Jorge Castañeda PhD; Former Foreign Minister of Mexico; Global Distinguished Professor, New York University

Jorge Castañeda, Mexico’s Foreign Minister from 2000 to 2003, is a distinguished public intellectual, political scientist, and prolific writer. Born in 1953 in Mexico City, he holds degrees from Princeton University, Université de Paris-I, and the University of Paris-I. Castañeda taught at Mexico’s National Autonomous University, Princeton University, UC Berkeley, and NYU. His extensive writings include over 15 books, covering topics like U.S.-Mexican relations, Latin American politics, and the Cold War’s impact on the region. Notable works include “Compañero: The Life and Death of Che Guevara” and “Mañana Forever? Mexico and the Mexicans.” Appointed Global Distinguished Professor at NYU, Castañeda is a Human Rights Watch member and received honors from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.