Wilson Center Experts

Lorenzo Meyer

Mexico Institute

Affiliation:
Professor, El Colegio de México

Lorenzo Meyer is professor at El Colegio de México A.C. and is widely recognized as the foremost historian and political analyst in Mexico. After completing his post-doctoral studies at the University of Chicago, Dr. Meyer returned to Mexico to teach at El Colegio de México. Today, Dr. Meyer is also an editorialist at the prestigious national newspaper Reforma, and is the host of a political TV show in the nation's largest network.

Since the late 70's, Dr. Meyer has published numerous books on Mexican history, politics, culture, among other subjects. Dr. Meyer has a PhD in International Relations from El Colegio de México and did his post doctorate studies in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago.  He is a member of the National System of Investigators and has written numerous books including The Cactus and the Olive Tree: History of Mexico and Spain Relations in the XX Century. Dr. Meyer has been a visiting professor in numerous universities including University of Columbia, University of Chicago, and Stanford University.                               

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