‘Democratic Consolidation’ in Mexico
To Be Subject of Talk at UTD Feb. 22

Dr. Jacqueline Peschard, who served as a United Nations advisor on the design of the electoral council of Iraq, will speak on “The Dilemmas of the Democratic Consolidation in Mexico” Tuesday, Feb. 22, at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).

Peschard’s talk, which is part of the Center for U.S.–Mexico Studies Lecture Series, is being co-sponsored by the center and UTD’s School of Social Sciences.

Photo, Jacqueline Peschard
Dr. Jacqueline Peschard

Peschard was a council member for Mexico’s Federal Electoral Institute, where she oversaw electoral reforms in Mexico for more than seven years. During her tenure, she promoted important reforms that helped ensure the transparency of the Mexican electoral system. She is the author of several books, including The Democratic Political Culture, The Voice of the Votes: A Critical Analysis of the 1994 Elections and Democracy and Political Representation. 

The lecture, which is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. in Room 2.902 of the School of Management, is free and open to the public and will conclude with a question-and-answer session. For more information, please contact Yecenia Camarillo at ( 972) 883-6401  

UTD’s Center for U.S.–Mexico Studies was created in 1995 to foster greater understanding between the United States and Mexico about issues of interest to both countries. The center strives to enhance the academic relationship between UTD and Mexico via international education, research and public service programs.