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Wednesday Lecture Series 2017-2018 Lineup

2017-2018 Lectures

(**We will update regularly as we confirm speakers. CLICK HERE to see updates)



4 – Christopher Collins – Concertmaster of the Yucatan Symphony Orquestra

11, 18th, and 25th – Raul Alcocer Mendoza – 3 Part Series about Maya Culture and History – These presentations begin at 7:30 pm

  • 11th – The Life of Tatiana Proskouriakoff
  • 18th – Maya Celebration of the Solar New Year
  • 25th – The World According to the Ancient Maya



8–Marinna Aguirre – Romulo Rozo and Merida: His story, glory, and legacy

15-Luis Barrueta – Water Systems in Merida

22-Juan Carlos Lomonaco – Yucatan Symphony Orchestra

29-George Ann Huck – Women of the Yucatan



6–Luz Maria Viera Castro – Education in the Yucatan and Mexico  – Learn the facts about the education system in Mexico from someone who has spent her life working at all educational levels. Ms. Castro will talk about what informal and formal education systems exist, how urban and rural education differs, how you become a teacher in Mexico, is it true that positions are inherited and bought,  what is the SNTE and the CNTE, and how have recent reforms impacted education.

13-Aliza Mizrahi – Slow Food in the Yucatan

Aliza Mizrahi, has multiple degrees from Berkeley (chemistry), Yale (forestry and environmental studies),  Escuela de Agricultura Ecologica Uyits Ka’an (organic agriculture).

20- No Lecture

27- No Lecture



10-George Ashley Mexican History (Exact topic TBD)

17-Imam Azahar Goraya – Understanding Islam

24-Dan Griffin – Mayan Archeology

31-Paulo Afonso – Coastal Ecology in the Yucatan



7–Bob Temple – The Independent Republic of Yucatan

14- Dr. Luis Ramírez Carillo – Chinese emigration to Yucatán

21-Reginald McGhee – Felipe Carillo Puerto

28-Rodrigo Rodriguez – Living and Dying in Mexico – What to do if a loved one passes away


March –

7 – Dr. Alma Duran – Maximilian, Carlota and the Importance of Yucatán  during the Second Mexican Empire

14 – Jorge Rosado – La Mejorada neighborhood in Merida

21 – Habitec Solar Energy – The Ins and Outs of Solar Panels in Merida




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