800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, Texas 75080

Jesus Silva Herzog
The University of Texas at Dallas, Jonsson 4.614
2:00 p.m., September 19, 2007, Richardson, TX. U.S.

Contemporary Challenges of the Mexican Democracy
Co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas and the UTD School of Political, Economic and Policy Sciences.

Mr. Silva-Herzog, son of a former Mexican Ambassador, obtained his M.A. in Political Science and J.D. at Columbia University and is former fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Institute for Public Policy. A renowned political commentator and editorialist for the newspaper Reforma, heads the Deparment of Law at the Technological Autonomous Institute of Mexico, where his current research focuses on the changing role of civil society's involvement in the Mexican political system.

Mr. Silva-Herzog is Editorial Board member of the Mexican political magazine Nexos and his most recent publication, The Idiocy of the Perfection. Contemplations at Politics (FCE 2006), focuses on the analysis of the critical thinking of Carl Schmitt, Isaiah Berlin, Michael Oakeshott, Norberto Bobbio and Octavio Paz. His blog address is http://blogjesussilvaherzogm.typepad.com/

Official Website: http://www.utdallas.edu/research/cusms/ls.htm