(Sept. 10, 2013) -- The UTSA Mexico Center, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) in San Antonio and Instituto Cultural de Mexico will jointly present a forum on "Las Relaciones Mexico-Estados Unidos," a book on U.S.-Mexico relations by Mexican scholars. The event is free and open to the public.
>>The forum is 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12 in Frio Street Building Room 1.402 on the UTSA Downtown Campus.
UTSA Mexico Center Director Harriett Romo and UNAM-San Antonio Director Jose Antonio Vela will provide welcoming remarks.
The first half of the forum will focus on the countries' 1756-1867 empires, republics and the struggle for territory. Mexican authors Marcela Terrazas y Basante from UNAM, Mexico, and Gerardo Gurza Lavalle from the Instituto Mora, Mexico, will address the topic. UTSA history professor Catherine Nolan Ferrell will provide additional perspective.
The second half of the forum, "Non-manifest Destiny?," will focus on 1867-2010 U.S.-Mexico relations. Author Patricia de los Ríos from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico, will present her work. UTSA scholars Gabriela Sanchez-Soto and Rene Zenteno from the UTSA Department of Demography will provide additional perspective.
Free parking will be available for the forum in lot D-3 beneath Interstate 35. To learn more, contact the UTSA Mexico Center at 210-458-2923.
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