Democracy in Mexico: The 2012 Elections

February 21, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Democracy in Mexico. February 21, 2012

Enrique Krauze, Noted Mexican historian, essayist and publisher

Mauricio Font, Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies

Mexican Studies Group series organizer:
Araceli Tinajero, The City College of New York and The Graduate Center

CLICK HERE to view press release by Dr. Enrique Krauze.

As a writer, Enrique Krauze has pursued several genres: biography, literary and historical essays, and interviews. Among his books areBiografía del poder, Siglo de caudillos, La presidencia imperial, Biography of Power (Harper Collins), La presencia del pasado, De héroes y mitos. His most recent work is Redeemers: Ideas and Power in Latin America (2011), published by Harper Collins. For over twenty years, he collaborated with Octavio Paz in Vuelta, first as deputy editor (1977-1981) and then as deputy director (1981-1986). In 1991 he founded the publishing house Clío, which also produces documentaries and television series about Mexican history. In 1999 he launched Letras Libres, a magazine which he directs. His essays have appeared in Dissent Magazine, The New Republic, The Washington Post, The New York Review of Books and The New York Times. He earned his doctorate in history from El Colegio de México and in 2005 he became a member of this top rated institution. In 2010, the Mexican Government conferred him the Premio Nacional de Historia. In December 2003, the Spanish Government conferred him the “Gran Orden de Alfonso X, El Sabio.”

Mauricio Font is director of the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies and professor of sociology at The Graduate Center and Queens College, City University of New York. His research examines problems of development and reform in Brazil, Cuba and Latin America as well as international cooperation in the Western Hemisphere.