Focus on Mexico
Fall 2014 Community Lecture Series
A series of seven one-hour lectures
*Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm, Room 228
No registration required. Free Admission. Q & A follows each lecture.
Sept. 24: Educating US Latinos
Speaker: Dr. Enrique Figueroa, Director, Roberto Hernandez Center, UW-Milwaukee
*The first lecture will be held in the campus theatre.
The Friends of Matt Zillig sponsor a social after the first lecture featuring food samples from Mexico.
October 1: Mexico's Air Pollution and Ancient Cultures
Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Kahl, Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, UW-Milwaukee
Learn about fascinating interactions between air pollution, environmental corrosion and cultural heritage.
October 8: Ancient Teotihuacan Society
Speaker: Dr. Sarah Clayton, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, UW-Madison
October 15: Immigration Rights
Speaker: Dr. Rachel Ida Buff, Associate Professor, Department of History, UW-Milwaukee
The history of immigration rights and current immigration policies.
October 22: Mexican Drug Cartels Badger Wisconsin
Speaker: Patrick O'Dea, Field Intelligence Manager, U.S. Drug Enforcement Adm.
An examination of DEA cases reveals Mexican Cartels exert almost monopolist control over the supply of the major drugs of abuse to Wisconsin.
October 29: Doing Business in Mexico
Panel Discussion moderated by Mark Rhoda Reis, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
Panel members include John Barrett, VP-Operations, Serigraph Corporation
October 30: Day of the Dead Explained
Speaker: Maria Rivera, Casa Guadalupe
*Note: Final lecture is on Thursday evening.