Monday, Aug. 28, 2017
- Monday’s events started with a conference at Tec de Monterrey in Mexico City where GPS Professor Gordon McCord presented a talk on “Economics and Sustainable Development.” Assistant Director of Admissions Marina Bruce discussed degree programs to a packed house at the end of the event.
- Later that day Professor McCord and the dean of the School for Social Sciences and Government Alejandro Poire had an informal conversation with leaders from Tec de Monterrey.
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017
- Tuesday started with a visit to the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, commonly known as ITAM, where Marina and Fellows Coordinator Greg Mallinger promoted GPS degree programs, and USMEX research and its fellows program. Professor McCord also gave a talk on homicides and temperature variability in Mexico.
- The day ended with a USMEX reunion event at Cabrera 7. The reception was hosted by Rafael Fernández de Castro, a professor at GPS and new director of USMEX, for with former fellows, summer seminar participants and Mexico Moving Forward speakers. Many GPS board members, students, alumni and Pacific Leadership Fellows also joined the celebration.
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017
- Wednesday was another packed day. Professor McCord was interviewed on ADN40 on how countries should react to the effects of climate change. Watch it here:
- Then lunch with Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) professors. It was a great opportunity to catch up with former USMEX fellow and CIDE Professor Sebastian Garrido de Sierra and UC San Diego alum and CIDE Professor Jorge Schiavon.