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Dr. Gil Arturo Ferrer Vicario

Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero, México

Comunalidad, an alternative to modernity: the value of traditional knowledge in security and justice in the state of Guerrero, Mexico”


Dr. Emiliano Díaz Carnero
Universidad Iberoamericana, México

“Socio-territorial conflict in Santa María Ostula, Michoacán, and the struggle over territorialities in the Mexican countryside”

Tuesday 14 February, 4.00-5.30 pm, Breland 179

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The 12th annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium will be held at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts this week on Tuesday evening (March 22) and all day Wednesday (March 23). This year’s theme is Social Justice for LGBT in the Borderlands. Please see all the details about the program and the speakers at the website

Dr. Michael Frese will give a talk on how students can gain experience in political campaigning – Monday April 18, 4 pm, Breland 179

Sylvia L. Hernandez, Regional Administrator, Greater Southwest Region, US General Services Administration (GSA) will speak on the topic of

“International and Interagency Cooperation on Federal Activities”

This presenation will provide an overview of the work of US General Services Administration and cooperation with local, state and federal agencies, as well as with the Mexican government, with a case study regarding the expansion of the border port of entry at Columbus, New Mexico.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
4.00-5.00 pm
Breland 179


Department of Government – Social Justice Award – deadline February 20 – apply here

Lecture on Students of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico – Feb 25 – for more information follow the link

March 14, 2015, 7.00 pm Film: Who is Dayani Cristal? – with speaker Robin Reineke (University of Arizona): More information about the event here.

For more information on upcoming events click here.


The 11th annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium will be held at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts this week on Tuesday evening (March 17) and all day Wednesday (March 18). This year’s theme is Justice for Migrant Children and Youth. Please see all the details about the program and the speakers at the website:

Fall 2015 Homecoming Lunch Reception
honoring Mr. Louis Vega (BA Govt ’91), Distinguished Alumn of the College of Arts and Sciences, 2015.
Where: Corbett Center Patio (next to Taos Restaurant)
When: Friday October 23, 12.00-1.30 pm
Please RSVP by October 15th to Patricia Vargas, Department of Government
or tel: 575-646-4936


Interested in graduate studies in goverment or public administration? Please come by the Department of Government’s booth at the 17th Annual Graduate & Professional School Fair, Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 10.00 am to 2.00 pm. Corbett Center Student Union, 3rd Floor Ballrooms. More details here.

College of Arts and Sciences, Center for Latin American and Border Studies and Department of Goverment

invite you to a book presentation

at the Nason House (Center for Latin American and Border Studies, University Ave, directly across from Kinko’s)

Tuesday November 17, 6 pm

Dr. Gil Arturo Ferrer Vicario (Professor of History, Autonomous University of Guerrero, Mexico)

will present his new book on guerrilla movements, state violence and human rights in Mexico since 1965

“Del Asalto al Cuartel Madera a la Reparación del Daño a Víctimas de la Violencia del Pasado: una experiencia compartida en Chihuahua y Guerrero”

The book examines the emergence of guerrilla movements in Chihuahua and Guerrero in the 1960s, the repressive actions of the Mexican state during the “dirty war” of the 1970s, the recovery of memory of this period and the ongoing search for justice.

Presentation will be in Spanish with English translation.


Congratulations to the Model United Nations team!

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At a recent Model U.N. conference in New York City, the NMSU Model United Nations team received numerous awards and distinctions including an Outstanding Delegation Award. These accomplishments earned them a ranking in the top 15 percent. Read more here: NMSU News Center story.