Jesús Silva-Herzog Márquez
Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Mexico
Department: School of Government and Public Transformation
Academic Year: 2019-2020
Term/Semester: Fall 2019
Jesús Silva-Herzog Márquez, Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), is an active voice in national discussions and debates in Mexico concerning democracy, political culture, justice, and the humanities, especially literature. His career combines academic teaching with a broad range of media activities: a weekly column in Mexico’s top newspaper, Reforma, a monthly column in NEXOS magazine, TV talk shows on politics and ideas in national broadcast networks, regular appearances in TV news programs, and a strong presence on social media. He is the author of five books on politics, democracy, and political culture, one of which (The Idiocy of Perfection) was translated into English. The essay is, however, his preferred medium: he has published dozens of them on intellectual history, political ideas and institutions, literature and culture. His series of public lectures and his knowledge of how to utilize media (including social media and television) will increase the impact of his residency outside the University.