Digital Media Archive

Below is a partial compilation of digital media from events sponsored by the Katz Center. Video and audio recordings found here are available below or on the Katz Center’s YouTube channel, the University’s YouTube channel, and CHIASMOS, the University’s International and Area Studies Multimedia Outreach Source.



 Revolution in Development: Mexico and the Governance of the Global Economy. Seminar by Professor Christy Thornton (Johns Hopkins University). 

April 27th, 2021

Full video here.


 The Last Good Neighbor: Mexico in the Global Sixties. Seminar by Professor Eric Zolov from Stony Brook University. 

April 20th, 2021

Full video here. 


La reforma eléctrica mexicana y la transición energética. Seminario por César Hernández, Doctor en Derecho y Ex-Subsecretario de Electricidad.

13 de abril del 2021

Video completo aquí. 


Gral. Cienfuegos and AMLO: A Turning Point for Militarization in Mexico? Seminar by Professor Alejandro Madrazo Lajous from Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas.

February 23rd, 2021

Full video here. 


En Torno a Museo del Universo: Los Juegos Olímpicos y el Movimiento Estudiantil de 1968, seminario por Profesor Ariel Rodríguez Kuri de Colegio de México. 

February 16th, 2021

Full video here.


Reset or Turbulence in US-Mexico Relations, seminar by Amb. Arturo Sarukhan, President, Sarukhan + Associates, LLC and former Mexican Ambassador to the US (2007-13) 

February 2nd, 2021

Full video here.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________José Vasconcelos and the Ideology of MORENA, seminar by Nicolás Medina Mora, editor at Revista NEXOS

January 26th, 2021

Full video here.


Mexico’s Miliary Expansion, seminar by Professor Catalina Pérez Correa from the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas

January 19, 2021 

Full video here.


The Mexican Economy under AMLO: An Analysis, a talk by Juan Carlos Moreno Brid 

October 19, 2020 

 PowerPoint and video here. 

A Laboratory for the Drug Wars: The Invention of the “Juárez Cartel” in the Era of National Security

April 16, 2019

Full event video here.

Mexico’s New Economic Prospects, a talk by Graciela Márquez Colín

November 16, 2018

Full event video here.

Article by The Chicago Maroon here.

Mexico & Trump: Views From Mexico

February 7, 2017

Full event video here.

Article by The Chicago Maroon here.

Impunidad e incapacidad institucional debilitan al Estado mexicano: Emilio Kourí en CNN

Interview here.

México: democracia y libertades

January 27, 2016

Lecture by Carmen Aristegui, Mexican journalist.


Human Rights in Mexico

February 25, 2015

Discussion with Alejandra Ancheita, Executive Director of PRODESC, and Professor Emilio Kourí discussed Mexico’s current state of human rights.   Watch here.

Listen to WBEZ’s Worldview interview with Alejandra Ancheita.


Cesar Chavez, Man, Myth and Legacy

October 20, 2014

Miriam Pawel’s Mexican Studies Seminar recorded via CAN TV:

Mexico Opens Energy Sector to Investors

August 28, 2014
Professor Emilio Kourí discussed Mexico’s new rules on energy investments on WBEZ’s World View.    Listen here.

Latin American History at UChicago: The Katzworth Years

May 3 – 4, 2013
A conference to reflect on the legacy of John Coatsworth and Friedrich Katz.
Watch here.

The Economics and Politics of Drugs and Violence in Mexico

March 1, 2011
A discussion with Gerardo Esquivel, Tinker Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago and professor of economics at El Colegio de México, and Eduardo Guerrero, policy consultant at Lantia Consultores.

Watch Here.

Audio Compilation: México, su Revolución y su Historia

Recordings of a series of interviews of Professor Friedrich Katz by Claudio Lomnitz, discussing the Mexican revolution in contemporary historical context.

Listen here.

Revolution and Exile in Mexican History: Homage to Friedrich Katz (1927-2010)

November 4, 2010
A book presentation and remembrance.

Mexico’s Recent Road to Stability

October 20, 2010
Lecture by Manuel Sánchez, Deputy Governor of the Bank of México.

The Informal Economy in Mexico

May 6, 2010
Lecture by Santiago Levy, Inter-American Development Bank.

Mexican Oil and Gas Policies

March 4, 2009
Lecture by Adrian Lajous, President of Petrométrica, SC.
Watch or listen here.

Indigenous Rights: The Case of Chiapas

May 21, 2007
Lecture by Jorge Fernandez-Souza, magistrate judge and professor of law at the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana.
Watch or listen here.

The Modern Human Rights Movement in Mexico

May 17, 2007
Lecture by Marieclaire Acosta, Organization of American-States, co-founder Academia Mexicana de Derechos Humanos, and founder Comisión Méxicana para la Promoción y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos.
Watch or listen here.

Labor Rights: The Case of Ciudad Juárez

May 3, 2007
A discussion with Bertha Lujan, Secretaria del Trabajo, Gobierno “legitimo” de México (de Andrés Manuel López Obrador), former controlora, Cd. de México (2000-2006), and lead organizer of Frente Auténtico del Trabajo.
Watch or listen here.

Mexico’s 2006 Elections and the Fragility of Democratic Institutions

November 13, 2006
Lecture by Francois Prud’homme, El Colegio de México.

Mexico’s 2006 Elections and the Challenges for the New Government

November 2, 2006
Lecture by Maria Amparo Casar, Centro de Invetigación y Docencia Económicas, A.C.

Right vs. Left & the Newborn Mexican Democracy: Can the Three Survive?

October 16, 2006
Lecture by Lorenzo Meyer, El Colegio de México.
Watch or listen here.

NAFTA and Mexico, Ten Years Later

January 13, 2005
Lecture by Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, founder of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD).

Mexico: Problems of a New Democracy

October 21, 2004
Lecture by Jésus Silva-Herzog Márquez, professor of law, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).

Consolidating Democracy in Mexico

April 23-24, 2004
Keynote address by Jose Woldenberg, former president of the Federal Electoral Institute.


Panel featuring Jacqueline Peschard, former member of the Federal Electoral Institute; Lorenzo Meyer, El Colegio de Mexico; and Jorge Chabat, Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economica
Watch or listen here.

Subscribe to Our Mailing List

To receive regular updates about our events and activities directly to your e-mail address, subscribe to our mailing list: