Press Release (UCSD-TV): UCSD-TV Premieres Four-Part “Mexico Moving Forward” Series (3/9/2011)

Mexico Moving Forward on UCSD-TV - Mondays at 8pm, beginning March 21

March 9, 2011

LA JOLLA, CA— The Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at UC San Diego was abuzz lastmonth when it hosted “Mexico Moving Forward,” a rare and open dialogue on theexcellence of Mexico and its future. UCSD-TV was there to capture the event and,beginning March 21, will present a four-part series focusing on Arts and Culture,Museums and Culinary Arts, Science and the Environment, and Philanthropy and theCorporate Community. Complete broadcast schedules and online video are

March 21 Arts and Culture
Novelists Cristina Rivera Garza and Rafael Tovar y de Teresa and sculptor Sebastián share how their art inspires and reinforces Mexican identity.

March 28 Museums and Culinary Arts
Diana Magaloni, director of Mexico’s Museum of Anthropology; Chef and restaurant owner Mónica Patiño; and Roxana Velásquez Martínez del Campo, executive director of the San Diego Museum of Art, discuss the importance of fomenting national pride and identity through food and culture.

April 4 Science and the Environment
World-renown Stanford University botanist Rodolfo Dirzo, Eduardo Santana, co-founder of the Inter-municipal Environmental Agency for the Integrated Management of the Ayuquila River Watershed, and plant ecologist Exequiel Ezcurra, director of the University of California’s Institute for Mexico and the United States, discuss how science and technology impact society.

April 11 Philanthropy and the Corporate Community
Business executives Manuel Arango, Herminio Blanco, and Roberto Servitje Sendra discuss how strategic philanthropic practices can stimulate change and development in Mexico.

About the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies:
The mission of the School of International Relations & Pacific Studies’ Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, University of California, San Diego, is to support multidisciplinary research on Mexico, U.S.-Mexican relations, and Mexican-origin populations in North America. The Center also sponsors comparative studies with substantial Mexico components. Beyond serving the University of California, the Center pursues close collaboration with Mexican institutions. As the premier institution of its kind, the Center seeks broad dissemination of its findings in order to inform public and scholarly debates in both Mexico and the United States. More information online at

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