March 19, 2004

International affairs expert to discuss NAFTA

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. - A leading professor in international affairs next week will discuss the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on Mexico at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Jorge L. Dominguez will deliver a lecture on "The Effect of NAFTA on Mexico's Economy, Politics, and its Relations with the United States," on Thursday, March 25. SIUC's political science department and Public Policy Institute are co-sponsoring the event, which is part of the Morton-Kenney Public Affairs Lecture Series.

The lecture is at 8 p.m. in the law school auditorium, and it is free and open to the public. Dominguez will speak to classes and meet with students during the day. He will also participate in a discussion on U.S. immigration policies from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the University Museum auditorium.


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Reporters and photographers are welcome to cover the roundtable discussion and the lecture. For more information, contact political science academic adviser Christy Stewart at 618/453-3168.

Dominguez is a professor in international affairs and director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.

Dominguez' son-in-law, Edward Schatz, is an assistant professor in political science at SIUC.

Dominguez is the author or co-author of several books on Mexico, Cuba and Latin America.

The lecture series brings speakers to campus in the spring and fall of each year. SIUC alumnus Jerome M. Mileur established the series in 1995 in honor of two of his college professors, Ward Morton and David Kenney. Mileur earned a doctorate in political science from SIUC in 1971, and is currently a professor and graduate program director in political science at the University of Massachusetts.

Developing citizen-leaders with global perspectives is among the goals of Southern@150, the blueprint for the development of the University by the time it celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019.