U.S. Correspondent for La Jornada to Discuss U.S.-Mexican Relations, The Drug War, and Undocumented Migration

“The Current Contours of U.S.-Mexican Relations: The Drug War, Undocumented Migration, and Prospects for a Common Agenda,” will be the topic of a lecture at Yale presented by David Brooks, U.S. correspondent for La Jornada. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, in the Lecture Hall of Sterling Memorial Library, 128 Wall St.

Brooks’ talk is being offered in conjunction with Professor Gil Joseph’s course on “Modern Mexican History.”

Since 1992, Brooks has served as U.S. correspondent for La Jornada, one of the leading daily newspapers in Mexico City. He has contributed to various media, academic and NGO journals in both the U.S. and in Mexico. Brooks is the author of several scholarly works, including a book with Jonathan Fox, a noted sociologist specializing in Mexico. In 1988, Brooks founded the Mexico-U.S. Diologos Program, which has promoted an ongoing bilateral interchange among national social sectors from both countries on economic integration. He has also worked on various U.S.-Mexico projects as a researcher and consultant. Before his tenure at La Jornada, Brooks worked at the Instituto de Estudios de Estados Unidos at CIDE, one of Mexico’s leading research institutes, and as a senior researcher and founding member of the Centro Latinoamericano de Estudios Estrategicos (CLEE), also in Mexico City.

Brooks’ lecture is supported by The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale and the Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Areas Studies at Yale, with funding from the U.S. Department of Education under HEA Title VI for international, area and foreign language studies.

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