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New Faculty Spotlight – Rafael Fernandez de Castro

Noted Latin American Scholar joins faculty, Rafael Fernandez de Castro

Noted Latin American Scholar joins faculty, Rafael Fernandez de Castro

This week the PAIA Department welcomed Rafael Fernandez de Castro to Eggers Hall.  de Castro is an expert on the bilateral relationship between Mexico and the United States, as well as on Mexican Foreign policy.  As a noted Latin American scholar, policy maker, teacher, diplomat and journalist, de Castro joins Maxwell as the inaugural Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair.  He will focus his research and teaching on Mexico-US trade issues, immigration policy, economic development and political economy of Mexico, and social outcomes for Mexican immigrants to the US.

“Rafael Fernández de Castro’s remarkable career as a scholar and as a policy maker will further strengthen Maxwell’s special ability to bridge the worlds of research and practice and will provide Maxwell students with an invaluable window into Mexico-U.S. relations,” says Dean James Steinberg.

This fall de Castro will teach US-Mexico Relations and Latin America’s Crisis of Citizen Security.  See full story on de Castro’s career and appointment.

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