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Global Security Studies Speakers Series hosts expert on Mexican politics Sept. 17
Contact: Office of University Relations (956) 665-2741
Posted: 09/16/2010
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The kick off of the fall 2010 "Global Security Studies Speakers Series" at The University of Texas-Pan American will feature Dr. George W. Grayson, professor of government at the College of William & Mary and a well-known expert on Latin American politics, with a particular interest in Mexico.

His presentation, "The Challenges Facing Calderón During his Remaining Two Years in Government," will be held Friday, Sept. 17 at noon in the Engineering Building, Room 1.300 at UTPA.

Grayson is a member of the Center for Immigration Studies Board of Directors, a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, an associate scholar at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

He has made more than 200 research trips to Mexico and authored approximately 20 books and monographs on Mexico, Latin American and international affairs. His most recent book is "Mexico: Narco Violence and a Failed State" (Transaction Publisher, 2009). In addition, Grayson writes a weekly column for the Mexico City magazine Milenio Semanal and appears frequently on CNN.

The Global Security Studies Speaker Series brings corporate, government, and academic leaders to UTPA to share their experience and knowledge on current issues of national and global security. This series is intended to educate as well as motivate students and academics to explore these issues to enrich and strengthen the university's curriculum. This event is co-sponsored by the College of Business Administration and the Global Security Studies program.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Nick Weimer at (956) 665-5342.