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Guillermo Pulido takes over as Director of UNAM Chicago

Updated: Jul 27, 2022

Early January 2022 the UNAM Chicago team formally welcomed its new Director Guillermo Pulido who concluded his tenure at the Center for Mexican Studies UNAM/BFSU in China.

His predecessor, Javier Laguna, who heads our Representation at UNAM Boston since January, after a fruitful term leading UNAM Chicago, gave the welcoming remarks wishing the best to his successor. Mr. Laguna underscored that the new Director has ample experience and is a familiar face to Chicago as he decidedly contributed to the opening of UNAM in this city in 2001.

Mr. Pulido thanked Javier Laguna´s kind message and acknowledged his work particularly the one on behalf of our Mexican and Mexican American communities in the region as well as his efforts to highlight UNAM´s name in this part of the United States.

Guillermo Pulido González

Guillermo Pulido González graduated from the School of Economics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He got his PhD in Economics and Business Sciences from the University of Malaga, Spain. Since 1980 he joined UNAM where he has served as associate professor at the Center of Foreign Students as well as associate researcher at the Research Center on North American Studies. He has been director of the UNAM campus in San Antonio, Texas (1988-2000); the Center of Teaching for Foreigners of UNAM (2000-2008); and the UNAM branch in China/Center on Mexican Studies (2012-2021).

His work has contributed to the foundation of the campuses of UNAM in Gatineau, Canada (1995), Chicago, Illinois (2001), Los Angeles, California (2005) and Beijing, China (2012). Dr. Pulido has participated in several international forums in Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Nicaragua, USA, Canada, Spain, England and China. From 2008 to 2010 he took the role of Counselor of Culture and Education in the Mexican Embassy to the People’s Republic of China. In 2011 he was consultant of the Federal Institute of Access to Information for projects of Civil Rights of Mexican communities in the USA. Pulido currently serves as director of UNAM at Chicago.

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