Lectures to be held as part of Pan American Days
Contact: University Relations 381-2741
Posted: 04/16/2003
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The Center for Border Economic Studies (CBEST) and the Center for International Studies invites The University of Texas-Pan American community to attend a lecture on The Demographic Transition in Latin America, Public Policy and Spatial Process: The Cases of Costa Rica, Mexico and Venezuela at 9:10 a.m. and another lecture on The Distribution of Wages under Trade Liberalization in Mexico at 10:35 a.m. Both lectures are being held Thursday, April 17 at the International Room as part of Pan American Days 2003.

The lectures will feature Dr. Rodolfo Hernández Guerrero, director for the Center for U.S./Mexico Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas, and Dr. Jorge Meléndez Barrón, secretary general for Inter American Conference on Social Security.

Hernández is an expert in demography, political economy and public policy. His research work centers on the demographic transition in Latin America. He has a doctorate in political economy from the University of Texas at Dallas and has worked as a consultant/researcher for the North American Free Trade Agreement Labor Commission, the Organization of American States and the Permanent Conference of Public Parties of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Meléndez is a labor economist whose research work centers on trade, social security, human capital and earnings in equality in Mexico. He has a doctorate economics from the University of Chicago and was a professor and director of the Faculty of Economics at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. He is currently the Secretary General of the Inter American Conference on Social Security, an international agency devoted to the cooperation, coordination and research of social security issues in the Americas.

For more information contact the Center for International Studies at 956/381-3572, or CBEST at 956/381-2828.