Lessons From South Of The Border:
Mexico, The Neighbor We Do Not Know
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Most Americans are unaware of the fact Mexico manufactures for export a larger volume of products than all Latin American nations combined. How many of us also know that Mexico has a younger work force than the USA, Russia, China, or Japan? Did we also know that Mexican workers earn on average less per hour than their counterparts in the Peoples Republic of China?
What precisely is fueling Mexico's dynamic economic success? What are the future implications for the United States, particularly regarding illegal immigration? What type of leverage are Mexico's political leaders using to get formerly divided political parties to coalesce around a common set of goals? Can the United States learn from its next door neighbor's example? Mr. Kahn will analyze the Mexican miracle and provide insight into what can reasonably be expected by 2020.
1. Mexico under PAN Presidents Vincente Fox (2000) and Felipe Calderon (2006)--the struggle to grow the economy and fight the drug war--how did they do?
2. The 5 major goals of the Nieto Administration (2012)--a new era of change and reform--will it live up to its promises?
3. Mexican manufacturing--products, markets, labor costs, growth, jobs--will it be enough to stem northern migration and maintain high employment?
4. NAFTA and the future possibilities of the Pan-Pacific Partnership's Free Trade Zone--constructive boosts to North America's economy?
5. Mexico's largest trading partners--30 U.S. states and 44 countries.
6. Overcoming drug violence through federal policing and a determined federal and state judiciary--the new plan to win the drug war.
7. The socio-economic safety net in Mexico--improving the lives of women and the poor.
8. USA and Mexico, partners for mutual economic growth--what will 2020 bring?
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Andrew Kahn has studied political and social science on the undergraduate level at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and on the graduate level at the Universities of Pittsburgh and Maryland and at New York’s New School University. He has taught at St. Cloud University in Minnesota and Western Connecticut University. He was a James Madison Fellow in Constitutional Law at the University of Indiana and a Commonwealth Fellow in American and European History at Swarthmore and Haverford Colleges in Pennsylvania. Mr. Kahn helped found AEGIS, the Association for Education in Global/International Studies, at Stanford University. Over the past several years, Mr. Kahn has taught a variety of global-issue series and delivered individual lectures for the Lifelong Learning Society at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and Jupiter.
||10:00 am - 11:45 am
||Fridays, September 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15
||Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
||$68 member / $98 non-member