“U.S.-Mexico Relations: Facts and Challenges”

With H.E. Alberto Fierro Garza, Consul of Mexico in Orlando, will speak at Stetson Monday, March 25, 5:45 p.m., in the Stetson Room (CUB).  Cultural credit available!

H.E. Alberto Fierro Garza will provide an overview of the current political, social, and economic trends in Mexico. Within the context of Mexico’s newly elected administration, he will establish a framework for reviewing the most important elements of the everyday bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Mexico, and address the mutual challenges both nations face in terms of security, migration, and global competitiveness.

Alberto Fierro Garza has been a Member of Mexico´s Diplomatic Corps since 1993. At the Ministry of Foreign Relations he has served as Director General for Educational and Cultural Cooperation (2007-2009); Deputy Director General for North America (2001-2003), and Director of Cultural Agreements (1992-1994). He has served as Deputy Cultural Attaché at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C. (1994-1997), and as Cultural Attaché at the Mexican Embassy in Canada (1998-2001). He was also Director General for International Affairs at the National Council for Culture and the Arts of Mexico between 2004 and 2006.

Fierro Garza taught social sciences at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and served as the university’s Director of the Social Promotion Department. He has also taught social sciences at the UNAM-extension in Canada. He has a BA in Sociology from Universidad Iberoamericana and a Masters in Latin American History from Georgetown University.

Sponsored by WORLD: International Learning and Sigma Iota Rho

Part of Stetson International Week

Associate Director, International Academic Learning Initiatives