The following article proposes a European model of Public Diplomacy to transform the negative image of Mexico and Mexicans in the United States. Barceló, a member of the Mexican Foreign Service, argues the answer to Mexico's image problem is increasing student exchange programs between the U.S. and its southern neighbor.
The U.S. presidential election of 2016 has brought into the spotlight an issue that foreign policy professionals have known about for a long time. The unfavorable image of Mexico and Mexicans in the eyes of U.S. citizens. The construction of a wall, the association of being Mexican with criminality, and other similar campaign positions voiced during the primaries (BBC 2015) forced the negative image of Mexico and Mexican immigration to the forefront of an election cycle that concluded with the victory of the Republican candidate. Hence, there is an immediate need for the Mexican government to counterbalance such arguments.
Professor Cesar Villanueva, International Affairs Director at the University Iberoamericana in Mexico City, is the author of two new studies. Villanueva points to Mexican domestic events that have con...more.
Leonardo Curzio analyzes Mexico’s image abroad in his latest book, “Orgullo y prejuicios: Reputación e imagen de México” (Pride and Prejudices: Reputation and Mexico’s Image). The recent ele...more.
After years of downward spiral, the “Mexican moment” again raised expectations. However, structural and systemic factors hamper Mexican public diplomacy at a time when keeping that positive moment...more.
This article, written by the Director of the U.S.-Mexico Network, USC Professor Pamela K. Starr, and published on the Public Diplomacy Magazine, provides a quick historical overview of Mexican public...more.
The October 2014 issue of the Internacionalistas Magazine, the magazine of COMEXI’s Youth Program, includes a series of articles and sources covering the foundations for Mexico’s international ima...more.