Tulane Unviersity and a Mexico City college will sign a memorandum of understanding on Friday in New Orleans that will lead to joint academic activities and exchanges of faculty, students and other school personnel. The signing of the pact with El Colegio de Mexico will occur Friday at 5 p.m. as part of a two-day conference sponsored by both schools.
"Mexico at a Crossroads: Learning From History, Facing the Future" will be held on the second floor of Tulane's Lavin-Bernick Center on Thursday from 8:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
While the conference sessions are free and open to the public, admission to the luncheon keynote address is $10 for students and $20 for everyone else. The speaker will be Ambassador Julian Ventura, under secretary for North American affairs in Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.