2017 Mexico City: A recap of the outings

The UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) and its Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (USMEX) teamed up for a series of events in Mexico City the week of Aug. 28. Enjoy a rundown of the staff and faculty who engaged with prospective and current students, alumni, scholars and friends.

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  1. Monday, Aug. 28, 2017

  2. 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.
  3. Our GPS admission team and USMEX staff are in Mexico this week for a series of events! Be sure to follow their real time adventures on Twitter 馃嚥馃嚱 Repost from @marinabbruce  Here for the kickoff event at Tec #hayotrom茅xicoencurso
    Our GPS admission team and USMEX staff are in Mexico this week for a series of events! Be sure to follow their real time adventures on Twitter 馃嚥馃嚱 Repost from @marinabbruce Here for the kickoff event at Tec #hayotrom茅xicoencurso
  4. 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.
  5. Gordon McCord and Alejandro Poire at Tec de Monterrey
    Gordon McCord and Alejandro Poire at Tec de Monterrey
  6. The talks continue.  Professor McCord with Tec de Monterey's school of Social Sciences and Government Dean Poire at coffee with leaders talk. @gps_ucsd @ucsandiego Repost from @marinabbruce
    The talks continue. Professor McCord with Tec de Monterey's school of Social Sciences and Government Dean Poire at coffee with leaders talk. @gps_ucsd @ucsandiego Repost from @marinabbruce
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  8. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

  9. 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.
  10. ...Tuesday- morning presentation at ITAM @gps_ucsd @amyemmarob
    ...Tuesday- morning presentation at ITAM @gps_ucsd @amyemmarob
  11. 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.

  12. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017

  13. 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:
  14. 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.
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