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SMU Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center presents conversation about the United States -Mexico Relationship

SMU Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center presents conversation about the United States -Mexico Relationship

The SMU Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center in collaboration with the SMU Williams P. Clements Department of History presents: The U.S.-Mexico bilateral relationship today: Facts and prospectives.

An open conversation about the hard facts and numbers of the US-Mexico relationship, its importance for Texas and the United States, and its prospects considering the 2024 national elections in both countries.


Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Carr Collins Hall, Room 118, 3300 University Blvd Dallas, TX 75205



The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Please click below to registered.


Featured panelists:

Francisco de la Torre Galindo, Consul General of Mexico in Dallas, Texas

Francisco de la Torre assumed ownership of the Consulate General on June 1, 2016, with the instruction and responsibility of defending the interests of Mexico and Mexicans in the 121 counties that comprise North Texas. He was Executive Director of the Institute of Mexicans Abroad of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico from May 2013 to May 2016. Previously he served as Legal Director in the General Directorate of the Foreign Service and Human Resources, and Director for South America in the Undersecretariat for Latin America and the Caribbean. He was assigned to the Mexican Embassies in Brazil and Argentina, where he conducted political, economic, cooperation, and especially consular, notarial, and protection work for Mexicans. Consul de la Torre graduated in Law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), an institution through which he represented our country in the "Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition" organized by the International Law Students Association (ILSA). He studied the master’s degree in Diplomatic Studies at the Matías Romero Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he graduated in 1999 with the thesis "Considerations on the vote of Mexicans abroad."


Pablo Mijangos y González, SMU Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Chair in History, Clements History Department

Professor Mijangos is a historian of politics, religion, and law in modern Latin America. He received his bachelor’s in law in Mexico in 2001 and his PhD in history at the University of Texas at Austin in 2009. He joined the faculty of the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), one of the leading public research centers for social science and humanities in Mexico. He stayed there for 14 years, becoming a level II member of Mexico’s National System of Researchers (SNI) and serving as Chair of the History Department between 2020 and 2022. Professor Mijangos’ research and teaching interests include Mexican, Latin American, and Spanish legal history as well as the global history of Catholicism.


Johnathan Angulo, Clements History Department

Dr. Angulo earned his Ph.D. in U.S. History with an emphasis on the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. Prior to moving to Dallas, Texas, he lived in the Imperial-Mexicali Valley borderlands of Southern California and Northern Baja California. His research focuses on how borderland residents and immigrants forged new entrepreneurial opportunities via the undocumented economy in reaction to rigid immigration and economic systems of the U.S. and Mexico.


SMU Misson Foods Texas-Mexico Center | http://www.smu.edu/TexasMexico

Southern Methodist University

3300 University Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75275-0117

214-768-3954  texasmexico@smu.edu

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
5:00pm - 6:00pm
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