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Nonresident Scholar, Center for the United States and Mexico
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Isidro Morales, Ph.D., is a nonresident scholar at the Center for the United States and Mexico. He is also a senior professor and researcher at the School of Government and Public Transformation at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM), Mixcóac campus, and editor-in-chief of Latin American Policy, a biannual journal distributed worldwide by Wiley-Blackwell. Morales’ research focus includes the geopolitics and geoeconomics of energy, trade and investment markets; the political economy of regional integration; U.S.-Mexico trade and security relations; and U.S.-Latin America relations. His most recent co-edited volume is “Post-Hegemonic Regionalism in the Americas. Toward a Pacific-Atlantic Divide?” (Routledge: N.Y. and London, 2017).
From 2011 to 2013, Morales was the director of ITESM’s School of Government and Public Administration (EGAP) at the state of Mexico campus. During the academic year 2005-2006, he was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at American University and a senior fellow of the Center for North American Studies in Washington, D.C. From 2001 to 2005, he was dean of the School of Social Sciences at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla in Mexico. He has worked as a researcher and lecturer at El Colegio de México, the University of Copenhagen, the Danish Center for Development Research, the Watson Institute of Brown University and the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. Morales received his Ph.D. from the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris.