Seminars and lectureships


  • Jean Bourgeois-Pichat Chair in Demography

    The Jean Bourgeois-Pichat Chair on Demography was created in October 2004 under the auspices of the French Embassy and with the support of El Colegio de México, the Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED) and the Institut de la Recherche pour le Dévéloppement (IRD). It is named after a famous French demographer who participated in the founding of the INED in 1945, an institution that he directed between 1962 and 1971 after having served for ten years as Director of the United Nations Population Division (1953-1962). The purpose of this Chair is to recognize the extensive work of this demographer and, more broadly, the contributions of French schools of demography. The Chai promotes lectures which emphasize the importance of rigorous management of demographic methodologies to answer essential questions of the future of society with attention to implications for public policy.
  • Permanent Seminar of Dialogues and Reflections on Population, Urban problems and the Environment

    The Permanent Seminar of Dialogues and Reflections on Population, Urban problems and the Environment reviews recent research and provides a forum for debates on the main environmental problems in Mexico that should be the object of attention by society and government authorities. In each session the panelists briefly outline the most salient aspects of the problems under review and raise important questions that can guide the general discussion.
  • Permanent Seminar on International Migration

    El Colegio de la Frontera Norte –leading research seminar on the northern border of Mexico established the Permanent Seminar on International Migration (Sepmig) in November 1998, with the collaboration of El Colegio de México and the Mexican Society of Demography, with subsequent collaboration from 2004 onwards of the Organization Without Borders. The aim of the seminar is to provide an international forum for discussion and dissemination of research on international migration. From 1998 to December 2014, 134 sessions were held with a total of 267 speakers attended by 3445 attendees at the headquarters of El Colegio de la Frontera Norte and, in the last eight years, 2833 attendees have attended via videoconference and another 2799 by Internet. At present, the Sepmig has become a fundamental reference for academics and other specialists interested in the field of international migrations. The Sepmig has been defined as a space for the presentation of the advances of research on international migrations in the world. A great number of lecturers have been invited from Mexico, the United States, Europe (Spain, Belgium, France, United Kingdom) and many Latin American institutions (Argentina, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Ecuador, Honduras, Costa Rica and Peru) have participated.