The Mexico Center at UTSA



Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath U.S. Embassy Mexico City Campus Visit January 22

To expand the relationship between UTSA and U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, present UTSA’s Latin American Initiative and strategic partnerships in Mexico, and offer support to the U.S.-Mexico bilateral agenda.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Hacia una Estrategia Nacional de Ciberseguridad en México

Mexico is in cyber-crisis due to the absence of a policy that coordinates the cybersecurity efforts implemented by very few government agencies and the private sector. Developing a comprehensive National Cybersecurity Strategy is crucial to address three major threats: 1) cyber-crime, specially theft, fraud and child pornography; 2) U.S, Russian, Chinese and Iranian cyber espionage; and 3) hacktivist groups like Anonymous. This paper outlines some policy guidelines adopted by other countries such as legislation enactment, cyber culture promotion, professionalization, developing public-private partnership and enhancing cyber defense.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

February 19

Learning from the Architecture of Northern Mexico: Transforming Types, Materials, and Hybrids

This book is first in depth discussion of the undervalued architecture, landscapes, and urbanism of the states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Durango, Sonora, Sinaloa, and Baja California Norte and Sur. Covering the formative era of modern Mexico from independence from Spain in 1821 to the current contemporary pressures on local cultures by electronic information technology and the forces of globalization; the text documents, discusses, and analyzes an undervalued body of work largely unknown in either English or Spanish. The volume is profusely illustrated with over 400 black-and-white and color photographs, maps, and original analytical plan drawings of urban cores of major cities, and may be browsed online at:


February 26

Mexico’s energy Reform and the opportunities It provides for Texas


March 16

Eagle Ford Shale


March 31

American Crossings: Border Politics in the Western Hemisphere Book Presentation and Panel


June 4

2016 Southwest Fulbright Symposium

The Southwest Fulbright Symposium, originated by the San Antonio Fulbright Association, is dedicated to promoting international educational and cultural exchange to foster a global network of all internationalists, including but not limited to Fulbright Alumni.


September 23

“Mexican Migration to the United States: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Border” ITC Book Presentation


July 24

Migracion calificada en universidades norteamericanas


November 16

Weaving the Past: Journey of Discovery