in Latin American history from UC San Diego, specializing in the field of modern Mexican history. He was Chair of the Center for Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley, Director of the UC Center in Mexico City, and a founder of UC’s US-Mexico Studies Program. He was the chief editor of Mexico Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic. In 2012, he was a visiting professor at the Sorbonne, Paris, France. Dr. Saragoza was the recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award from the Osher Lifelong-Learning Institute at UC Berkeley. He is Professor Emeritus of History in UC Berkeley’s Department of Ethnic Studies.
- Friday, September 20, 2019
- 11:30 am: Registration
- 11:50 am: Luncheon
- 12:45 – 2:00 pm: Program
- House Salad with Zesty Italian Dressing
- Alaskan Cod Topped with Grape Tomato Vinaigrette
- Steamed Rice
- Green Beans
- Fresh Rolls and Butter
- Chef’s Choice Dessert
- Vegetarian Option: Pasta Primavera
- $31 for members
- $40 for guests
Reservations are due by September 16 for this September 20 event.
Refunds are not available after the due date listed above.
Registration for the luncheon is now closed. Audience seating for the lecture only may be available, depending on room capacity, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Palo Corona Regional Park Headquarters
(formerly Rancho Canada Golf Club)
4860 Carmel Valley Rd
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923