Sergio Aguayo, PhD, MA

Visiting Scholar

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. The Wilson Quarterly recently published his analysis of the need for the United States and Mexico to join together to fight organized crime, and why it has not happened yet. 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. Watch a talk he gave at the FXB Center in April 2017 on Escaping from Criminal Violence in Central America, México, and the US: Migrants or Refugees? Click here to view.

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 violenceHe 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.