On November 15, the J.Jobe Soffa and Marguerite Jacqmin Soffa Distinguished International Visitor Fund welcomed Dr. Luz María de la Mora Sánchez to UW-Madison. Dr. Luz María de la Mora Sánchez, an expert in foreign trade relations and internal public policy, lectured on Latin American investment strategies, economic growth, and political stability, as well as a women’s roles and environmental issues. Dr. Sánchez stated “Latin America today is seen as a safe place to do business, with economic stability being one reason.”
Afterward, there was a question and answer session, prompting discussion on U.S.-Mexican / U.S.-China trade relations, gender roles in the labor market, and economic developments on the state level.
Dr. Luz María de la Mora Sánchez has held positions within the Mexican government, headed Mexico’s trade offices in Brussels and Montevideo, and worked at the NAFTA office in Washington, D.C. As a member of Mexico’s Council of Foreign Affairs, she is currently a visiting professor in the International Studies Division at the Center for Economic Research and Teaching in Mexico City where she lectures on trade and development.
The J.Jobe Soffa and Marguerite Jacqmin Soffa Distinguished International Visitor Fund provides regular lectures on contemporary issues of global significance. Marguerite Jacqmin Soffa (’46 BA L&S) established this fund to bring renowned women from across the global to lecture. Learn more about the series and past speakers.
The Division of International Studies, Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), and Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS) sponsored this public lecture.
By Flannery Geoghegan, Division of International Studies