Convergencias 2014 is the Yale Mexican Student Organization's biggest event of the year. Since its first edition in 2007, Convergencias has been hosted yearly along with the University of Pennsylvania.
This year’s conference promises to be truly exciting. Mexico is experiencing a time of critical change in its national and international spheres. On the one hand, the media and the government advertise a series of positive prospects such as a national pact, energetic and economic reforms, and a stable economic growth, posing Mexico as one of the world´s future powers. On the other hand, the country is still submerged in a violent drug conflict that shows no signs of slowing down while other countries in the Americas have begun policies to decriminalize consumption. Is Mexico truly rising and profiling itself as a leading nation or will the continued safety concerns eventually put an end to the current excitement? These are complex, but critical questions that can only be answered with an objective and profound analysis of the current state of affairs.
The goal of the conference will be precisely that, to try to give an answer to these questions and to see how much of a myth and how much of a reality comes into play when affirming that Mexico is rising. Most importantly, Convergencias will be an opportunity for students and experts who feel passionate about Mexico to interact with each other and to generate meaningful ideas and proposals.
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Murat Naim Dagli, Arlen Alvarez, David Alatorre
The Yale Mexican Student Organization is an organization comprised of members of the Yale community who share a common bond of interest or affiliation with Mexico, mostly students that live or lived in Mexico. The organization's main purpose is to develop and fortify a relationship between Mexico and Yale. To this end, we organize activities such as social gatherings, open forums and cultural events that relate to Mexico.