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Jesus Velasco

Non-resident scholar, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy

Jesus Velasco is Joe and Teresa Long Endowed Chair in Social Sciences at Tarleton State University and a nonresident scholar in the Mexico Center at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Velasco is the editor with Rodolfo de la Garza. Bridging the Border: Transforming Mexico-US Relation; and Neoconservatives in U.S. Foreign Policy Under Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush: Voices Behind the Throne. He is also the editor of a forthcoming book. Looking to the Foreign Mirror: Foreign Views of the the 2016 American Presidential Election.

Latest Columns

What Octavio Paz can tell us about U.S.-Mexico relations today

Octavio Paz’s solution to American democratic problems was to return to the past. The U.S. has to recuperate its unity, which today, in this highly divided world, seems idealistic and complex. And America needs to return to “the origins, to the foundation of the nation. To recuperate the vision of its founders, not to copy them, but to make a new beginning.”