Why Mexico Fell Apart, and How to Fix It

Denise Dresser

Title Conditional: Why Mexico Fell Apart, and How to Fix It
Friday, February 24, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

Denise Dresser will speak about  the demise of the "Mexican Moment" due to corruption, the mass kidnapping of students from Ayotzinapa, increasing violence, and economic mismanagement by the Peña Nieto administration. She will also focus on U.S.-Mexico relations in the Trump era, and what Mexican civil society and its political class can do to put the country on a better track.

Denise Dresser is a political analyst, columnist, and academic who writes for Reforma and Proceso, and teaches at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). She is the author of numerous publications on Mexican politics and U.S.-Mexico relations and was recently named one of the 50 most powerful women in Mexico by Forbes.

Denise Dresser and Harley Shaiken share a few laughs while walking through UC Berkeley (Photo by Megan Kang).
Denise Dresser and Harley Shaiken share a few laughs while walking through UC Berkeley (Photo by Megan Kang).

An audience member chats with Dresser prior to the presentation (Photo by Megan Kang).
An audience member chats with Dresser prior to the presentation (Photo by Megan Kang).

Audience members fill the room, anxious to hear Dresser speak (Photo by Megan Kang.)
Audience members fill the room, anxious to hear Dresser speak (Photo by Megan Kang.)

Dresser discusses corruption in Mexico and the future of U.S.-Mexico relations (Photo by Megan Kang).
Dresser discusses corruption in Mexico and the future of U.S.-Mexico relations (Photo by Megan Kang).

Dresser signs books and talks to audience members after the event (Photo by Megan Kang).
Dresser signs books and talks to audience members after the event (Photo by Megan Kang).

A protest against gasoline price hikes in Mexico, January 2017. (Photo by ProtoplasmaKid.)
A protest against gasoline price hikes in Mexico, January 2017. (Photo by ProtoplasmaKid.)

Denise Dresser. (Photo by Paco Diaz.)
Denise Dresser. (Photo by Paco Diaz.)