The Hasib J. Sabbagh Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Jorge Castañeda: America Through Foreign Eyes


Event Details

Thursday, February 11, 2021
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM 
, NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Description


Dr. Jorge Castañeda, former Foreign Minister of Mexico and Global Distinguished Professor of Latin America and Caribbean Studies.  Dr. Jorge Castañeda will be discussing his latest book America Through Foreign Eyes.

Please submit your questions in advance to [email protected].  

Event Speakers

    • Dr. Jorge Castañeda - Speaker
      Global Distinguished Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, New York University

      Jorge Castañeda was Foreign Minister of Mexico from 2000 to 2003. He is a renowned public intellectual, political scientist, and prolific writer, with an interest in Mexican and Latin American politics, comparative politics and US-Mexican and U.S.-Latin American relations.

      Born in Mexico City in 1953, Dr. Castañeda received a B. A. from Princeton University and a B. A. from Universite de Paris-I (Pantheon-Sorbonne), an M. A. from the École Pratique de Hautes Etudes, and his Ph. D. in Economic History from the University of Paris-I.

      He taught at Mexico's National Autonomous University (UNAM) from 1978 through 2004, at Princeton University, and the University of California, Berkeley and (since 1997) at NYU. Jorge Castañeda was a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1985-87) and was a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research and Writing Grant Recipient (1989-1991).

      Among his more than 15 books published in the United States and elsewhere are: Limits to Friendship: The United States and Mexico (with Robert Pastor), Utopia Unarmed: The Latin American Left after the Cold War (Knopf, 1993), The Mexican Shock (New Press, 1995), Compañero: The Life and Death of Che Guevara (Knopf, 1997), and Perpetuating Power: How Mexican Presidents Were Chosen (New Press, 2000); Ex-Mex: From Migrants to Immigrants (The New Press, 2007); Mañana Forever? Mexico and the Mexicans (Vintage, Random House, 2012). His latest book: America Through Foreign Eyes (Oxford University Press, 2020)

      Jorge Castañeda is a regular columnist for Revista Nexos, the Spanish daily El País and The New York Times. In 1997, he was appointed Global Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Latin American Studies at New York University. He is an Emeritus Member of Human Rights Watch. In April 2008, Castañeda was elected Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and International Member of the American Philosophical Society.

    • Dr. Jorge Castañeda