University Program of Studies on Asia and Africa

Grupo Academico 2022

Mission

We are a strategic program for the generation, deepening and dissemination of knowledge focused on understanding the issues and realities of Asia and Africa, as well as their relationship with Mexico; we work from multidisciplinary perspectives, creating interinstitutional synergies and linking the academy with society and government at the same time.

Vision

The PUEAA gathers specialist whom develop studies on Asia and Africa, and whom own both, multidisciplinary academic careers of excellence and national and international recognition. The PUEAA contributes to the creation of networks of specialists who advise stakeholders and governments in the creation of solutions for their current issues.

General Objective

The PUEAA aims to convene, promote and coordinate research, teaching, extension and dissemination efforts focused on Asia and Africa’s cultures, as well as their relationship with Mexico, promoting the participation of multidisciplinary and inter-institutional teams, both inside and outside of this house of studies.

Particular Objectives

  • Planning: Convening, coordinating, and organizing academic activities that incentivize the reflection on existing problems in Asia and Africa, as well as analyzing their relationship with Mexico while proposing solutions.
  • Disseminating: Organizing, promoting, and disseminating diplomas, conferences, seminars and colloquia on both Asian and African issues as well as their relationship with Latin America and Mexico.
  • Researching: Promoting joint theoretical-methodological contributions between UNAM and higher education institutions in Asia and Africa, in order to build knowledge that addresses similar problems among Mexico and those two continents through academic exchange relationships.
  • Editing: Editing publications and divulgation papers on scientific, social, cultural and artistic topics related to Asia and Africa.
  • Linking: Building mechanisms of cooperation and dialogue with national and international governmental and non-governmental organizations interested in issues regarding Asia and Africa.
  • Management: Carrying out efforts focused on obtaining financial resources to carry out research, teaching, dissemination and association activities in studies on Asia and Africa.

Board of Directors

Guadalupe Valencia, President of the Directive Committee of PUEAA

Alicia Girón, PUEAA's Coordinator

Mary Frances Rodríguez, School of Philosophy and Letters

Tomás Rubio, School of Accounting and Administration

Raúl Contreras, School of Law

Eduardo Vega, School of Economics

Carola García, School of Political and Social Sciences

Carmen Contijoch, National School for Languages, Linguistics and Translation

Manuel E. López, University Center of Cinematographic Studies

Ana Pérez, Institute of Anthropological Research

Armando Sánchez, Institute of Economic Research

Angélica Velázquez, Institute of Aesthetic Research

David García, Institute of Philological Research

Juan Antonio Cruz, Institute of Philosophical Research

Elisa Speckman, Institute of Historical Research

Pedro Salazar, Institute of Juridical Research

Miguel A. López-Leyva, Institute of Social Research

Graciela Martínez-Zalce, Center for Research on North America

Rubén Ruíz, Center for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean

Mauricio Sánchez, Interdisciplinary Research Center on Sciences and Humanities

Fernando Lozano, Regional Centre of Multidisciplinary Research

Alberto Vital, Teaching Center for Foreigners

María Isabel Belausteguigoitia, Center for Research and Gender Studies

Luis González, University Program of Human Rights

Rolando Cordera, University Program for Development Studies

Javier Delgado, University Program of City Studies

José del Val, University Program of Studies in Cultural and Intercultural Diversity

Academic Advisory Committee

Represents the entities that make up the Steering Committee; promotes the participation of other members of the university and extra-university community for the production of academic materials related to PUEAA topics; promotes conferences, courses, diplomas and meetings of national and international character on matters related to the PUEAA. On the other hand, it disseminates topics of interest to the PUEAA through popular articles, radio, television and internet programs and manages to obtain additional resources to support the programs and work related actions.

Alberto Carrera, Vicepresidency for Humanities

Rebeca Maldonado, School of Philosophy and Literature

Paola Vera, School of Accounting and Administration

Trilce Ovilla, School of Law

Enrique Dussel, School of Economics

Carlos Uscanga, School of Political and Social Sciences

Ricardo Cornejo, National School for Languages, Linguistics and Translation

Santiago Torres, National School of Film Arts

Alejandro Terrazas, Institute of Anthropological Research

Teresa Rodríguez, Institute of Economic Research

Mariana Aguirre, Institute of Aesthetic Research

Shekoufeh Mohammadi, Institute of Philological Research

Teresa Rodríguez, Institute of Philosophical Research

Andrés Ríos, Institute of Historical Research

Arturo Oropeza, Institute of Juridical Research

Sara Sefchovich, Institute of Social Research

Elisa Dávalos, Center for Research on North America

Hernán Taboada, Center for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean

Laura Loeza, Interdisciplinary Research Center on Sciences and Humanities

Óscar Figueroa, Regional Centre of Multidisciplinary Research

Esther Delgadillo, Teaching Center for Foreigners

Alejandra Tapia, Center for Research and Gender Studies

José Antonio Aguilar, University Program of Human Rights

Delfino Vargas, University Program for Development Studies

Mariana Sánchez, University Program of City Studies

Carolina Sánchez, University Program of Studies in Cultural and Intercultural Diversity

Academic Task Force

Alethia Fernández de la Reguera, Institute of Juridical Research

Alfredo Romero, School of Political and Social Sciences

Antonina Ivanova, Autonomous University of Baja California Sur

Ana María Álvarez, PUEAA-UNAM (Ginebra. Comercio, Financiamiento y Desarrollo)

Aurelia Vargas, Institute of Philological Research

Ana Elena González, UNAM-UK

Benjamin Juárez, UNAM-Boston

Emilia Székely, Center for Complexity Sciences

Eugenio Anguiano, Center for Economic Research and Teaching

Fernanda Vidal, UNHLP Women Economic Empowerment

Geneviève Marchini, CUCSH-University of Guadalajara

Héctor Zavala, UNAM Boston

Jacobo Silva, School of Political and Social Sciences

Jesús Sosa, School of Economics

José Rangel, University of Colima

José Luis Gázquez, School of Political and Social Sciences

Lucía Guzmán, FEMU

Mariana G. Pichardini, Casa de las Humanidades

Monika Meireles, Institute of Economic Research

Mario González, Metropolitan Autonomous University – Cuajimalpa

Melba Falck, CUCSH-University of Guadalajara

Moisés Garduño, School of Political and Social Sciences

Natividad Gutiérrez, Institute of Social Research

Radina Dimitrova, National School for Languages, Linguistics and Translation

Rosamaría Villarello, ECOES-UNAM

Silvana Rabinovich, Institute of Philological Research

Verónica Montes de Oca, Institute of Social Research

Wendy Phillips, Philological Research Institute