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Jorge Castañeda

Former Foreign Minister of Mexico, Global Distinguished Professor of Politics and Latin American and Caribbean Studies, NYU, New York University

Jorge Castañeda was foreign minister of Mexico from 2000 to 2003, focusing on United States-Mexican relations, joint diplomatic initiatives on the part of Latin American nations and the promotion of Mexican economic and trade relations globally. He is since 1997 a professor of Politics and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University (NYU) and since 2003 a member of the Board of Human Rights Watch (HRW). He has published more than 20 books and is a regular columnist for the Mexican daily Milenio, TIME Magazine and Spanish daily El País. Castañeda received undergraduate degrees from Princeton University and Université de Paris-I (Pantheon-Sorbonne), a master’s degree from École Pratique de Hautes Études, Paris I and his PhD in economic history from the University of Paris I.