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Mariana Rangel Padilla - Faculty


Mariana Rangel Padilla

National International Relations Program Director

Campus Monterrey, School of Social Sciences and Government, Tecnológico de Monterrey.


International relations
International political economy



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PhD in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Southern California, United States with a specialty in Comparative Politics and International Political Economy. Master in International Affairs from Carleton University, Canada and Bachelor of International Relations from Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey Campus. She is currently a Professor-Researcher at the School of Social Sciences and Government of the Tecnológico de Monterrey and Director of the Doctorate in Social Sciences.

She has been a lecturer and panelist in various national and international forums. She was a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley in 2008 and 2009. Fulbright-García Robles Scholar (2012-2015), Conacyt Scholar (2012-2016) and Dean's Scholar of the Graduate School at the University of Southern California. She received the Norman Paterson Fellow from Carleton University and the Honorable Mention of Excellence from Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Her research studies the relations between entrepreneurs and the government in Latin America, industrial policy and technical education in the high technology sectors; as well as the effect of foreign direct and portfolio investment flows in developing countries.

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Education and Training

  • PhD in Political Science and International Relations, University of Southern California
  • Master in International Affairs, Carleton University
  • Bachelor of International Relations, Tecnológico de Monterrey
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  • The Politics of Skills Formation in Latin America: The Role of Business and Coordinating Institutions in Technical Education. 2019.