Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center on Feb. 19, 2016 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Olivier Douliery/Tribune News Service)

Speaker to address Trump’s impact on U.S. relations with Mexico

Dr. Carlos Bravo Regidor, director of the journalism program at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) in Mexico, is coming to Fresno State on Thursday to speak on the impact President Donald Trump has had on relations between the U.S. and Mexico.

“Mexico and the United States before and after Trump” will take place in Room 118 of the North Gym on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

“In light of the current negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (involving Canada, Mexico and the U.S.) and the debate over immigration, particularly as it affects the livelihood of citizens in the U.S. and Mexico, this event will provide a much-needed overview of the historical relations between Mexico and the U.S. with a focus on current affairs,” said Dr. Maria-Aparecida Lopes, history professor and event organizer, in a news release.

Regidor currently is working on a book tentatively titled, “La revancha del pasado. Ensayo histórico sobre el Trumpismo,” or “The Revenge of the Past. A Historical Essay on Trumpism” in English.

The book is being co-authored by Sergio Silva-Castañeda and is set to be released later this year.

The event is part of the Latin American Film Festival and Speaker Series put together by the Chicano and Latin American studies department.