University of California, San Diego
July 23, 2003
KEY ADMINISTRATORS/KEY SUPPORT STAFF (E-Mail)
SUBJECT: Appointment of Co-Directors, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies
It is with great pleasure that I announce that Professors Gordon Hanson and Christopher Woodruff have been appointed as Co-Directors of the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies effective September 1, 2003. They are the successors to Professor Wayne Cornelius, the founding director who led the Center to international prominence.
Professors Hanson and Woodruff are members of the faculty of the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. Professor Hanson is an authority on foreign investment, immigration, and international trade with an emphasis on Mexico. He has received numerous awards for research and teaching and serves on the editorial boards of three journals. Professor Woodruff has expertise in the impact of weak legal systems and financial markets on the growth of small and medium-sized firms in developing and transition economies; currently, he is examining the sources of financial capital for small firms in Mexico, including the role played by remittances from Mexican workers in the United States. His research has been used to develop policies of the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Please join me in welcoming Professors Hanson and Woodruff as the new leaders of the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies.