Examine the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico from the Reagan presidency (1980-1988) to the present. Emphasis will be given to the current state of that relationship in light of the election of a reformist, leftof-center Mexican president in November 2018 and the Trump administration. We will discuss the border, immigration, NAFTA, the drug trade, Central American migration, energy and transnational cultural flows, as well as other related topics.
Alex Saragoza has chaired the Center for Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley and has taught numerous Mexico-related courses over a three-decade career. He is the chief editor of Mexico Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic (2012) and has published widely on various aspects of Mexican history.