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The Berkeley Forum: Mexico at the Crossroads: The Past and Its Futures

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7 Days | 6 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Mexico’s one-party authoritarian regime, which ruled the country from 1929 until 2000, spanned all aspects of Mexican life, leading Mario Vargas Llosa to call it the “perfect dictatorship.” Our program will trace this single party rule from its roots in the revolution of 1910, through its gradual loss of radicalism to the eruption of large-scale protests in 1968 and subsequent smouldering dissidence leading to the regime’s fall in 2000, and paradoxically its astonishing resurgence in the 2012 presidential election. Against this backdrop, expert lecturers will examine issues of U.S.-Mexico relations, immigration, religion, gender roles, the drug trade, cinema, music and dance, geography and much more.


• Examine rare Mexican manuscripts and imprints of the UC Berkeley Bancroft Library.
• Visit the delightful town of Sonoma and explore its historic mission and see an acclaimed vineyard created by Mexican immigrants.
• Visit home of Mariano Vallejo, Mexican official who helped usher California from Mexican to U.S. sovereignty.

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Residence hall-style rooms with single beds. Shared single sex bathrooms.

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Standing for up to an hour and walking up to 10 blocks on field trips.

Coordinated by International House at the University of California, Berkeley.

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6 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners
17 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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