Mexico and the World
Vol. 9, No 1 (Winter 2004) PROGRAM ON MEXICO.html




June 1, 2003



Current Research Projects

Planned Training Projects

Completed Projects

Conferences Held

Book Publications

Web Journal


Grants Received

Faculty, Affiliated Leaders, and Advisory Groups

List of Abbreviations














The UCLA Program on Mexico grew out of a five-year grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to the Latin American Center for the period from 1970 to 1975. This grant, administered by Associate Director James W. Wilkie, created the Committee on Mexico, which owing to its many successful activities, became in 1982 the Program on Mexico.
POM's activities involve:

1. Coordinating Mexicanists at UCLA.

To this end POM has built an inclusive structure for campus-wide faculty and affiliated campus leaders, as well as established two advisory committees. The current affiliation to POM includes:
a) 52 Faculty
b) 20 Members of Advisory Council on Mexico
c) 19 Members of North American Advisory Council
d) 27 Visiting Scholars
e) 16 Affiliated UCLA Leaders

2. Recruiting Mexican leaders of all ideologies to become graduate students, scholars and fellows at UCLA. The list includes.

* Porfirio Muñoz Ledo
* Esteban Moctezuma
* Fausto Alzati
* José Angel Pescador
* Sylvia Ortega
* Alejandro Mungaray
* Jesus Arroyo Alejandre
* Javier Bonilla
* Juan Moreno-Pérez
* Aldo Flores-Quiroga
* Alejandro Pelayo Rangel
* Arturo Grunstein
* Alvaro Ochoa Serrano
* Rosario Varo Berra
* Alfonso J. Galindo

3. Providing a neutral academic forum where Mexican leaders of opposing ideological views can meet and safely debate issues outside the pressure-cooker of the Mexico City political scene, thus removing the political recriminations that occur in Mexico.

The most recent events being:


POM Conference on Transition in Mexico.

* Jorge G. Castañeda, Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico
* Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, Historical Leader of the PRD and Former Presidential Candidate 
* Roderic Camp Professor of Political Science. Claremont McKenna College
* Carlos Ramírez, Mexico City Journalist and Public Opinion Leader.
* Sergio Muñoz, Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times
* Geoffrey Garrett, UCLA Vice-Provost of International Studies


POM Seminars on Mexico's Development Policy, Tijuana
Co-Sponsored by University of Baja California.


POM Conference on “Public Policy in the State Arena. The Best Government Practices in México”.
Scheduled to be held in Puebla, November 2003

* At this Conference, Mexican State Governments will present their “best public-policy practices,” to be discussed by researchers, public policy specialists, entrepreneurs, and social and intellectual leaders from all continents.

* This activity will help State governments develop a shared public policy agenda to allow a faster development in the 21st century and a better insertion in a globalized context.

Co-organizers:  Government of the State of Puebla and Academia Metropolitana.


4. Holding  meetings on U.S.-Mexican affairs, including

a)    2001: Mexican Government Forum on Mexican Immigration Policy. The first to be
     held outside of Mexico
b)    2002: Mexican National Human Rights Commission Conference on the Rights
     of Mexicans in the USA. The first to be held outside of Mexico.
5. Convening academic meetings throughout Mexico in order to introduce foreign
scholars and policymakers to the country's many regions. e.g.


New Ideas for Mexican Development, Guanajuato City
Co-Sponsored by Governor Vicente Fox, State of Guanajuato


Public Policy in Mexico, Morelia, Michoacán.
Co-Sponsored by the School of Public Policy and Social Research and the
State of Michoacán.


Conference “Urban Poverty and  the Future of Cities”
Co-sponsored by Governor Arturo Montiel, State of Mexico

Participants included:

* Juan Ramón de la Fuente, Rector of UNAM
* José Luis Romero Hicks, Director General of the Mexican Bank for Foreign * Trade (BANCOMEXT)
* Jordi Borja, President of Urban Technology, Barcelona, Spain
* Carlos Santos Neves, Consul General of Brazil in Houston
* James W. Wilkie, POM
* Abel Valenzuela, Director,  UCLA Center for Urban Poverty
* Alfonso J Galindo, POM
* Olga Lazin, UCLA Post-Doctoral Fellow
POM Sponsored Book:

* Memoria del Primer Encuentro Internacional Ciudades Humanas: Pobreza urbana y el futuro de las ciudades.  (México, D.F.: Miguel Angel Porrúa Editor, 2002.) 

6. Conducting research on the complexity of Mexico's regional development, which had been generally unknown even to most Mexican scholars, who find it easier to obtain funds to conduct research in Paris, London, and New York than to examine regional issues in their own country.
Under four grants totaling US$ 1,840,000 from the Hewlett Foundation (1986-1998), POM established the first research on Mexico's regions; and POM convened in 1990 the first scholarly conference to be held in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, which would be seized by Subcomandante Marcos on January 1, 1994. 
7. Analyzing Mexico in Comparative World Perspective, through events like:


POM Conference on Argentina and Mexico in Comparative Financial Perspective, UCLA
Co-Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Latino Health and the Center for Business Education and Research.
* James W. Wilkie (POM), and Carlos Veigh (Economics) (Chairs)
* Sebastian Edwards (UCLA Anderson School)
* Arnold Harbgerger (UCLA Department of Economics)
* Miguel Angel Rivera Ríos  (UNAM)
* Alejandro Dabat (UNAM)
* Guillermo González (Ambassador of  Argentina to the USA)
* José Moya (UCLA Department of History)

8. Cooperating with PROFMEX and the Univesity of Guadalajara to publish the book series "Cycles and Trends in Mexico", now standing at 31 volumes.


* 1 with the University of Sinaloa (Vol. 28, just being announced)
* 2 with UNAM
* 8 with the Metropolitana University of Mexico City.
* 16 with the University of Guadalajara

9. Cooperating with PROFMEX and the University of Guadalajara to publish the peer-reviewed Web Journal Mexico and the World, which now has reached 9 volumes.
10. Developing relations with Mexico's major universities, including
a)   1988-1992: USIA Grant to Coordinate UCLA Research with UNAM and Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (Mexico City) on Economic Policy and Restructuring in Mexico.
b)   2002: Two Conferences held at UCLA with UNAM, co-chaired by Rector Juan Ramón de la Fuente and POM's James Wilkie, May and November.
c)   2002-2003: Joint Research Seminars on U.S.-Mexico Border Issues with the University of Baja California (UABC) and its rector Alejandro Mungaray (UCLA Visiting Scholar).
11. Conducting Training Seminars for Mexican Leaders
In the years 2001 and 2002 this program focused on Mexican leaders affiliated with the National Union of Teachers (SNTE), which has a membership of over one million teachers and workers in public education. POM organized four meetings with SNTE, bringing together more than 100 leaders from all regions of Mexico.

Meeting I                       Aug 19-29, 2001
Meeting II                      Nov 11-18, 2001
Meeting III                     April 14-20, 2002 
Meeting IV                    Oct  21-25, 2002

Speakers included:

Esteban Moctezuma (President, Fundación TV Azteca and POM Director)
Concepción Valadez (Education)

12. Videoconferencing
* Expert Testimony on the State of Global and Mexican Public Education, broadcasted from UCLA to Universidad Autonomá de Hidalgo on November 14-16, 2001.
* Commissioned by Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies, POM organized the international component of the “Hearings on the State of Public Education in Mexico”.
* POM diagnosed problems in Mexico’s public education system at all levels comparing educational practices in 17 States of Mexico as well as internationally.
* UCLA co-participants in these videoconference events were:

School of Education.
School of Public Policy and Social Research.

13.  Book Presentations

a) Perla Ciuk, reading and commenting on her latest book
Diccionario de Directores de Cine Mexicano
September 8, 1998.
b) Jorge G. Castañeda, reading and commenting on his latest book
Perpetuating Power: How Mexican Presidents Were Chosen,
(New York: New Press, 2000),  Premier Presentation in the USA
of this translated book, November 10, 2000.

Current Research Projects

a. "Bankifying" Mexican Nationals for credit and housing
As part of the U.S.-Mexico Alliance for Prosperity Initiatives, POM works with Mexico's Bank of Financial Services and National Savings (BANSEFI) -a Mexican
Government Development Bank- and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to study the financial behavior and literacy of Mexican migrants in the USA.
The first stage of the project includes a survey of Mexican migrant workers and their families in the US, to determine the financial services that need to be developed by Los Angeles financial institutions to serve this growing community.
b. "Mexican L.A." in the Globalized City of  Greater Los Angeles
This Project:

Studies the Mexican example as a country that lies as vanguard in the establishment of international commercial treaties;

Indicates the importance of the civil and civic Mexican organizations in social and economic change that has occurred in the last few years, contrasting this circumstance with the political conditions in Eastern Europe, where the development of NGOs is incipient.

c. Social and Health "Insurance" Issues of Mexican Nationals in the United States
This research project is investigating and documenting the situations faced by workers and families who need coverage and health benefits.
d. Revival of Social Service Values in the Curriculum of Mexican Universities
This project seeks to recover the spirit of social service that made Mexican universities world famous. Rather than requiring social service after completion of studies but before award of the degree, this project seeks to incorporate social service in the curriculum so that it is socially productive and does not create an obstacle to the award of degrees.

e.  Statistical Data for Analysis of World Economic Growth (WEG 105)

Developed since 1995 by POM and CILACE (International Center for Economic Growth), WEG 105 has generated a homogeneous database of comparable time-series that show the development of 97 indicators for 9 countries over a 100-year span.
The countries are:

a. Argentina             d. Indonesia              g. Mexico
b. Brazil.                  e. Italy                    h. Spain
c. Chile                   f. Japan`                  i. USA

The 97 indicators are grouped in the following categories:

a. Gross Domestic Product
b. Deflators and Price Idexes
c. Financial and Monetary Indicators
d. Public Finance
e. International Trade
f. Capital Stocks and Investment
g. Extractive and Manufacturing Activities
h. Infrastructure
i. Demography, labor force and wages
j. Education and human capital.

In 2001-2002, the 100-year databases for six countries (1895-1994) were revised and the database for Mexico is now being updated to 2000.

Planned Training Projects

a) Summer Executive Courses and Mexican Leaders Program

Designed to enhance binational relations between the United States and Mexico, this program brings Mexican executives and leaders to Los Angeles in order to: 

* Participate in seminars analyzing technological change in the World and Mexico's role in the globalization process.
* Gain experience in using modern cybernetic technologies, including the use of Internet as a research tool and e-mail networking.

Completed Projects

a) The mutual recognition of the non-for-profit sectors by the Mexican and American Governments
Sponsored by the U.S. Council on Foundations, 1991-1993
The result of the PROFMEX project was the signature of an international treaty in 1993 and the adoption of norms that allow the flow of resources of foundations between Mexico and the United States.
b) Public Policy Recommendations for the Integration and Administration of the Ciudad Juárez-El Paso Metropolitan Region
Sponsored by the Ford Foundation. 1991-1994
See: Recomendación de Cursos de Acción para la Administración del Area Metropolitana de El Paso/Ciudad Juárez, por Samuel Schmidt y David Lorey  (El Paso: El Paso Community Foundation and University of Texas, 1994)
Policy Recommendations for Managing the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez Metropolitan Area, by Samuel Schmidt and David Lorey (El Paso: El Paso Community Foundation and University of Texas, 1994)
c) The “Shortage” of Housing and the Problem of Social Interest for Urban Workers In the City of Tijuana.  Public Policy Options and the Possibilities of Change. 
Sponsored by the Ford Foundation. 1991-1993
d) Cooperation with PROFMEX to establish the Internet Journal Mexico and the World
Sponsored by the Ford Foundation. 1992-1997
e) Integrating Cities and Regions: North America Faces Globalization.
Sponsored by the Ford Foundation. 1995-1998.
The results were published in a book that is cited in the publication section.
f) POM - University of Guadalajara Research Project on US-Mexico Policy Relations
Sponsored by a William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Grant to University of Guadalajara

g) Regional Perspectives on North America Integration. The Collaborative Policy Research Program of the University of Guadalajara  and POM
Sponsored by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Grant to University of Guadalajara
h) Alternatives for Regional Development on the Context of NAFTA and the Globalization Process.
Sponsored by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Conferences Held

a) POM International Conferences on Topics and Regions 

1. Mazatlán, Sinaloa
          March 16-20, 1988
            Industry and Labor in Mexico I  
2. Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco,          
            October 6-11, 1988
            Industry and Labor in Mexico II
3. Mérida, Yucatán
            January 26-30, 1989
            Industry and Labor in Mexico III
4. Acapulco, Guerrero   
            July 1-4, 1989
            Cycles and Trends in Mexico I
5. San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas
            February 4-6, 1990
            Conference on Chiapas
6. Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca
            June 21-24, 1990,
            Conference on Oaxaca
7. Oaxaca, Oaxaca and Mexico City    
            January 25 to February 1, 1991
            Philanthropy and the International Foundations
            Co-sponsored by the
            U.S. Council on Foundations
8. Cuetzalán and Cholula, Puebla  
            June 12-16, 1991
            Conferences on Puebla
            Co-sponsored by the Universidad de Las Américas
9. Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur               
            March 6-9, 1992
            Conference on Baja California Sur
            Co-sponsored by UAM-Azcapotzalco
10. Guadalajara, Jalisco
            August 6-8, 1992
            Conference on Jalisco
            Co-sponsored the Universidad de Guadalajara;
11. Zacatecas, Zacatecas
            February 3-5, 1993
            Cycles and Trends on Mexico II                                 
            Co-sponsored by UAM-Azcapotzalco
12. Mexico City
            August 3-7, 1993,
            Agrarian Issues in Mexico
            Co-sponsored by UAM-Azcapotzalco
13. Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua and El Paso, Texas     
            September 17-18, 1993
            Administration of a Metropolitan Transborder Government I
            Co-sponsored by ANUIES and El Paso Community Foundation
14. El Paso, Texas  
            January 3, 1994
            Administration of a Metropolitan Transborder Government II
            Co-sponsored by the Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público, the
            American Embassy in Mexico, the University of Texas, El Paso Community
15. Mexico City                  
            July 28-29,1994
            The World’s view on Mexican Development 
            Co-sponsored by CONACYT
16. San Diego, California
            September 9, 1994
            The Housing Problem in Tijuana,                        
            Co-sponsored by ANUIES and San Diego State University (SDSU)
17. Kyoto, Japan                                 
            August 25-31, 1995
            Conference on Mexico and Japan
            Co-sponsored by Doshisha University
18. San Diego, California                                                      
            August 8, 1996
            Reality and Opportunities at the Border
            Co-sponsored by  SDSU

19. Beijing, China                
            October 3-4, 1996,
            a) China, Japan and Mexico
            b) Mexico and Asia
            Co-sponsored by:
                        a) Chinese Science Academy;
                        b) Doshisha University of Japan;
                        c) People’s University of China;
                        d) CONACYT-Mexico's National Science Foundation

20. Guanajuato, Guanajuato 
            April 15-17, 1999
            Innovative Ideas for the Development  of  Mexico
            Co-sponsored by the State Government of Guanajuato,
            Universidad de Guanajuato
21. Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
            December 16-23, 1999
            Cycles and Trends on Mexico III.
            Co-sponsored by the Universidad de Guadalajara
22. Tepic, Nayarit
            May 29, 2000
            Globalization and Social Security          
            Co-sponsored by the Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit.
23. Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
            June 1-3, 2000;
            Cosponsored by the Universidad de Guadalajara  
24. Morelia, Michoacán                                                  
            September 18-23, 2000
            Mexico and Public Policy
            Co-sponsored by the State Government of Michoacán and the
            Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo
25. UCLA
            July 13, 2001
            Mexico’s National Forum on Immigration
            Co-sponsored by Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Migración and
            Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles

26.Toluca, México
            November 7-9, 2001
            Urban Poverty and the Future of Cities
            Co-sponsored by the Government of the State of México and Universidad
            Autónoma del Estado de México
27. UCLA 
            November 12-13, 2002
            Symposium on Human Rights Issues Facing Mexican Migrants in the USA
Co-sponsored by Mexico's National Commission on Human Rights and Consulate General of Mexico
28. UCLA
            January 8-March 28, 2003
            Mexico and Globalization; Issues in World and Latin American History Since 1492
            POM-UCLA Extension, Winter Quarter, 2003,
            Chair: Professor Olga Magdalena Lazin (UCLA Post-Doctoral Fellow)
            With Guests Speakers
            Steven J. Loza, University of New Mexico
            José T. Molina, Continental Broadcasting
            Alejandro Pelayo, Institute of Mexico
            James W. Wilkie, UCLA

POM Book Publications

Cycles and Trends in the Development of Mexico, Published in Cooperation with PROFMEX and the University of Guadalajara
Series’ Editors:  James W. Wilkie (1990--), Jesús Arroyo Alejandre (1998--) Sergio de la Peña† (1990-1998)

1. Industria y Trabajo en México,
James W. Wilkie y Jesús Reyes Heroles González Garza  (Editores)
(México, D.F.: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco, 1990).
2. The Rise of the Professions in Twentieth-Century Mexico: University Graduates and Occupational Change Since 1929,
David E. Lorey
(Los Angeles: UCLA Latin American Center Publications, 1992; revised and expanded 1994).
3. La Frontera que Desaparece: Las Relaciones México-Estados Unidos Hasta los Noventa,
Clint E. Smith
(México, D.F.: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco and UCLA Program on México, 1993).
4. Impactos Regionales de la Apertura Comercial: Perspectivas del Tratado de Libre Comercio en Jalisco,
Jesús Arroyo Alejandre y David E. Lorey  (Editores)
(Guadalajara: Universidad de Guadalajara and UCLA Program on Mexico, 1993).
5. La Estadística Económica en México. Los Orígenes
Sergio de la Peña y James W. Wilkie 
(México, D.F.: Siglo XXI y Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco, 1994).
6. Estado y Agricultura en México: Antecedentes e Implicaciones de las Reformas Salinistas
Enrique C. Ochoa y David E. Lorey  (Editores)
(México, D.F.: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco,1994).
7. Transiciones Financieras y TLC,
Antonio Gutiérrez Pérez y Celso Garrido Noguera (Editores)
(México, D.F.: Ariel Económica, UNAM, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana- Azcapotzalco, 1994).
8. Ahorro y Sistema Financiero en México,
Celso Garrido y Tomás Peñaloza Webb (Editores)
(México, D.F.: Editorial Grijalbo y Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco, 1996).
9. México ante los Estados Unidos: Historia de una Convergencia,
Clint E. Smith
(México, D.F.: Editorial Grijalbo y Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco, 1995).
10. Crisis y Cambio de la Educación Superior en México
David E. Lorey y Sylvia Ortega Salazar (Editores)
(México, D.F.: Limusa-Noriega Editores y Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco, 1997).
11. Ajustes y Desajustes Regionales:  El Caso de Jalisco a Fines del Sexenio Salinista,
Jesús Arroyo Alejandre y David E. Lorey (Editores)
(Guadalajara: Universidad de Guadalajara and UCLA Program on Mexico, 1995).
12. Integrating Cities and Regions: North America Faces Globalization
James W. Wilkie and Clint E. Smith (Editores)
(Guadalajara y Los Angeles: UCLA Program on Mexico, Universidad de Guadalajara, CILACE-Centro Internacional “Lucas Alamán” para el Crecimiento Económico, 1998)
13. Realidades de la Utopía: Demografía, Trabajo Y Municipio en el Occidente de México,
David E. Lorey y Basilio Verduzco Chávez (Editores)
(México, D.F.: Universidad de Guadalajara, UCLA Program on Mexico, Juan Pablos Editor, 1997)
14. La Internacionalización de la Economía Jalisciense
Jesús Arroyo Alejandre y Adrián de León Arias (Editores)
(Guadalajara: Universidad de Guadalajara, UCLA Program on Mexico, Juan Pablos Editor, 1997)
15. Descentralización e Iniciativas Locales de Desarrollo 
María Luisa García Batiz, Sergio González Rodríguez, Antonio Sánchez Bernal Y Basilio Verduzco Chávez
(Guadalajara y Los Angeles: Universidad de Guadalajara, UCLA Program on Mexico, Juan Pablos Editor, 1998)
16. México Frente a la Modernización de China
Oscar M. González Cuevas (editor)
(México, D.F.: Limusa-Noriega y Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco, 1998)
17. La Reforma Agraria en México desde 1853: Sus Tres Ciclos Legales:
Rosario Varo Berra
(Guadalajara: Universidad de Guadalajara, UCLA Program on Mexico,
PROFMEX, Juan Pablos Editor, 2002)
18. Mercados Regionales de Trabajo y Empresa
Rubén A. Chavarín Rodríguez, Víctor M. Castillo Girón y Gerardo Rios Almodóvar
(Guadalajara: Universidad de Guadalajara, UCLA Program on Mexico,  Juan Pablos Editor, 1999)
19. Globalidad y Región: Algunas Dimensiones de la Reestructuración en Jalisco,
Graciela López Méndez y Ana Rosa Moreno Pérez (Editores)
(Guadalajara: Universidad de Guadalajara, UCLA Program on Mexico,  Juan Pablos Editor, 2000)
20. México en la Economía Global: Tecnología, Espacio e Instituciones
Miguel Angel Rivera Ríos
(México, D.F. UNAM, UCLA Program on Mexico, Editorial Jus, 2000) 
21. El Renacimiento de las regiones. Descentralización y DesarrolloRegional en Alemania (Brandenburgo) y México (Jalisco)
Jesús Arroyo, Karl-Dieter Keim y James Scott (Editores)
(Guadalajara y México, D.F.: Universidad de Guadalajara, UCLA  Program on
Mexico, Juan Pablos Editor, 2001).
22. México y los Estados Unidos: 180 Años de Relaciones Ineludibles
Clint E. Smith
(Guadalajara: Universidad de Guadalajara, PROFMEX, UCLA  Program on Mexico, Juan Pablos Editor, 2001).
23.  La Regionalización: Nuevos  Horizontes  para la Gestión Pública
Guillermo Woo
(Guadalajara y México, D. F.: Universidad de Guadalajara, UCLA  Program on Mexico, Centro Lindavista, 2001).
24.El Norte de Todos. Migración y Trabajo en Tiempos de Globalización.
Jesús Arroyo Alejandre, Alejandre Canales y Patricia Vargas (Editores)
(Guadalajara y México, D.F.: Universidad de Guadalajara, PROFMEX, UCLA Program on Mexico, Juan Pablos Editor, 2002)
25. Competitividad. Implicaciones para Empresas y Regiones.
Jesús Arroyo Alejandre y Salvador Berumen Sandoval  (Editores) Guadalajara: Universidad de Guadalajara, UCLA Program on Mexico, PROFMEX, Juan Pablos Editor, 2003).
26.  Globalización Descentralizada:Libre Comercio, Fundaciones y Sociedad Cívica de las América a
la Nueva Europa
Olga Magdalena Lazin
(Guadalajara y México, D.F.: Universidad de Guadalajara, PROFMEX, UCLA Program on Mexico, Juan Pablos Editor, 2003)
27.  Globalización  y Cambio  Tecnológico:  México en el Nuevo
Ciclo Industrial Mundial
Alejandro Dabat, Miguel Ángel Rivera Ríos y James W. Wilkie (Editores)
(Guadalajara y México, D.F.: Universidad de Guadalajara, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, PROFMEX, UCLA Program on Mexico,
Juan Pablos Editor, 2003)
28. Diez Mil Millas de Música Norteña: Memorias de Julián Garza
        Guillemo E Hernandez
        (Culiacán: Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa and UCLA Program on Mexico, 2003)

Series on Mexican Oral History.

        Series’ Editor:  Rafael Rodríguez Castañeda

A.  Frente a la Revolución Mexicana: 17 Protagonistas de la Etapa   
James W. Wilkie y Edna Monzón Wilkie
(México, D.F.: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana), 4 tomos:
Tomo 1. Intelectuales.
Luis Chávez Orozco, Daniel Cosío Villegas,    José Muñoz Cota, Jesús Silva Herzog  (1995).
Tomo 2. Ideólogos:
Manuel Gómez Morín, Luis L. León, Germán List Arzubide, Juan de Dios Bojórquez, Miguel Palomar y Vizcarra (2001)
Tomo 3. Líderes:
Salvador Abascal, Ramón Beteta, Marte R. Gómez, Jacinto B. Treviño (2002)
Tomo 4. Presidente y Candidatos:
Vicente Lombardo Toledano, Juan Andreu Almazán, Ezequiel Padilla, Emilio Portes Gil (Forthcoming, 2003)
B.  Transformación del Sistema Político-Económico de México
James W. Wilkie y Edna Monzón Wilkie
(México, D.F.: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana).
Tomo 1.   Porfirio Muñoz Ledo Hasta 1987 (in editing process)

Web Journal

Mexico and the World        

The e-journal "Mexico and the World" makes new research instantly available to persons worldwide who are connected to the internet.
Based at the University of Guadalajara, the journal includes peer-reviewed articles and book reviews on the case of Mexico and its place in the globalization process. Themes analyzed include economics, politics, society, and culture as well as topics in the medical, biological and environmental sciences. 
Available on-line at no charge, Mexico and the World is published through the cooperation of distinguished specialists facilitate the publication of high-quality academic contributions.
Volumes Published

Volume 8 (2003)

Vol. 8, No. 4 (Fall 2003)
James W. Wilkie on Six Ideological Phases in the Mexican Revolution and Review
by Lorenzo Meyer

Vol. 8, No. 3 (Summer 2003)
U.S. -Mexico Transborder Cities

Vol. 8, No. 2 (Spring 2003)
Francisco Gil Díaz: Selected Writings

Vol. 8, No. 1 (Winter 2003)
Gasto Federal y Cambio Social en México, 1910-1976

Volume 7 (2002) 

Vol. 7, No. 4 (Fall 2002)    
Cambio Económico Y Social

Vol. 7, No. 3 (Summer 2002)
Historia Oral: Frente a la Revolución Mexicana
17 Protagonistas de la Etapa Constructiva

Vol. 7, No. 2 (Spring 2002)
Globalization and "Information-Based Capitalism"

Vol. 7, No. 1 (Winter 2002)
History of Change and Necessary Change

Volume 6 (2001) 

Vol. 6, No. 4 (Fall 2001)
El Norte es de Todos: Migración y Trabajo en Tiempos de Globalización
By Jesús Arroyo Alejandre, Alejandro I. Canales Cerón y Patricia N. Vargas Becerra

Vol. 6, No. 3 (Summer 2001)
Entrepreneurs and Ideologues

Vol. 6, No. 2 (Spring 2001)
Mexico's National Forum on Immigration

Vol. 6, No. 1 (Winter 2001)
International Philanthropy

Volume 5 (2000)

Vol. 5, No. 4 (Fall 2000)
Los Tres Ciclos Legales de la Reforma Agraria
en México desde 1853: La Periodización de Wilkie
y Nuevo Análisis,
Por Rosario Varo Berra Vol. 6, No. 4 (Fall 2001)

Vol. 5, No. 3 (Summer 2000)
Mexico and Public Policy
XI PROFMEX Conference, Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico

Vol. 5, No. 2 (Spring 2000) 
Globalization and Free Trade 

Vol. 5, No. 1 (Winter 2000)
Mexican Public Policy Issues:
Remittances; Education; Mexican Stock Exchange

Volume 4 (1999)

Vol. 4, No. 4 (Fall 1999) 
Special Reprint of Cartas Regionales 
published by the Universidad de Guadalajara   

Vol. 4, No. 3 (Summer 1999)  
Mexico's Contribution to the Green Revolution 
[formerly Issue 11 of PROFMEX web journal]  

Vol. 4, No. 2 (Spring 1999)  
PROFMEX-Guanajuato Conference:
Shared Visions--New Ideas for Mexico's Development
[formerly Issue 10 of PROFMEX web journal] 

Vol. 4, No. 1 (Winter 1999)  
Integración económico y migración de trabajadores mexicanos 
[formerly Issue 9 of PROFMEX web journal] 

Volume 3 (1998)

Vol. 3, No. 4 (Fall 1998)
Evaluación de las Posibilidades para la Comercialización del Olivo de Caborca, Sonora Un Estudio de Mercado y del Marco de las Políticas Públicas
By George Baker and James W. Wilkie

Vol. 3, No. 3 (Summer 1998) 
A Special Tribute to Sergio de la Peña 
[formerly Issue 8 of PROFMEX web journal] 

Vol. 3, No. 2 (Summer 1998)
La Conexión California-México 
[formerly Issue 8 of PROFMEX web journal]  

Vol. 3, No. 1 (Winter 1998) 
Special Reprint of Selected Articles by Sidney Weintraub
[formerly Issue 7 of PROFMEX web journal]

Volume 2 (1997)

Vol. 2, No. 4 (Fall 1997)  
Integrating Cities and Regions: North America Faces Globalization 
[formerly Issue 5 of PROFMEX web journal]

Vol. 2, No. 3 (Summer 1997)  
China's Possible Response To Mexico's NAFTA Challenges and
México Como Punta de Lanza para el Libre Comercio en las Americas
Including Conference Information on: 
Mexico and the World, IX PROFMEX Conference in Morelia and Pátzcuaro, Mexico 
[formerly Issues 4 and 6 of PROFMEX web journal] 

Vol. 2, No. 2 (Spring 1997) 
Emerging World Trade Blocs: 
The North American Free Trade
and the European Union Compared
By Olga M. Lazin

Vol. 2, No. 1 (Winter 1997)
Empresarios y Técnicos en México 
[formerly Issue 2 of PROFMEX web journal]  

Volume 1 (1996)

Vol. 1, No. 1 (Fall 1996) 
Mexico as Linchpin for Free Trade in the Americas
[formerly Issue 1 of PROFMEX web journal]

The Editorial Officers and Board include:
Editorial Officers



James W. Wilkie, Ph.D.





Jesús Arroyo Alejandre, Ph.D.                           


Sergio de la Peña,†  Ph.D.



Executive Managing Editor 


Margaret C. Boardman, Ph.D. 



Managing Editor: 


Olga Magdalena Lazin, Ph.D.


Arturo Grunstein, Ph.D. 


David E.  Lorey, Ph.D.  



Associate Editor and Book Review Editor 


Roberto Delgadillo,  C.Phil.


Aldo Flores Quiroga, Ph.D.



Web Designer:  


Ulisses  Sanchez (Web Designer)


Jonathan Wan (Web Consultant)





Saul Duarte, C.Phil.


Ted Lungu


Marcus Dantus



Web Journal Editorial Advisory Board:

Arturo Grunstein (Chair)  

UAM, Azcapotzalco

M. Delal Baer

CSIS, Washington, D.C.

Roderic Camp

Claremont-McKenna College

Carlos Elizondo Mayer-Serra


Aldo Flores Quiroga

Claremont Graduate University

Oscar Martínez

University of Arizona

Enrique C. Ochoa

California State University, Los Angeles

Charles Theisen

Young Presidents' Association

Carlos Alberto Torres

UCLA and FLACSO-Buenos Aires

Sergio Zermeño





POM has produced two short-films:
1)        Tale of Father Miguel

Academy Award Qualifying Short Film
2)        Chan K’in Vie: Last of the Mayas
Nominated for the 2000 Award by the
International Documentary Film Association

Film Programs

Conference on New Films from Mexico and Analysis of
Diccionario de Directores de Cine Mexicanoby Perla Ciuk
UCLA and Egyptian Theater, September 7-9, 1998.
Co-Sponsored by American Cinematheque, Hollywood
POM Screenings of Films by  Garrick Wilkie
 "Tale of Father Miguel"
"Chan K'in Viejo"
UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television
Melnitz Theater, February 7, 2000
UNESCO-UCLA Showcase of the Best Contemporary Films from Latin America, James Bridges Theater, November 16-17, 2001.
       Co-sponsored by UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television
Film Course: "Elitelore and Folklore in Mexico's New Era of Film,"
POM-UCLA Department of History
Summer Session, 2002
Professor James W. Wilkie
Alejandro Pelayo-Rangel
                  (Mexican Film Director and Producer;
Cultural Attaché of Mexico in Los Angeles)
       Film Course: "History of Mexican Film," POM-UCLA Extension
       Spring Quarter, 2003,
Professor James W. Wilkie,
Post-Doctoral Fellow Olga Magdalena Lazin,
Visiting Scholar Alejandro Pelayo-Rangel
(Former Director of the Mexican Film Institute)


Grants  Received

1. U.S. Agency for International Development Grant to UCLA for Institutional Development of Latin American Studies, 1970-1975.  $600,000.
2. Tinker Foundation Grant to UCLA for Research on Historical Statistics and Oral History in the 20 countries of Latin America, 1975-1977. $75,000.
3. NEH Grant to Conduct Research for the Statistical Abstract of the United States Mexico Borderlands, 1984-1987, $50,000. 
4. USIA Grant to Coordinate UCLA Research on Historical Statistics of Mexico with UNAM and Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, 1984-1987, $50,000.
5. Hewlett Foundation Grant No. 1 to UCLA Program on Mexico: Industry and Labor in 20th-Century Mexico, 1986-1989, $265,000.
6. USIA Grant to Coordinate  UCLA Research with UNAM and Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (Mexico City) on Economic Policy and Restructuring in Mexico, 1988-1992, $50,000.
7. UC-MEXUS Grant to Conduct Research on U.S.-Mexican Immigration Policy, 1988, $10,000.
8. UC-MEXUS  and UCLA International Studies and Overseas Programs, Research Project on Grassroots Politics in Mexico,  1988-1989, $13,000.
9. UC-MEXUS Grant to Conduct Research on Industrial Policy in Mexico, 1988-1989,  $8,000. 
10. Hewlett Foundation Grant No. 2 to UCLA Program on Mexico: Cycles and Trends in 20th- Century Mexico,  1989-1992, $525,000.
11. Hewlett Foundation Grant No. 3 to UCLA Program on Mexico: Cycles and Trends in 20th- Century Mexico, 1992-1995, $525,000.
12. North American Forum, Grant for POM Research on Cross-Border Export Regions in North America, 1995, $40,000. (Administered by Stanford University.)
13. Hewlett Foundation Grant No. 4 to UCLA Program on Mexico: Cycles and Trends in 20th- Century Mexico, 1995-1998, $525,000.

      Faculty, Affiliated Leaders, and Advisory Groups

James Wilkie
Professor, History)
Aaron Tornell                                 Guillermo E. Hernãndez  
Co-Chair                                                            Co-Chair
(Associate Professor,Economics)                    (Professor, Spanish)

UCLA Faculty Advisory Committee

Fernando Torres Gil, Chair
            (Professor and Associate Dean, School of Public Policy and Social Research)
David Hayes-Bautista, Co-Chair
            (Professor of Medicine and Public Health;
            Director, Center for Study of Latino Health and Culture)
Carole H. Browner
            (Professor of Psychiatry and Anthropology; UC-MEXUS Representative)
Charles Corbet
            (Asst. Professor and Mexico Country Manager, Anderson School of Management)  
Leobardo Estrada
            (Professor of Public Policy)
Robert Stein (Professor of Medicine and Public Policy;
            Associate Director, Center for Study of Latino Health and Culture;
            Co-Chair, Latin American Center Advisory Committee)
Concepción Valadez
            (Professor of Education)
Abel Valenzuela,                                                                                        
            (Associate Professor and Director, Urban Studies Center)

        UCLA Faculty (Not Listed Above)

Helmut Anheier
            (Center for Civil Society)
César J. Ayala
            (Associate Professor of Sociology)
Héctor Calderón
            (Associate Professor of Spanish)
Judith A. Carney
            (Professor of Geography)
Edwin L. Cooper
            (Professor of Neurobiology)
Sebastián Edwards
            (Professor of Management)
Marina Goldovskaya
            (Professor of Film)
P. González
            (Associate Professor of Film)
Carlos Manuel Haro
            (Assistant Director, Chicano Studies Research Center)
Laura Gómez
Juan Gómez-Quiñones
            (Professor of History)
Arnold Harberger
            (Professor of Economics)
Susanna Hecht                                                                                                                               (Professor of Public Policy)
Rubén Hernández León
            (Assistant Professor of Sociology)
Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda
            (Assistant Professor, César Chávez Center)
Cecilia F. Klein
            (Professor of Art History)
Kenneth Karst
            (Professor of Law)
Jorge Lazareff
            (Adjunct Professor of Medicine)
Edward E. Leamer
            (Professor of Management)
Steven Loza
            (Professor of Music)
Reynaldo F. Macías
            (Chair, César Chávez Center for Chicano Studies)
Ronald J. Miech
            (Vice Chair, Mathmatics)
Pamela Munro
Chon Noriega
            (Director, Chicano Studies Research Center; Professor of Film)
Claudia Parodi-Lewin
            (Professor of Spanish)    
Rafael Pérez-Torres
            (Associate Professor of English)
Haydee Mabel Prelorán
            (Research Associate in Social Psychiatry)
Jorge Prelorán                                                                                                                                                                                                      (Professor of Film)
Robert Rhoads
            (Associate Professor of Education)
Raymond A. Rocco          
            (Professor of Political Science)
Linda Rodríguez
            (Assistant Director, Latin American Center)
Otto Santa Ana
            (Associate Professor, César Chávez Center)
Allen Scott
            (Professor of Geography and Director, Global Cities Center)
John Skirius
            (Associate Professor of Spanish)         
Edward Telles
            (Professor of Sociology)
Robert S. Spich
            (Associate Professor of Management)
Kevin Terraciano
            (Associate Professor of History)
Carlos Alberto Torres
            (Professor of Education and Director, Latin American Center)
Jane L. Valentine
            (Associate Professor of Public Health)
Bruce Willison
            (Dean, Anderson Graduate School of Management)
Mary Yeager
            (Professor of History)

Council of the UCLA Program on Mexico

Francisco Gil Díaz, Honorary President                       Martha I. Lara, Honorary President
            (Mexico's Minister of Finance)                                      (Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles)

Dan Guerrero, Honorary President                                          
            (Director, UCLA Athletics)
José T. Molina, Chair                                           
            (Continental Promotions)                                               

Pedro Aspe
            (Former Mexican Secretary of Treasury)

Jorge Basave
            (Director, UNAM Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas)

Gilbert A. Cedillo
            (California State Senator)

Max Espinoza
            (Consultant, California State Assembly Budget Committee)

George Feldman
            (Immigration Law)

Marco Antonio Firebaugh
            (Chair, Latino Legislative Caucus; California-Mexico Commission, California State Legislature)

Dean Flores
            (California State Senator)

Mike Flores
            (Public Affairs and Strategic Marketing)

Fred L. Kumetz
            (eData Services U.S., LLC)

Robert Mundell
            (Nobel Laureate)

Augustín E. Pradillo
            (Mexican Press Attaché in Los Angeles)

Ed Reyes
            (Los Angeles City Council)

Alfonso Romo Garza
            (Pulsar International)

Antonio Villarraigosa
            (Los Angeles City Council)

Christof A. Weber
            (Trust Company of the West)

     POM North American Advisory Council

Esteban Moctezuma Barragán, President
            (President, Fundación Azetca)
Sylvia Ortega-Salazar, Vice President
            (Mexico's Under Secretary of Public Education)
         USA and Canada                                           Mexico
         Jeffrey Davidow                                            Jorge G. Castañeda                      
                 Former U.S. Ambassador                           Former Minister of Foreign Relations
         Colin Robertson                                            José Angel Pescador
                 Consul General of Canada                         Former Consul General in Los Angeles
         Kirk Douglas (Invited)                                 Carlos Fuentes
                 Film Producer                                                Author
         Liliana Grip                                                     Porfirio Muñoz Ledo
                 Wells Fargo Bank                                          Mexican Amb. to the European Union     
         Frank del OlmoSoledad Loaeza
                 Los Angeles Times                               Author
        Gloria Molina (Invited)                                José Luis Romero Hicks             
                 Country Supervisor                                      Director General, Bancomext
        Sergio Muñoz                                                 Patricia Galeana
                 Reforma  Newspaper                                   Former National Archivist
        James Michaels                                             Mónica Varea Campos
                 Forbes Magazine                                           UNAM

Visiting Scholars and Post-Doctoral Fellows

Fausto Alzati
            (Special Advisor to President Vicente Fox)

Jesús Arroyo Alejandre
            (Former Rector of the Management School, Dean and Professor of Economics, University of Guadalajara

Margaret C. Boardman
            (Executive Managing Editor, Mexico and the World)

Alejandro Dabat
            (Professor of Economics, UNAM)

Denise Dresser
            (Pacific Council on International Policy)

Jorge Gamboa Patrón
            (Executive Director, Mexico Tourism Board in Western United States)

Ana Maria Goldani,

Edmundo Jacobo Molina
            (Former Secretary General of Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana; Former Rector, Azcapotzalco Campus;             Professor of Economics)

Olga Magdalena Lazin
            (Co-Managing Editor, Mexico and the World Instructor, California State University and UCLA Extension)

Betsy Link

George H. Link
            (Former Regent of the University of California; Former Partner, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison)

Mario Melgar
            (UNAM Foundation-USA; Director, UNAM-San Antonio)

Edna María Monzón
            (Research Associate, Latin American Center)

Alejandro Mungaray
            (Rector, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California)

Alejandro Natal Martínez
            (El Colegio Mexiquense, Toluca)

Alejandro Pelayo Rangel
            (Former Director of Mexico’s National Institute of Cinema; Mexican Cultural Attaché in Los Angeles)

James Platler
            (Professor of Political Science, Pepperdine University)

Miguel Angel Rivera Ríos
            (Professor of Economics, UNAM)

Janna Shadduck-Hernández
            (Film Producer)

Clark W. Reynolds
            (University of Nanjing, China; and Stanford in Florence, Italy)

Moisés J. Schwartz Rosenthal
            (Director General, International Financial Affairs, Mexico’s Secretary of the Treasury)

Nadima Simón Domínguez
            (President, Mexican Federation of University Women; UNAM Professor of Management)

Clint E. Smith
            (Professor of Latin American Studies, Stanford University)

Estela Suárez
            (Professor of Economics, UNAM)

Charles Theisen
            (Director of Foreign Relations, Young President’s Association)Germán Vega Barrientos (Ernst & Young                         International)

Sergio Zermeño
(Professor of Sociology, UNAM)

UCLA Affiliated Leaders

Antoinette Mongelli
            Assistant Chancellor

Alfonso J Galindo
            Special Assistant to the Chancellor

Max Benavidez
            Chancellor’s Special Advisor, External Affairs

Adolfo C. Bermeo
            Assistant Vice Provost for Student Diversity;
            Director, Academic Advancement Program

Elizabeth Brooks
            Director of Social Sciences, UCLA Extension

Ramona Córtes-Garza
            Director, UCLA State Relations

Ronald W. Johnson
            Director of Student Financial Aid

Dora Loh
            Young Research Library

Eric Lomelí
            Director of Research, Data Trends, School of Public Policy

Marcelo Mitnik
            Dashew International Center

Patricia O'Donnel
            Director, Media Center

Octavio Pescador
            Director, Paulo Freire Center, School of Education

Rick Tuttle
            Director, Dashew International Center

Colleen Trujillo
            Manager, Latin American Center Publications

Eddie Urenda
            Supervisor, Bruin on Line

Barbara G. Valk
            Editor, Hispanic American Periodicals Index

List of Abbreviations


Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo, A. C


Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica


Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo del Estado de Michoacán


Colegio de la Frontera Norte


City University of New York


Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México


San Diego State University        


University of California, Los Angeles


Universidad Autónoma de Baja California


Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


University of Texas at El Paso


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