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to global and binational policies in which we identify
Mexican state or municipal governments, especially
the new elected officials, and invite them to go and
work with their counterparts in the U.S. and to talk
about their strategic plans, strategic projects, and
whether they would like to work together,” says
Guillermo Hernández Duque, director of the global
development department at Merida, Mexico-based
Universidad Anáhuac Mayab, who was one of the
speakers at the AICCU symposium.

Border Crossings Still
Problematic
Yet such ties are not immune from the larger socioeconomic and political challenges and tensions
between the countries. Actual organized crime and
the larger perception of the same have devastated
student exchange programs. While the effect on
professorial and graduate student exchanges has not
been as great, it is present.
“Relations over the past decade have been terrible,”
Boyer says. “We are constantly having to overcome
barriers other parts of societies have placed between
the academics. The Arizona law [against undocumented immigrants, S.B. 1070] meant the Arizona
brand suffered greatly in Mexico. I had to prove to

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Guillermo Hernández
Duque, director of the
global development
department at
Merida, Mexico-based
Universidad Anáhuac
Mayab with the
university’s academic
director, Narciso
Acuña Gonzalez,
at NASA’s Johnson
Space Center in
Houston, working
with the center on
new opportunities for
economic, social, and
human development.

director of planning and international cooperation at
CONACYT. “We provide scholarships to more than
4,000 people [in 2012] in different countries, 1,101 of
them are in the United States, most in PhD or master’s programs or some specializations. We also have
specific agreements with important U.S. universities
for different purposes.”
Of the 4,000 students with scholarships, the
United States, with its share of 28 percent of those,
represented the largest destination of recipients, followed by the United Kingdom’s 22 percent. Mexican
researchers produced 5,981 research papers with the
United States, or 21 percent of the total, in 2009–11,
more than double of the number of the secondranked country, Spain with 2,789, Mier y Terán says.
Symposia exploring relationships between the
countries also exist. In February [2013] the Association of Independent California Colleges and
Universities (AICCU) held a one-day symposium
in Sacramento on Strengthening California and
Mexican University Partnerships and on CaliforniaMexico higher education collaboration.
A number of programs seek to link individual
U.S. and Mexican states and municipal governments
through university-led efforts. “We have been working for nearly 10 years on a binational project related



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From the Editors
Front Lines
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Voices: Kofi Annan
Peace Pathways
Shared Solutions
San Francisco State Shines in Long-Term Study Abroad
Education Abroad
Foreign Student Affairs
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