Making (Historical) Sense of Mexico
with Dr. Michael M. Brescia, Curator of Ethnohistory and Affiliated Professor of History and Law
The headlines scream that Mexico in the new millennium has become a lawless state riddled with political corruption, drug violence, and extreme inequality, which push its citizens to seek economic security across the international border in the United States. In this four-part series, Dr. Brescia will take you beyond the media headlines and political soundbites and introduce you to our southern neighbor by examining the manner in which history, geography, and culture have shaped modern Mexico since its independence from Spain in 1821. You will learn about the tumultuous nineteenth century when Mexico experienced four foreign invasions and routine civil discord, the violent upheaval of the world’s first social revolution in the twentieth century, and the challenges and opportunities associated with sharing a nearly 2000-mile border with the so-called Colossus of the North, the United States.
Thursdays Oct 4, 11, 25, Nov 1, 2018
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Old Main, Silver and Sage Room
$200 ASM members ($80 tax deductible)
$250 non members ($130 tax deductible)
Registration includes campus parking, class materials, coffee and light snacks
Gift portion supports Dr. Brescia’s research