David A. Shirk, Ph.D.
Trans-Border Institute, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110 Tel. 619-260-2315; Fax 619-260-4161 http://home.sandiego.edu/~dshirk firstname.lastname@example.org
1995-2000 1993-1995 1989-1993 Ph.D., Political Science, University of California-San Diego (UCSD) M.A., Political Science, University of California-San Diego (UCSD) B.A., International Studies (major); Spanish (minor), Lock Haven University (LHU)
Summary of Qualifications
Teaching experience in various capacities since 1994 Project coordination & administrative experience since 1999 Publications, research, & consulting on politics and public policy since 1998 Field research experience & political contacts in Mexico & the United States since 1996 Fluent in Spanish; basic language training in Japanese & Russian
Grants, Honors and Awards
2005-2008 2004-2006 2004-2005 2003-2004 2002-2004 2002-2005 1998-1999 1997-1998 1997-1998 1996-1997 1993-1995 1993-1994 July 1992 Hewlett Foundation Grant, Trans-Border Institute ($450,000) USD Faculty Research Grant ($2,000) USD Internationalization Grant ($1,000) Tinker Foundation Grant, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies ($45,000) Post-doctoral Fellow, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (stipend) Hewlett Foundation Grants, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies ($500,000) Pre-doctoral Fellow, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (stipend) Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Political Science UCSD Presidential Scholar (fees and stipend) UC-MEXUS Grant Recipient NSF Minority Fellow (tuition, fees and stipend) APSA Minority Fellow (without stipend) Ralph Bunche Summer Institute Scholarship
Academic Professional Experience
Trans-Border Institute Director (July 2003-present) Tenure-track position as Director of the TransBorder Institute (TBI) at the University of San Diego (USD). Administration of on-campus research and educational institute focused on cross-border issues. Responsible for overseeing TBI budget (approximately $150,000 annually), managing staff of approximately 10 full/part-time employees, grant-writing ($450,000 Hewlett grant), grant-making (approximately $35,000 annually), training student interns, programming Mexico & border related conferences and events, teaching Latin America-related curriculum, editing minor publications & reports, generating website content, promoting university, and facilitating community outreach in the U.S.-Mexican border region. Undergraduate and Graduate Professor. Various courses and responsibilities at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD), California State University-San Marcos (CSUSM), Instituto Autónomo de México (ITAM), Soka University of America (SUA), and University of San Diego (USD). Prepared lectures and class activities for large and small class sizes (see courses listed below) and at the graduate and undergraduate level. Taught courses in Spanish in Mexico City and Guadalajara. Responsibilities including regular faculty meetings, academic search committees, undergraduate advising, and community outreach. Experience with Prometheus, Dreamweaver, Powerpoint, and other standard classroom technologies. Courses Taught Term/Year Institution Course Title Students Enrolled
Spring 2006 Winter 2006 Fall 2005 Summer 2005 Summer 2005 Spring 2005 Spring 2005 Fall 2004 Summer 2004 Spring 2004 Spring 2004 Summer 2003 Spring 2003 Spring 2003 Spring 2002 Spring 2002 Fall 2001 Fall 2001 Summer 2001 Spring 2001 University of San Diego University of California-San Diego University of San Diego USD Guadalajara Summer Program USD Guadalajara Summer Program University of San Diego University of San Diego University of San Diego University of San Diego University of San Diego University of San Diego University of San Diego Soka University of America Soka University of America University of California-San Diego Soka University of America Soka University of America Soka University of America Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey-Guadalajara. University of South Carolina Masters in International Business Program Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de Comparative Politics1 Politics in Mexico Politics in Mexico Politics in Mexico Politics in Comparative Politics Politics of Latin America1 Politics of Latin America NAFTA Politics Race and Ethnic Politics Border Politics and Policy Introduction to U.S. Politics Comparative Politics1 Border Law Enforcement and Security American Experience Politics in Mexico Introduction to Pacific Basin Introduction to Latin American Studies International Relations Política Mexicana Contemporanea1 2 12 150 28 11 11 8 35 12 14 28 32 8 12 22 71 44 16 24 23
Spring 2001 Spring 2000 Spring 2000 Winter 1998 Total
México Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México University of California-San Diego California State University-San Marcos
Política Mexicana Contemporanea2 Comparative Politics of Latin America Introduction to American Ethnic & Multicultural Studies Politics in Mexico Courses: 24 courses (9 subject areas)
23 87 36 54 788
University of California-San Diego Academic Programs: 7 1 Graduate Seminar. 2 Taught in Spanish .
Research Fellow (September 98-June 99) Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies. Drafted dissertation at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies. Conducted interviews with federal, state and local public officials and bureaucrats in Baja California, León, Mérida, Mexico City, and Guadalajara. Teaching Assistant (September 1994-December 1999) Teaching assistant for the UCSD Political Science and Urban Studies and Planning Departments: “American Politics,” “Intro to Comparative Politics,” “Field Research Methods,” “Race & Politics in the U.S.,” and the “U.S. Politics and Media” program for gifted high school students interning at the Republican National Convention in San Diego (UCSD). Grader for the UCSD Political Science and Sociology Departments for courses on “Race and Politics,” “Social Deviance,” “U.S. Urban Politics,” “Crime & Society,” and “Sociology of Law.” Guest Speaker (Winter 98-present) Dr. Shirk has been invited as a guest speaker at Universidad Americana (Managua, Nicaragua); Boston College; Cal-Western School of Law; Dartmouth College; El Colegio de la Frontera Norte; Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de Mexico; KPBS “These Days” Radio Program; Lions Club of San Diego; Lock Haven University; Mills College; Northeastern University; San Diego Association of Governments, San Diego World Affairs Council; San Diego World Trade Center; Soka University of America; Universidad de Guanajuato; University of San Diego; University of California-Los Angeles School of Law; University of Texas-Dallas; University of Wyoming; York University (Toronto); and various other forums. Media References: Dr. Shirk has been cited by a variety of domestic and international television, radio, and print media sources, including the Associated Press, BusinessWeek, Chronicle of Higher Education, CNN, Dallas Morning News, Fox 6 News, Frontera, Houston Chronicle, Imperial County Times, KPBS “These Days,” KURS AM Radio (“La Super K”), Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, NBC 7/39, San Diego North County Times, Reforma, San Diego City Beat, the San Diego Union-Tribune, Telemundo, El Universal, and Univision.
Research & Consulting Experience
TBI Justice in Mexico Project (August 05-July 06). The UCSD-based justice project was relocated to the USD Trans-Border Institute under Shirk‟s supervision as Principal Investigator in August 2005. The relocated project involves the creation of a new web-based resource for scholars and practitioners working on justice reform, case studies research on justice reform in two border states, and a call for papers on justice-related research. Shirk authored a successful grant proposal to the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Grant ($150,000). Contact: Cynthia Hibbs, Hewlett Foundation-Mexico Representative, 011-52-55-5281-8045.
Project on Reforming the Administration of Justice in Mexico (July 01-May 06). Coordinator of major multi-institutional collaborative research project initially based at the UCSD Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies. Program addresses issues of justice and law enforcement in Mexico, including judicial reform, military and civilian law enforcement agencies, corruption, criminal correction facilities, human rights, and narco-trafficking and organized crime. Responsibilities: enlisting and coordinating project participants; collaboration on grant proposals; planning of meetings, working groups and conferences; overseeing project website and databases; and editing project papers, reports and manuscript. Organized briefing for the Mexican Senate on new rule of law reform proposals with the Instituto de Investigación Legislativa del Senado de la República. Co-authored successful grant proposals: 2002-03 William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Grant ($100,000), 2002-03 UC-MEXUS Grant ($15,000), 2003-04 William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Grant ($400,000), and 2003-04 Tinker Foundation Fellowship ($45,000). Contact: Chris Woodruff, Director, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (email@example.com or 858-534-0845). Bi-Lateral Safety Corridor Coalition, BSCC (July 03-July 05). Volunteer BSCC Board Member and grant writer for non-governmental organization dedicated to combating forced labor, sexual slavery, and other forms of human trafficking. Responsibilities: Attending monthly board meetings and providing recommendations for development of NGO. Authored successful grant ($1 million) obtained by BSCC from U.S. Department of State. Contact: Marisa Ugarte, BSCC Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-205-3611). San Diego-Tijuana Global Engagement Project (February 00-July 00). Research associate for the Global Engagement Initiative, a series of bi-national public policy forums for debating a wide range of community perspectives regarding the San Diego-Tijuana region. Program was sponsored by the San Diego Mayor's Office, Sempra Energy, and Grupo AFAL to enable the region to maximize its comparative advantages in the global trading system and consider policy options to address the adverse consequences of globalization. Responsibilities: Authored briefing papers on comparative strategies for global engagement; provided background research on governance and finance, enlisted program participants, wrote rapporteur‟s reports, and collaborated on the publication of final report. Contact: Richard Feinberg, Project Coordinator (email@example.com). Benchmarking Project for High- and Bio-Tech Industries in San Diego (September 99-December 99). Research assistant for San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation. Responsibilities: Compiled large data sets on IPO investment, labor statistics, and other demographic information for San Diego and thirty peer regions for comparison of performance in bio-tech and high-tech industries. Contact: Eric Bruvold (619) 615-2959. San Diego-Tijuana Elected Official Briefing Project (September 98-December 99). Author and researcher. Sponsored by the UCSD Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies and San Diego Dialogue. Briefing Book and Directory on Tijuana-Baja California (July 1999). Responsibilities: Compiled all data and contact information, wrote executive summaries for a broad range of policy areas, produced charts and images, designed and formatted book layout. Contact: Graciela Platero, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-534-6066). Forum on Decentralization in Mexico (July 1999) Author and Researcher. San Diego Dialogue Forum Fronterizo seminar. Responsibilities: Authored briefing paper on “New Federalism in
Mexico.” Authored related editorial piece on Mexico's 1999 decentralization reforms for the San Diego Union-Tribune. Work presented in forum with Mexican Senator Juan Marcos Gutierrez González. Contact: San Diego Dialogue (858) 622-6687.
Mexico’s New Politics: The PAN and Democratic Change. Denver: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2005. Análisis técnico de la propuesta de reforma al sistema de justicia mexicano. Authored by González Placencia, Luis, Layda Negrete Sansores and Guillermo Zepeda Lecuona. Co-edited by Cuitláhuac Bardán, Alejandra Ríos, and David Shirk. La Jolla and Mexico City: Center for U.S.Mexican Studies and Instituto de Investigaciónes Legislativas del Senado de la República, 2005. “Law Enforcement and Security Challenges in the U.S.-Mexican Border Region,” Journal of Borderlands Studies, Vol. 18, No. 1. Fall 2003, pp. 1-24. “Mexico‟s Democratization and the Organizational Development of the National Action Party,” Chapter 3 in Kevin J. Middlebrook (ed.) Party Politics and the Struggle for Democracy in Mexico: National and State-level Analyses of the Partido Acción Nacional. (La Jolla: Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, 2001). “La Americanización de la política mexicana,” en La Gazeta de Ciencia Política (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México), año I, num. 2. Verano 2001 (julio/agosto). “Democratización y el Fortalecimiento del PAN: El Caso de Tijuana,” in Tania Hernández and Victor Espinoza (eds.) La Experiencia del PAN. Diez Años de Gobierno en Baja California. (Tijuana: Colegio de la Frontera Norte, COLEF, 2001): pp. 54-75. “Vicente Fox and the Rise of the PAN,” in Journal of Democracy. Volume 11, Number 4. (October 2000): pp. 25-32. “Democratization and Party-Building: The Growing Pains of Mexico‟s National Action Party,” Doctoral Dissertation. Department of Political Science. (La Jolla: University of California-San Diego, 2000). “Democratization and Local Party-building: The PAN in León, Guanajuato,” in Wayne A. Cornelius, et. al. (eds.) Subnational Politics and Democratization in Mexico. (La Jolla: Center for U.S.Mexican Studies, 1999).
Publications In Progress
Reforming the Administration of Justice in Mexico, co-edited with Dr. Wayne Cornelius. La Jolla and Notre Dame: Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies and Notre Dame University Press, forthcoming 2007. Contemporary Mexican Politics, Co-authored with Dr. Emily Edmonds. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, forthcoming 2007.
“Law Enforcement Challenges and „Smart Borders‟,” James Forest (ed.), Homeland Security: Protecting America’s Targets, Volume I: Borders and Points of Entry. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, forthcoming 2006. Border Handbook for U.S. and Mexican Elected Officials, Handbook currently under development with San Diego Association of Governments for bi-national affairs briefing at Trans-Border Institute, forthcoming.
Policy Papers, Reviews, and Op-Ed Publications
“Mexico‟s Left Heads for Power Amidst Uncertainty” San Diego Union Tribune, Friday, June 30, 2006. “Hidden Victims: Evaluating T-Visa Protections for Undocumented Victims of Human Trafficking,” Co-authored with Alexandra Webber. Immigration Policy Center, Immigration Policy Series, December 2005. “El PAN en 2006: Más alla de un baluarte del ideal,” Bien Comun, año 11, numero 130. (Mexico City: Fundación Rafael Preciado Hernández, 2005), pp. 20-24. Available for download at: www.fundacionpreciado.org.mx/revistas/BC%20130.pdf “A PRI Renaissance in Baja California,” Insight Section, San Diego Union Tribune, Sunday, August 8, 2004. “The 2006 Tijuana Elections,” TBI Brief, Trans-Border Institute (University of San Diego), Friday, July 16, 2004. “Slavery Without Borders: Human Trafficking the U.S.-Mexican Context,” co-authored with Alexandra Webber for Hemisphere Focus, Volume XII, Issue 5, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Americas Program Newsletter, January 23, 2004. “Do Smart Borders Make Good Neighbors?” Enfoque, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies newsletter, Fall 2003. “Mexico‟s 2003 Elections: Change Equals More of the Same,” in Op-Ed Section of San Diego UnionTribune, July 9, 2003. “Las elecciones del 2003: Un momento decisivo,” July 6, 2003 election commentary translated for Op-Ed section of Mexico City daily newspaper Reforma, July 7, 2003. “¿Un TLC en seguridad?” in Enfoque section of Mexico City daily newspaper Reforma, May 25, 2003. “Una perspectiva estadosunidense de la nueva etapa de liderazgo partidista,” in Bien común y gobierno. Año 8, número 87. (Mexico City: Fundación Rafael Preciado Hernández, A.C., 2002): pp. 9-12.
Review: “New Federalism and State Government in Mexico: Bringing the States Back In” by Peter M. Ward and Victoria E. Rodríguez, Publius: Journal of Federalism. 2002. “Mexico‟s New Border Commission: A First Look,” in Borderlines. Volume 9, Number 4. Interhemispheric Resource Center. (April 2001). www.us-mex.org Guía sobre California y la region fronteriza México-EEUU, Briefing Book. Sponsored by the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, Universidad Autonoma de México, and San Diego Dialogue. Translated by Aníbal Yáñez-Chávez (La Jolla: Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, 2002). “Fox Fashion: Mexico‟s New President Has a Style All His Own, But Is It Enough to Solve Mexico‟s Woes?” February 15, 2001. Interhemispheric Resource Center: Border Information and Outreach Service (BIOS). http://www.irc-online.org/bordline/updater/2001/feb12fox.html “What to Expect from Vicente Fox,” in Borderlines. Volume 8, Number 7. Interhemispheric Resource Center. (August 2000). “Upward Bound: Fox Victory Likely,” Borderlines Updater. June 13, 2000. Interhemispheric Resource Center: Border Information and Outreach Service (BIOS). www.irc-online/org/bios (June 2000). “Mexico in Transition,” (co-authored with Leslie Hoffecker) for San Diego Union-Tribune. Cover story for “Insight” section, August 15, 1999: pp. G-1, G-4. Resource Book on the San Diego-Tijuana Region for U.S. Elected Officials, Briefing Book. (La Jolla: Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies and San Diego Dialogue, 1999).
Conference Papers, Presentations, and Other Publications
“Hidden Victims: Evaluating T-Visa Protections for Undocumented Victims of Human Trafficking,” Co-authored with Alexandra Webber. International Studies Association Conference, San Diego, March 21-25, 2006. “The Weakest Link: Promoting Mexico as a Strategic Partner in North American Security,” International Studies Association Conference, San Diego, March 21-25, 2006. “Trust and the Rule of Law: The „must‟ that Mexico must have,” Chair of panel for the 3 rd Annual Mexico Business Summit, October 25, 2005. “Promoting Mexico as a Strategic Partner in North American Security,” presentation for panel on “North American Border Security: Making It Happen” at the 20 th Anniversary International Conference at the Plaza Hotel Centre-Ville Montreal on October 20-22, 2005. “Evaluating Terror Threats in the U.S.-Mexican Border Region,” Paper presented at a policy roundtable hosted by Centra Technologies, Washington, D.C. August 9, 2005. “The Mexican Criminal Justice System: Key Challenges and Prospects for Reform,” Paper presented at a policy roundtable hosted by Centra Technologies, Washington, D.C. May 18, 2005.
Panel Discussant and Moderator, “What Kind of Democracy Has Mexico? The Evolution of Presidentialism and Federalism,” Conference at the Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies, University of California-San Diego. March 4-5, 2000. “Reducing Terrorist Threats at the U.S.-Mexican Border,” Invited Speaker for U.S. State Department Mexico Border Security Briefing organized by System Planning Corporation in Arlington, VA on September 17, 2004. “Roundtable Briefing on Justice Reform in Mexico,” Co-Organizer with Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. on July 16, 2004. “Human Trafficking in the U.S.-Mexican Context” paper presented at the Conference of the Latin American Studies Association, October 6-9, 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada. Co-authored with Alexandra Webber. “Law Enforcement and Security Challenges on the U.S.-Mexican Border,” Paper presented at the International Studies Association in Montreal in March 2004. "Democratización y la administración de la justicia en México," Presentation to the Conferencia Magistral, Seminario Internacional de Derecho Electoral. Sponsored by Instituto Federal Electoral, Tribunal Electoral del Poder Judicial de la Federación, Tribunal Electoral de Sinaloa. Culiacán, Sinaloa. March 3-5, 2004. “Law Enforcement and Security Challenges in the U.S.-Mexican Border Region Since 9/11,” Paper presented at the summer conference of the San Diego Association of Governments Committee on Binational Regional Opportunities, July 11, 2003. www.sandag.org. “U.S.-Mexican Security Relations After the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks,” presentation to the XIII Annual Economic Summit of the South County Regional Economic Development Corporation, October 25, 2003.
“NAFTA+Plus?: U.S.-Mexican Security Relations After the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks,” paper presented
at the conference on “Reforming the Administration of Justice in Mexico” at the Center for U.S.Mexican Studies, May 15-17, 2003.
“Binational Collaboration in Law Enforcement and Public Security Issues on the U.S.-Mexican Border,” Paper prepared for the conference on “Reforming the Administration of Justice in Mexico” at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, May 15-17, 2003. (Co-authored with José María Ramos, Colegio de la Frontera Norte). “15 Minutes of Change: Assessing the Fox Administration,” Presentation to San Diego World Affairs Council. November 19, 2002. “Cross-Border Engagement of the Global Economy in the San Diego-Tijuana Region,” Paper prepared for the International Studies Annual Convention held in New Orleans, Louisiana. March 24-27, 2002.
“San Diego-Tijuana: An Assessment of Policy Networks in the Cross-Border Region,” unpublished report commissioned by Paragon Global Partners in November 2001. (Los Angeles: Paragon Global Partners, 2001). “PAN Governance: Challenges for Vicente Fox and the National Action Party,” written with Luis Miguel Rionda for delivery at the XXIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association International in Washington, D.C. September 6-8, 2001. “Mercadotecnía y Opinión Pública,” Module course presented to extension program at ITAM (March 23-24, 2001). “Vicente Fox y el PAN: La Americanización de la política mexicana?,” Working paper presented to El Seminario de Investigación en Ciencia Política del ITAM (March 2, 2001). Commentary by Yemile Mizrahi, Investigadora de la División de Estudios Políticos del Centro de Investigación y Docencia Economica (CIDE). This talk was also presented at the Universidad de Guanajuato (April 26, 2001). “Politics of the U.S.-Mexican Border,” Guest Lecture for Latin American Politics course at Boston College. Professor Jennie Purnell. (November 13, 2000). “Politics in Mexico: From the Revolution to Fox,” Guest Lecture for Latin American Politics course at Northeastern University. Professor Eva Thorne. (November 7-9, 2000). “What to Expect from PAN President Vicente Fox,” Guest Speaker at University of Wyoming. Sponsored by Department of History and Wyoming Council for the Humanities. (October 26, 2000). “The 2000 Mexican Presidential Elections,” Guest Lecture at Lock Haven University. Sponsored by LHU Honors Program. (September 21, 2000). “Governance and Public Finance in the San Diego/Baja California Region,” Unpublished report to San Diego Dialogue (July 2000). “The Fox Phenomenon: The Impact of Truly Competitive Elections,” Presented to the San Diego Chapter of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Annual Chapter Meeting, with Richard Feinberg and Jose Galicot (June 25, 2000). “Regional Success Stories: Strategies for the Global Engagement of the San Diego/Tijuana Region,” San Diego Dialogue-Forum Fronterizo Briefing Paper. April 2000. (La Jolla: San Diego Dialogue, 2000). “Party-Building and PAN Local Governance,” Presented to Latin American Studies Association in Miami, FL., 2000. “New Federalism in Mexico: Implications for Baja California and the Cross-Border Region,” San Diego Dialogue-Forum Fronterizo Briefing Paper. (La Jolla: San Diego Dialogue, 1999). “Democratización y el Fortalecimiento del PAN: El Caso de Tijuana,” Prepared for presentation at “La Experiencia del PAN. Diez Años de Gobierno en Baja California,” a forum sponsored by the Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF, 1999).
“Current U.S.-Mexican Relations,” Lecture for Elderhostel Program sponsored by American Foreign Service Association. (Spring 1998). “Democratization and Party Organization: The Growing Pains of Mexico's Partido Acción Nacional,” Presented to the Latin American Studies Association in Chicago, IL., 1998. “Administering Abundance: Bureaucratic Conflict in Mexico and Implications for Presidential Power and Politics,” Presented to Latin American Studies Association in Washington, D.C., 1994. “Single Party Dominance in Mexico and Japan,” Seminar Paper completed as partial requirement for Masters Degree at UCSD. Spring 1994.
Conferences and Meetings Organized
Triple Border Fence Initiative, panel hosted by the USD Trans-Border Institute with elected officials and experts held on May 5, 2006. The Rule of Law Along the U.S.-Mexican Border, international conference for the TBI Justice in Mexico Project held on March 6, 2006 sponsored by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Crime and Security Along the U.S.-Mexican Border, international conference for the TBI Justice in Mexico Project held on October 19, 2005 sponsored by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Liberty and Justice for All: Immigration Policy Reform, USD Trans-Border Institute international conference held on October 13-15, 2005. Co-sponsored by the USD Center for Christian Spirituality, the USD Romero Center, and the USD Center for Community Service Learning. Cross-Border Prosecution and Extradition in the U.S.-Mexican Context, USD Trans-Border Institute international conference held on December 2, 2004. Co-sponsored by the USD School of Law. NAFTA at Ten, USD Trans-Border Institute international conference held on April 16, 2004. Cosponsored by the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, the Colegio de la Frontera Norte, the Institute of the Americas, SDSU Center for Latin American Studies, and the USD School of Law. Strangers No Longer, USD Trans-Border Institute conference on immigration held on October 20-25, 2003. Co-sponsored by the USD Center for Christian Spirituality, the USD Romero Center, and the USD Center for Community Service Learning. Reforming the Administration of Justice in Mexico, UCSD Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies international conference held on May 17-18, 2003.
Seminar on U.S. Parties and Elections: Lecturer for weeklong seminar in Managua, Nicaragua in August 2005. Presented lectures in Spanish on U.S. political parties, electoral regulations, and
electoral dynamics to academics, professionals, and students in a certificate program in U.S. Studies sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua. USD Guadalajara Program: Taught two undergraduate courses in English for six-week Guadalajara study abroad program of the University of San Diego. Seminar on the U.S. War on Terror: Lecturer for weeklong seminar in Managua, Nicaragua in August 2004. Presented lectures in Spanish on terrorism and the war on terror to professionals, military, police, and students in a certificate program in U.S. Studies sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua. Seminar on U.S. Politics and Legal System: Lecturer for weeklong seminar in Managua, Nicaragua in September 2003. Presented overview of U.S. legal and political system to professionals, military, police, and students of the Universidad Americana in a program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua at the Universidad Americana. Field Research: (September 1996-August 1998). Dissertation titled “Democratization and PartyBuilding: The Growing Pains of Mexico's Partido Acción Nacional (PAN).” Four month preliminary investigation in Ensenada-Baja California. (1996) Six months of intensive field work in León-Guanajuato and Mérida-Yucatán. (1997) Twelve months of field research in Tijuana-Baja California (1997-1998). Formal interviews w/ over 90 government officials, party leaders and activists; participant observation in political meetings, conventions, and debates; analysis of party records, public archives and numerous Spanish and English publications. Research-related trips to Campeche, Jalisco, Mexico City, and Querétaro. Undergraduate Student Exchanges: Puebla, Mexico (January 90-December 90): Completed intermediate and advanced Spanish language training and courses on philosophy and photography in Spanish; visited various parts of Mexico. Chernovtsi, U.S.S.R. (September 91-December 91): Courses on Ukrainian history and Russian language; visited Kiev, Komunitz-Podolsk, Moscow and Leningrad. Nara, Japan (September 92- December 92): Courses on Japanese history, language and culture. Also completed independent study on Japanese rice import policy for senior honors thesis; visited Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo and Yokohama. Informal Observer: Mexican presidential elections in Huejotzingo, Puebla (July 94); PAN campaign headquarters in Mexico City (July 2000); and Mexico City (July 2006).
Memberships and Professional Associations
American Political Science Association (1993-present) Latin American Studies Association (1995-present) International Studies Association, (2002-present) Association of Borderland Studies, (2003-present) San Diego World Affairs Council, (2003-present) Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition, Board Member (July 2003-June 2005)
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