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Johns Hopkins SAIS to host discussion on new book, “Mexico under Misplaced Monopolies,” with author Dr. Francisco E. González, December 6 in Washington, DC

The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Faculty Research Forum will host a seminar with Dr. Francisco E. González, Associate Professor of International Political Economy and Latin American Politics, to discuss his latest book, Mexico under Misplaced Monopolies: Concentrated Wealth and Growing Violence, from the 1980s to the Present. This book examines factors that led to Mexico’s current political economy.
During the seminar, Dr. González and Richard Miles, senior fellow at the American Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), will address the following topics related to the book:

  • Mexico’s adoption of neoliberal economic policies
  • Gradual opening of Mexico’s political system
  • Varying levels of ‘barriers to entry’ in Mexico’s political and economic spheres
  • Persistence and growth of wealth concentration since the 1990s
  • Growth and spread of organized crime and violence since the 2000s

Time and Date
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Johns Hopkins SAIS
Kenney Herter Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can request to cover the event by emailing [email protected]. Final media access will be confirmed at least one day prior to the event. Pre-authorized camera setup will only be permitted from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school's interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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