UT Dallas Joins in Mexico’s 200-Year Celebration
Center Organizes Varied Schedule of Events to Mark Bicentennial Year

UT Dallas will take part in Mexico’s bicentennial celebration this year in classrooms, arts events and lectures to be held at universities on both sides of the border. 

Bicentennial Year Observance


Fuentes, Chiapas, and the Ends of Identity, Charles Hatfield, University of Guanajuato, Mexico, March 17

The Bicentennial of the Mexican Independence: History, Economics, Religious, and Politics, Maria Elena Labastida, Monica Rankin, Octavio Javier Esqueda, Rodolfo Hernandez-Guerrero.The University of Texas at Dallas, April 1

 Too Close for Conflict. Mexico, the Politics of Accommodation to the Superpower , Soledad Loaeza. The University of Texas at Dallas, Sept.  22

Regional Development Strategy: A Key to Poverty Alleviation. Brian J. L. Berry

Autonomous University of Hidalgo, Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico, Oct. 12. Autonomous University of Yucatan, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, Oct. 14.


Song of the Monarch: Women in Mexico, Ana Cervantes. Co-sponsored by the UT Dallas Center for Translation Studies. Oct. 28

Art Exhibition

Comics in Mexican Colors, Ruben Nieto. Central Trak. 800 Exposition Ave. Dallas, Sept. 1


History of Modern Mexico, Spring 2010. Professor Monica Rankin.

Development Economics: Mexico,  Spring 2010, Professor Maria Elena Labastida.

Contemporary Politics and Culture of Mexico,  Fall 2010, Professor Rodolfo Hernandez-Guerrero.

Colonial Latin America: Mexico,  Fall 2010, Professor Monica Rankin.  

Topics in Economic Development: Mexico and Latin America, Fall 2010, Professor Maria Elena Labastida.

Summer Programs

UT Dallas – Mexico Summer Spanish Program – June 7 – July 2, University of Guanajuato, Mexico.  Program Coordinator: Dr. Maria Demello.

UT Dallas – Mexico Summer Research Program – internship - June 7 – July 30, The University of Texas at Dallas. Academic Director: Dr. Austin Cunningham.

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