The Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies and the Yale Law School present:
Denise Dresser, Mexican political analyst, columnist and academic: “Mexico’s Presidential Election: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”
With comments from Alejandro Madrazo Lajous, Professor of Law, CIDE in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
Denise Dresser is a Mexican political analyst, columnist and academic. Her work has centered on Mexican democratization, corruption, the construction of citizenship and political economy issues from a comparative perspective. She is a professor of political science at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). She writes a political column for the Mexican newspaper Reforma, and Proceso magazine. She also participates in the weekly political roundtable hosted by Carmen Aristegui and the political talk show “Es la Hora de Opinar” hosted by Leo Zuckerman. She is a winner of the National Journalism Award and was awarded the “Legion of Honor” by the government of France for her work on human rights and freedom of expression. Forbes magazine named her one of the 50 most powerful women in Mexico and one of the most influential people on Twitter. She is the author of the bestselling “El País de Uno, reflexiones para entender y cambiar a México”. Her forthcoming book, “Manifiesto mexicano: cómo perdimos el rumbo y cómo lo recuperamos”, will be published in May 2018.
Alejandro Madrazo Lajous is currently the Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow at the Yale Law School. He is the Professor of Law at CIDE in Aguascalientes, Mexico, where he headed the interdisciplinary Drug Policy Program before coming to Yale in Fall 2017. Prior to becoming a full-time professor, he practiced constitutional litigation and won landmark cases on abortion law, same-sex marriage, tobacco control, and anti-trust law before Mexico’s Supreme Court. His most recent research focused on the impact of drug policy on constitutional systems and the understanding of criminality and citizenship within the political imaginary, as well as the violence entailed in the “drug war” and “tough-on-crime” deployment of military and police forces in Mexico. Madrazo Lajous is currently working on a book on the history of constitutional culture in Mexico.
A reception will immediately follow the talk.