Project Description

Alejandro Poiré
Dean of the School of Government and Public ITESM Transformation

Alejandro Poiré has dedicated his career to the study and construction of democracy in Mexico. He earned a BA in Political Science from the ITAM (Technologic Autonomous Institute of Mexico) and completed his graduate studies at Harvard University, where he obtained a doctoral degree (PhD) in Political Science. Later he joined the ITAM’s faculty, where he led the Academic Department of Political Science.

In the public service, in the year 2003 he was appointed Executive Director of Prerogatives and Parties in the mexican Federal Electoral Institute.

In 2005 he was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Chair for Latin American professors from Harvard University, and joined this university’s faculty as visiting professor at the School of Government.

In 2007 he joined the administration of the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, where he served, among other positions, as Undersecretary of Population, Migration and Religious Affairs, as Technical Secretariat of the National Security Council, as Speaker of the National Security Strategy, and as Secretary of the Interior.

In academia, Poiré has published several articles, chapters and essays on democracy, political parties, public opinion, security and democracy; and has lectured at more than twenty universities in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. He has also completed academic residencies at Stanford University and the MIT.

He is the founder of the social enterprise Mexico Crece, dedicated to finding innovative solutions to increase opportunities and enhance the academic performance of young students.  Since August 2013, Poiré serves as Dean of the School of Government and Public Transformation, at the ITESM (Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education).