Born in Mexico City on 1953, Jorge Castañeda was the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs on the search of becoming an independent presidential candidate.
He has been teaching in UNAM (Universidad Autonoma Nacional de México) for over 25 years now, and he is currently a professor in the New York University.
Castañeda is a columnist for the newspaper “Reforma” (México) and “El País”(España), as well as the magazine “Newsweek”; he is a member of the government board of Human Rights Watch, American Academy of Arts and Science and American Philosophical Society.
Author of over a dozen books, most of them published in Latin America, United States and Europe, and translated in several languages. Among the most popular “Límites en la amistad: México y Estados Unidos” (1988), “La utopía desarmada” (1993), “La vida en rojo: Una biografía del Che Guevara” (1997), “La herencia: Arqueología de la sucesión presidencial en México” (1999), “Somos muchos: Ideas para el porvenir” (2004), y en 2007-2008, “La diferencia: Radiografía de un sexenio”, and “Ex – Mex: From Migrants to Immigrants”.
He currently works in New York City and Mexico City.