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CLAS Lecture Series: Education in Mexico

Education Reform in Mexico and Its Political Aspects and Implications
with Blanca Heredia
Dr. Heredia is Research professor and head of the Interdisciplinary Program on Educational Policy and Practice at CIDE. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Columbia University and a degree in International Relations from Colegio de México. She conducts applied re- search at the intersection between education and economic growth research. She has ex- tensive experience in the analysis of programs and educational institutions, as well as in the development and implementation of innovative initiatives in the field of education.
Can Education Reduce Crime? A Review of the Evidence
with Sandra Ley
Sandra Ley is an assistant professor in the Political Studies Division at CIDE. Prior to CIDE, she was a visiting fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Sandra studies criminal vio- lence and political behavior. Her research focuses on po- litical consequences of criminal activity. Her recent work examines how violence affects the activation of civil socie- ty, political participation and accountability. She conduct- ed extensive fieldwork in the north and south of Mexico; she designed an original post-election survey and built a unique database on protests against crime and insecurity in Mexico. She is also conducting a series of research pro- jects on the institutional foundations of criminal violence and the logic of organized crime. Sandra received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University in 2014.
Held in conjuction with the Graduate School of Education's Conference- Education: Equalizer or Reproducer of Social Inequality? December 8 + 9. More info at:



Friday, December 9, 2016. 12:45PM


Bolivar House, 582 Alvarado Row


Center for Latin American Studies


(650) 725-0383


Lunch Served at 12:30pm | Free and Open to the Public | No RSVP Necessary