Ambassador, governor priority leads alumna-led nonprofit to help 14,000 Yaqui Nation people in Mexico. In the image volunteers with the Tia Foundation provide basic health care training to Yaqui Nation women in Sonora on Thursday, Feb. 17 (Image courtesy of Tia Foundation).
ASU Sr. Vice President James O’Brien together with the Governor of Sonora, Alfonso Durazo, celebrated with Tia Foundation the medical brigade offered to the Yaqui Nation in February. In addition, ASU signed an MOU with the Government of Sonora to continue working together on water, sustainability, and education, among other topics (Image courtesy of the Government of Sonora).
ASU, Tec de Monterrey and Norson authorities convened on Friday, April 1, to present on the results of the ASU-Tec binational engineering capstone with Norson and discuss the current year and growth ahead (Image curtesy of Norson).
ASU delegation meets with Governor of Sonora on April 1, 2022. From left to right, James O’Brien, ASU Sr. Vice President & Chief of Staff, at ASU; Francisco Acuña, President of Sonora’s Consejo para el Desarollo Sostenible, CODESO; Paola Garcia Hidalgo, Sr. Director of Mexico Relations, ASU; and Sonora Governor Alfonso Durazo (Image courtesy of the Government of Sonora).
Sr. Vice President James O’Brien, ASU and Paola Garcia Hidalgo, Sr. Director of Mexico Relations, ASU met with Dr. Rita Plancarte, President of University of Sonora, UNISON (Image courtesy of UNISON).
Discussion among ASU, CPLC, Amb. Esteban Moctezuma, and members of the Embassy of Mexico in the U.S.A on collaboration, June 16, 2022.
Meeting with Government of the State of Sonora and Tecnologico de Monterrey to advance a binational desalination initiative with students. Hermosillo, Sonora, Aug. 16, 2022.
Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich, left, and ASU President Michael M. Crow, top right, spoke to Sonoran educators during a virtual graduation ceremony for “The Age of Active Learning” course March 18. (Image courtesy of Twitter & Governor Claudia Pavlovich)
UABC and ASU met virtually March 10 to discuss future collaboration. Pictured, clockwise, are Paola Hidalgo, ASU, and UABC faculty including Drs. Javier Arriaga Reynaga, Ana Maria Quintana Jiménez (camera off), Patricio Sebastian Henríquez Ritchie and David Guadalupe Toledo Sarracino. (Image courtesy of UABC)
Mia Armstrong, ASU Convergence Lab coordinator, introduces Rafael Fonseca, Guillermo Torre Amione, Rodolfo Rubio Etcharren and Ana Julia Narvaez in a recent ASU Convergence Lab and Tecnológico de Monterrey event on cross-border medical innovation on April 20, 2021. (Image courtesy of Tecnológico de Monterrey)
ASU team lead by James O’Brien, senior vice president and chief of staff at ASU met with Ambassador Esteban Moctezuma and Embassy Officers to discuss an ASU-Mexico cooperation agenda on July 2, 2021.
Universidad Autónoma de México Rector Enrique Graue, top left, holds up his signed copy of a renewed agreement between UNAM and ASU to expand collaboration. Also pictured is ASU President Michael M. Crow, top right, and Consul General Jorge Mendoza Yescas with Mexico’s Consulate General in Phoenix April 20, 2021. (Image courtesy of Mexico Consulate General in Phoenix)
Universidad de Sonora and ASU staff celebrate after signing an agreement expanding access to the ASU Universal Learner Courses on June 8,2021. (Image/ASU)
Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich and ASU President Michael M. Crow display their signed memorandums of understanding in Tempe May 17. The MOU establishes the framework for future collaboration between the Mexican state and Arizona State University. (Photo by Jerry Gonzalez/ASU)
ASU Professor Dr. Irasema Coronado, Director, School of Transborder Studies presented to UABC community. The Sept. 2021 conference was called "Community Based Learning: Tailoring Class Assignments for Civic Engagement."
ASU President Michael M. Crow briefs Esteban Moctezuma Barragán, Mexico’s ambassador to the U.S., and his staff on Oct 14 in Tempe. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU News
ASU hosted UABC Drs. David Toledo and Belem Avendano on Oct. 29, 2021. ASU UDI and Initiatives with Mexico are advancing a collaboration on resource diversification.
Dr. Minu Ipe, managing director and vice chair of ASU’s University Design Institute, presents at ANUIES International Conference, Nov. 11, at Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Tijuana campus. (Photo by Paola Hidalgo/ASU)
ASU Sr. Vice President James O’Brien speaks during the second ambassadorial Convocation held in Guadalajara, Mexico, in early December. Both O’Brien and Tecnológico de Monterrey President David Garza, left, led a discussion about the role of universities as problem-solvers and catalysts of economic development. The U.S.- Mexico Foundation and the Mexico Institute of the Wilson Center hosted the event. (Courtesy photo)
Images 2019 - 2020
ASU President Michael M. Crow and Universidad de Guadalajara Rector General Miguel Ángel Navarro Navarro display their newly signed memorandum of understanding between the two universities in Tempe . Photo by Jerry Gonzalez/ASU.
ASU President Michael M. Crow shares a laugh with Governor of the State of Chihuahua Javier Corral Jurado during the governor’s visit to Tempe March 21. Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now.
Emiliana Vegas, education chief for the Inter-American Development Bank, during her visit to ASU.
Stefanie Lindquist, ASU deputy provost and vice president of academic affairs, and Sergio Antonio Silva Muñoz, Universidad de Guanajuato provost for academic affairs, sign a memorandum of understanding. Photo by Jerry Gonzalez/ASU.
Sonora delegation that included educators and staff from the state who took time from their participation in the 60th annual Arizona-Mexico Commission Summit to visit ASU. Photos by Charlie Leight/ASU.
Eight university leaders sign the joint statement of the Arizona-Sonora Inter-University Alliance. Left to right are Dr. Rita Cheng, president, NAU; Dr. Javier Vales, president, ITSON; Dr. Robert Robbins, president, UA; Dr. Michael Crow, president, ASU; Dr. Juan Poom, president, COLSON; Sarah Martinez, director of Academic Affairs, COLEF; Dr. Pablo Wong, president, CIAD. Dr. Rita Plancarte, vice president, UNISON, is not pictured. Photo: Alisa Reznick/ASU CLAS.
Alejandro Cristerna Guzman, president of Universidad Tecnológica de México (UNITEC)-Metropolitan Zone, discusses online education with Juliet Greenwood, EdPlus vice dean for educational initiatives, as Rafael Rangel-Sostmann, special advisor to the ASU President, left, and Dely Karolina Urbano Sanchez, president of UNITEC Virtual, right, listen in. Photo by Jerry Gonzalez/ASU.
Paola Garcia, Director of Mexico and LATAM Iniciativas at ASU met with Dr. Antonio Nieto, Chief Technology Innovation Officer with Peñoles-Industries Grupo BAL (January 28, 2020).
Visit to Mexico City. From left to right: Dr. Rafael Rangel-Sostmann, Special Advisor to the President, Office of University Affairs, Secretary of Education of Mexico, Esteban Moctezuma, Paola Garcia, Director of Mexico and LATAM Initiatives, and Ambassador Mario Chacon, Director General for North America, at Ministry of Foreign Affairs (January 28, 2020).
ASU President Michael M. Crow and Tecnológico de Monterrey President David Garza led a virtual conversation Dec. 8 titled
“Is Your University Designed to Create a Better Future?” (Photos courtesy of ASU, ITESM)
Images 2018 and Before
Governor Doug Ducey joined by Paola Garcia, Arizona State University director of Mexico and Latin America Initiatives and Andres Martinez, special advisor to president of ASU and director of Future Tense and Zocalo Public Square, at the 2017 AMC Summit (June 2, 2017).
10th SenSIP Summer Industry-University Meeting, with 41 attendees including 14 from industry, 9 REU students, 3 faculty from ITESM and the rest were ASU faculty and grad students (June 22, 2017).
Representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico visit the ASU Tempe Campus to define implementation details for the joint winning grant from the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund (June 18, 2015).
ASU's President Michael Crow addresses top administrators from the University of Guadalajara during the “Innovation Leadership Program (December 7, 2017).Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU
Andres Martinez, special advisor to president of ASU and director of Future Tense and Zocalo Public Square speaks at the 2017 AMC Summit.
A delegation from ASU traveled to Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and met with leadership from Tec de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara, including the director of this campus Dr. Mario Adrian Flores Castro. The ASU delegation was composed of: James O’Brien, senior vice president and chief of staff, Office of University Affairs; Dr. Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, executive vice president and chief research and innovation officer, Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development; Julia Rosen, managing director, Global Launch; Dr. Rafael Rangel-Sostmann, special advisor to president of ASU; and Andres Martinez, special advisor to president of ASU and director of Future Tense and Zocalo Public Square (October 17, 2016).
A delegation from ASU traveled to Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and met with leadership from Universidad de Guadalajara including the President of this university, Tonatiuh Bravo Padilla. The ASU delegation was composed of: James O’Brien, senior vice president and chief of staff, Office of University Affairs; Dr. Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, executive vice president and chief research and innovation officer, Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development; Julia Rosen, managing director, Global Launch; Dr. Rafael Rangel-Sostmann, special advisor to president of ASU; and Andres Martinez, special advisor to president of ASU and director of Future Tense and Zocalo Public Square (October 17, 2016).
Undersecretary for Planning and Energy Transition, Secretariat of Energy of Mexico Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez, addresses the 2016 Arizona Mexico Commission Summit at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, after visit to ASU (June 23, 2016).
Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez, Undersecretary for Planning and Energy Transition, Mexico Ministry of Energy, and ASU Provost Dr. Mark Searle sign a letter of intent formalizing the relationship between ASU and SENER (June 23, 2016).
ASU hosted a visiting team of faculty members from the Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE), a leading research and higher education institution in Baja California, Mexico (November 10, 2017).
David Gillum, Arizona State University gave a biosafety presentation during the 10th Annual International Biosecurity and Biocustody Symposium held June 5 -8 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (June 8, 2018).
ASU's President Michael Crow, traveled to Mexico City to give keynote remarks at the 3rd Annual International Education Innovation Conference, a gathering hosted by Monterrey Tech that convenes the academic scholars, administrators, policymakers and thought leaders interested in revolutionizing the future of higher education (December 14, 2016).
ASU's President Michael Crow hosted a meeting with Consul General of Mexico in Phoenix Claudia Franco Hijuelos (February 21, 2018).
The Decision Theater at Tec de Monterrey in Mexico City hosted the visit of energy leaders in Mexico for a demonstration of the ASU-Tec de Monterrey model to support energy decision-making in Mexico. Left to right: Dr. Lourdes Melgar Palacios, Undersecretary of Hydrocarbons, Ministry of Energy, Dr. Rafael Rangel, Special Advisor to the President, Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, Minister of Energy, Senator Jorge Luis Lavalle Maury, Member of the Energy Commission, Senator Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca, Member of the Energy Commission, Alfonso Pompa Padilla, President of the South Center Zone, and Dr. Hector Moreira, Director Energy Model for Mexico Initiative ASU and Commissioner National commission of Hydrocarbons (March 24,2015).
Andres Martinez, special advisor to president of ASU and director of Future Tense and Zocalo Public Square, Carlos Iván Moreno, vice provost for international affairs at Universidad de Guadalajara, and Dr. Rafael Rangel-Sostmann, special advisor to president of ASU, met at Universidad de Guadalajara (October 17, 2016).
Group of professors and students from Universidad de Sonora visit ASU to work on joint solar energy proposals. ASU leader is Dr. Steve Goodnick and UNISON leader is Dr. Rafael Cabanillas (March 1, 2018).
Paola Garcia (front right), Arizona State University director of Mexico and Latin America Initiatives, leads a group of students and faculty from the Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora (ITSON) as they prepare for a tour of the ASU Tempe Campus on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. In addition to touring the campus, the group attended presentations from ASU’s International Admission Services, Thunderbird School of Global Management and from the School of Earth and Space Exploration (November 14, 2016). Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU
Hector Moreira, director of the Energy Model for Mexico Initiative at ASU, and commissioner of the National Commission of Hydrocarbons, addresses the 2016 Arizona Mexico Commission Summit at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Dr. Moreira addressed the potential for Mexico's economic future based on it oil, gas and renewable energy capacity (June 23, 2016).
ASU hosts binational business, education, government and community leaders for the North America Economic Development Conference in Phoenix, Arizona (September 30, 2015).
Paola Garcia, Arizona State University director of Mexico and Latin America Initiatives, and Mayor of Phoenix, Greg Stanton at opening of City of Phoenix's office of economy development in Hermosillo, Sonora (March 28, 2017).
Hector Moreira represented ASU this week in a very important international event that Mexico’s Ministry of Energy co-hosted with the World Energy Council (WEC). The event gathered around 4,000 attendees, included a hundred Ministers of Energy of different countries and high-level leaders of state and private oil and gas companies (September 12, 2017).
Dr. Hector Moreira, adjunct faculty in Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability, presented before World Bank officials ASU´s Decision Theatre, strengthening the university´s ties with the international financial institution. The presentation took place last Wednesday in Mexico City, as part of ASU´s participation in the Dialogues for the Future of Energy 2017 (DEMEX), a three-day High-level forum in which participants discussed, analyzed and reflected on future trends and scenarios from the energy sector (September 12, 2017).
Dr. Rafael Rangel-Sostmann, special advisor to ASU President Michael Crow, visits with representatives of the Carlos Slim Foundation, including Executive Director, Dr. Roberto Tapia (May 30, 2016).
ASU welcomed a delegation from Tecnológico de Monterrey, West Zone, which includes six campuses in the Pacific, from Hermosillo to Guadalajara. The delegation included Ing. Jorge Mazón and José Gerardo Bours Castelo, board chairs of campuses Sonora Norte and Obregón, respectively. The group also included Dr. Mario Flores, vice president for the West Zone, Dr. Ricardo Swain, regional dean of engineering for the West Zone, and Dr. Claudia Félix, director of the Sonora Norte campus, in Hermosillo (December 4, 2017). Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU
ASU hosts a delegation from Tecnológico de Monterrey, Guadalajara Campus, including a visit to Changemaker Central in the Tempe Campus (April 11, 2016).
A student delegation from Tecnológico de Monterrey, Sonora Norte Campus in Hermosillo, visit to learn about graduate degrees offered by ASU (April 17, 2015).
ASU hosted delegation from TecMilenio, they met with ASU leadership including Jim O'Brien, senior vice president and chief of staff (November 13, 2018).
ASU leadership visit to University of Guadalajara. From left to right: Dr. Rafael Rangel-Sostmann, special advisor to the President, Office of University Affairs, ASU; James O’Brien, senior vice president and chief of staff, Office of University Affairs, ASU ; Dr. Luis F. Aguilar Villanueva, director of the Research Institute of Public Policy and Government; Dr. Carlos Ivan Moreno, vice provost for International Affairs, UdeG; Dr. Michael Crow, president, ASU; Itzcóatl Tonatiuh Bravo–Padilla, president, UdeG; Dr. Héctor Raúl Solís–Gadea, chancellor, the University Center for Social Sciences and Humanities (CUCSH); Andres Martinez, special advisor to the president, ASU; director, Future Tense and Zócalo Public Square; Paola Garcia, director, Mexico and LATAM Initiatives, Office of University Affairs, ASU; Dr. Juan Ángel Demerutis Arenas, coordinator of the Masters program in Urbanism and Territory (March 6, 2017).
Top administrators from the University of Guadalajara and ASU met this month to exchange ideas on how these large, innovative universities can rapidly and most effectively implement big changes. Photo by Laura Segall Photography (December 6, 2017)