The Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute and the Consejo Mexicano de
Asuntos Internacionales are pleased to announce the selection of two scholars for the second year of the Mexico Public Policy Scholars Program sponsored by the two institutions.

The scholars will each spend a period of six-months residence in Washington, D.C. at the Woodrow Wilson Center. They will work on their own research projects and be available to participate in conferences, seminars, and meetings on Mexico and U.S.-Mexico relations while in Washington. On their return to Mexico, they will serve as a key resource on U.S. politics and Mexico-U.S. relations.

The two scholars selected by the program's bi-national selection committee are:

Dr. Jesús Velasco Grajales
Professor, CIDE
Research Project: "The Influence of Neo-Conservatism on American Foreign Policy during the Reagan and George W. Bush Administrations."
Period of Residency: July 1-December 31, 2004

Dr. Jacqueline Peschard
Professor, UNAM and former Citizen Counselor, Federal Electoral Institute (IFE)
Research Project: "Electoral Federalism in Mexico"
Period of Residency: January 1-June 30, 2005

The Mexico Public Policy Scholars Program seeks to promote awareness of Mexico and U.S.-Mexico relations in the United States, provide Mexican academics, policymakers, and journalists with first-hand exposure to the U.S. policy process; and strengthen scholarship on Mexico and U.S.-Mexican relations.

For information on previous scholars please click here

For further information on this program, please contact:

Andrew Selee Tel: (202) 691-4088
Aurora Adame Tel:(5255) 5279-6088