Mexico 2012 Public Opinion and Election Conference: The 2012 Public Opinion Panel Project

January 24–26, 2013

This conference is closed to the public.

This small conference examines the circumstances of public opinion in Mexico during and immediately after the presidential election campaign in 2012. Its objective is to understand the reasons for the voting preferences of Mexican citizens. The topics include the resurgence of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), the evolution of public consideration of issues, the impact of the campaign on public attitudes, the salience of crime and violence, the significance of clientelist practices on voting behavior, the role of new and old media, the strategies of parties and candidates, and the role of electoral institutions.


Jorge I. Domínguez
Chairman, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Senior Adviser; Faculty Associate. Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Department of Government; Vice Provost for International Affairs, Harvard University.

See also: Conferences, 2013