October 17, 2018

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Ricardo Anaya will teach a course on contemporary Mexican politics in spring 2019.
Ricardo Anaya will teach a course on contemporary Mexican politics in spring 2019.
Ricardo Anaya, who rose to the heights of Mexican politics before he turned 40, will join Columbia SIPA as a visiting professor for the spring 2019 semester to teach a course on contemporary Mexican politics.
 

As the 2018 presidential candidate of Mexico’s National Action Party (PAN) as well as the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) and Citizens’ Movement (MC), Anaya won 22 percent of the vote, finishing second to Andrés Manuel López Obrador in a field of four.

A lawyer by training, Anaya held positions from 2000 through 2015 at the state and federal levels, including one term in the lower house of the national legislature. After becoming PAN president in 2015, he led the party’s candidates to victory in several regional elections.

Anaya holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the Autonomous University of Querétaro (UAQ), a master’s degree in tax law from University of the Valley of Mexico, and a PhD in political science and social studies from UNAM, the National Autonomous University of Mexico.