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  1. The Center for Mexican Studies at Columbia University

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    January 29, 2014 by cfmsc

    The Center for Mexican Studies at Columbia University was founded in Fall 2013. Its mission is to develop Columbia University as a premier educational and research platform from which “Greater Mexico” can be studied, thought and imagined.

    Mexico is a key player in the contemporary globe. It is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, and an historical leader in intellectual, scientific, and artistic innovation in Latin America and Iberia. Mexico is consistently one of the United States’ three principal trading partners—alongside Canada and China—and far ahead of the fourth (Japan). Indeed, the whole of the United States is today part of “Greater Mexico,” just as Mexico is part of a “Greater United States.” Above and beyond international interdependence, Mexicans represent more than 60% of the United States’ Latino population, and as such they are the lead players of this country’s most numerous minority.

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