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IUPUI Office of International Affairs
902 W. New York St.,
ES 2126
Indianapolis, IN 46202 USA
Phone: (317) 274-7000
Fax: (317) 278-2213

Front Desk Hours
Monday - Friday,
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Partnership Mexico

This exciting series of performances, lectures, films, and social gatherings continued an IUPUI tradition. 2010-2011 programming focused on our many relationships with the country of Mexico.

The partnership between IUPUI and Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo (UAEH) anchored much of this activity, but our year-long journey will take us to every part of the country.


2010-2011 Events

Democracy, Violence, & Accountability, in Mexico Today

Monday, April 18, 2011
7:00 p.m.
IUPUI University Library, Lilly Auditorium
755 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

Join us for a talk by prominent political and legal scholar, John Ackerman. He will speak at both the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses. Ackerman is coming to Indiana from one of Mexico's leading universities, UNAM.

Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH came to campus as part of the Diversity Week presenters.

Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH came to campus as part of the Diversity Week presenters.

Diversity Week Speaker Series

Dr. Fuentes-Afflick spoke to an audience of approximately 200 Wishard, IUPUI, and community affiliates on Wednesday, January 19, 2011. The topic discussed was "Diversity in Pediatrics: Pride or Panic?"

Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH is Professor of Pediatrics, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, Center for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment

"Invisible Frontiers" Art Exhibition

November 29 - December 2, 2010

The "Invisible Frontiers" was installed in the gerbil tube between Mexico (Cavanaugh Hall) and the United States (Campus Center). Graduate Herron School of Art and Design student, Rogelio Gutierrez, designed the 40 "road signs" to represent an invisible frontier shared by the two countries. The signs were provocative and challenging by design to highlight issues of concern regarding immigration.

"Invisible Frontiers"

Artists Rogelio Gutierrez and Lizeth Quinones explain their vision for "Invisible Frontiers"

Immigration Symposium

December 2, 2010
IUPUI Campus Center Atrium


Ian McIntosh, IUPUI Director of International Partnerships (Emcee); Artists Rogelio Gutierrez and Lizeth Quinones; Carlos May, Director of Latino Affairs, Office of the Mayor-Indianapolis; Maria Lopez, Law Professor, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis

Human Rights Day

Ian McIntosh, IUPUI Director of International Partnerships

Invisible Frontiers was also the key installation at the International Human Rights Day observance on Friday, December 3. The artwork is a co-production of Rogelio and Lizeth. The hope was that viewers, "Walk in the footsteps of the undocumented – feel how they feel for just those few seconds inside the 'invisible frontier'".


Artist Rogelio Gutierrez, Democracy Plaza at IUPUI, Office of International Affairs Partnership Mexico at IUPUI, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


October 30, November 4 - 6, 2010

In commemoration of Mexico's bicentennial of independence and the centennial of the Mexican revolution, the Indiana State Museum and the Mexican Consul of Indianapolis showed some of the finest films from the golden age of the Mexican cinema as well as the stories that surround one of Mexico's most treasured folk heroes.

  • Santo Y Blue Demon Vs. Los Monstruos (Santo and the Blue Demon Vs. The Monsters) (1969)
  • Santo Contra Las Lobas (Santo and the Wolves) (1972)
  • La Perla (The Pearl) (1945)

Bi-National Health Week

Thursday, October 7, 2010


IUPUI, IU Binational Cross Cultural Health Enhancement Center, Wishard Health Services - Multicultural Affairs, and the Mexican Consultate.

Congress Carson thanks Mexican Consulate, Wishard, and IUPUI

Letter from André Carson,
United States Congress



The Calnali Microfinance Project provides small loans and other support — training, education on basic financial management — to citizens in Calnali, State of Hidalgo, Mexico so that they can become self-sufficient, provide for their families, offer needed products in their communities and share their traditional crafts throughout Mexico and the world.

Service Learning

Learn more about international service learning at IUPUI here. Check out programs, including programs in Mexico.

Diversity Scholars Display

Partnership Mexico Display in University Library

Check out the Partnership Mexico Display in University Library (ground level, across from the Center for Teaching and Learning).

Partnership Mexico 2010-2011 continues an IUPUI tradition



  • Office of Student Involvement serves to enhance student involvement through programs, student organizations, leadership opportunities, and experiences for students that allow for the practical application of what is learned in the classroom.
  • Multicultural Center seeks to support the entire student population promoting the value of diversity, broadening multicultural awareness and sensitivity and advancing and supporting cultural competence and civic responsibility among all members of the IUPUI community.
  • Binational Cross Cultural Health Enhancement Center (BiCCHEC) As communities become more and more diverse, obstacles to health and wellbeing created by language and cultural differences emerge. Finding ways to improve the availability of health services and eliminate health disparities for an increasingly diverse and mobile community is a commitment of BiCCHEC.
  • Student Life & Global Engagement takes a very student-centered approach to designing and supporting initiatives that connect students and the campus to the world and to the local community.
  • Amigos en Servicio (AeS) is an IUPUI student organization dedicated to service to the Latino community (in Indianapolis and abroad(, opportunities to gather socially and learn/practice the Spanish language, 3.) to provide educational opportunities for members to learn more about Latino cultures and issues, and, 4.) to fundraise for agencies serving Latinos in Indianapolis and abroad.

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In Mexico: