Visiting Scholar: Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas

Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas

Visiting Scholar, 2009-10

Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, one of the founders of the Partido de la Revolución Democrática (PRD) who served as mayor of Mexico City from 1997-99, will be teaching a course sponsored by Berkeley's Center for Latin American Studies in spring 2010. A civil engineer by training, Mr. Cárdenas held a number of technical posts before turning to politics in 1976, when he was elected Senator for the state of Michoacán as a member of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI). In 1980, he ran successfully for governor of his home state and, in 1987, spearheaded the demand for internal party democratization which eventually led to the formation of the PRD. In addition to his duties as founding director of the Fundacion para la Democracia, he is active on the topics of energy and political reform.

Mr. Cárdenas will be teaching a semester-long course in Spring 2010, "The Promise & Legacy of the Mexican Revolution: 1910 - 2010."

Fall 2015 Mexico Today: Paths to a Democratic Future
Spring 2010 The Promise and Legacy of the Mexican Revolution
Spring 2008 Cárdenas: Reforming Pemex
Spring 2006 The Future of U.S.–Mexico Relations