Expert in U.S.-Latin American Relations to Speak at UTEP

What: Centennial Lecture by Shannon O’Neil, senior fellow for Latin American studies at the Council on Foreign Relations
When: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19
Where: Undergraduate Learning Center, room 106

The Centennial Lecture Series welcomes Shannon K. O’Neil, Ph.D., to speak at The University of Texas at El Paso in the second lecture of the academic year. The lecture is free and open to the public.

O'Neil is senior fellow for Latin America studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank and publisher. She will discuss her expertise in U.S.-Latin America relations, trade, energy and immigration and her book, Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead (Oxford University Press, 2013), which analyzes the political, economic and social transformations Mexico has undergone over the last three decades and why these changes matter for the United States.

Her work has been published in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica, Americas Quarterly, Política Exterior, Foreign Policy, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and USA Today, among others. Her blog, Latintelligence, analyzes developments in Latin America and U.S. relations in the region. She holds a B.A. from Yale University, an M.A. in international relations from Yale University and a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University.

The Centennial Lecture Series invites noteworthy speakers to the UTEP campus to share their perspectives on a broad range of contemporary issues that are likely to impact our society, culture, and lives in the years ahead. O’Neil’s talk is sponsored by UTEP President Diana Natalicio; the Honorable Jacob Prado, Consul General of Mexico; and The Honorable Ian Brownlee, Consul General of the United States. A reception will follow the presentation.