"Human Rights in Mexico: Inside the Labyrinth of Drugs, Elections and Billionaires"
January 23, 2008
A talk by Sergio Aguayo, professor of political science at the Colegio de Mexico.
Sergio Aguayo has been one of Mexico's leading public intellectuals and human rights advocates for the past three decades. He has been a professor of political science at the Colegio de Mexico since 1977 and was a founder of the Mexican Academy for Human Rights, the electoral reform organization Alianza Civica, and other civil society initiatives. His weekly newspaper column appears in 17 papers across Mexico and the U.S. and he makes regular appearances as a commentator on Mexican television. A past Tinker Visiting Professor at the University, Aguayo most recently visited Chicago in 2006, when an NGO he founded to monitor transparency issues (Fundar) received a major award from the MacArthur Foundation.
From the World Beyond the Headlines Series. Co-Sponsored by the Human Rights Program, the Katz Center for Mexican Studies, and the Center for Latin American Studies.