Escaping from Criminal Violence in Central America, México, and the US: Migrants or Refugees?

April 18, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, FXB 710
651 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Michael Miller

FXB Work-in Progress Series Presents Sergio Aguayo, PhD

FXB fellow Sergio Aguayo is a professor at the Centro de Estudios Internacionale, El Colegio de México, where he coordinates the Seminar on Violence and Peace and recently published a report investigating two mass killings in Mexico by gangs in the drug trade. While a Visiting Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2014 and 2015, he taught courses on the human consequences of structural violence in Latin America and the public health and human rights’ dimension of drug and arm trafficking-related violence. Professor Aguayo’s academic training and public experiences have led to an outstanding career as a public intellectual concerned with the roots of violence in Mexico and long-term solutions.

He received his PhD and conducted Post-Doctoral studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and has published 28 books, 18 monographs, 94 academic articles or books’ chapters, and close to 1,500 journalistic publications. He was a founding member of the newspaper La Jornada and the magazine Este Pais. He has been a visiting professor at various universities in Mexico and abroad; among them, the Universities of Chicago, Berkeley, New School and Johns Hopkins. For the past 10 years, he has also taught courses about Mexico’s transition to democracy. Dr. Aguayo has been an invited lecturer for the National Defense College and the Centre of Higher Naval Studies, which are the top research institutes within the Mexican armed forces.


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