Sergio Aguayo has been a professor and researcher at El Colegio de México since 1977. He has also taught at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia de Económicas (CIDE), the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and at a number of other national and international universities. He is a frequent writer for newspapers and magazines, most notably Reforma and was a founding member of the newspaper La Jornada. From 1990 to 1996 he was president of the Mexican Academy of Human Rights and from 1994 to 1999 he was a member of Civic Alliance, one of Mexico’s most prominent NGOs. Dr. Aguayo is President of the Board of Directors of Fundar, Centro de Análisis e Investigación. His most recent publications include The Mexican Almanac (2008), Mexico-United States Almanac (2005) and Diagnosis on the Situation of Human Rights in Mexico (2003). Sergio Aguayo received a BA in International Relations from El Colegio de México and completed his MA, PhD, and postgraduate studies at Johns Hopkins’ Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).