Dr. James Horn


Dr. James J. Horn is Associate Professor of History Emeritus, State University of New York College at Brockport, where he taught history and coordinated the Mexico Program for thirty years until his retirement in 1998. During college vacations and after leaving academia, he coordinated 80  Road Scholar (Elderhostel) programs in Cuernavaca and he designed and escorted 66 private tours to many destinations in eight countries. In addition to newspaper features, book reviews, and lectures, Dr. Horn has written numerous scholarly articles on U.S. – Mexican relations and the politics of health care in Latin America. He has lectured frequently on his specialties, Latin America in the 20th Century, U.S.-Latin American Relations, and the History of Mexico. He is the author of Cuernavaca, A Guide for Students & Tourists (open  that heading on the dashboard of this site). In 2012 he retired as President of Educational Travel Service, Inc. but he plans to maintain an active interest in his specialties.  He resides in Cuernavaca where he has been honored for his academic and travel-related efforts:

Reconocimiento,  Huésped Distinguido,  Presidente Municipal y Ayuntamiento de Cuernavaca, Mor. July 2003.  Reconocimiento, “Ciudadano del Mundo,” Universidad Internacional, Cuernavaca, Mor. Mexico, May 8, 2008, Reconocimiento & Homenaje,  “Distinguido Miembro de la Universidad,” Universidad Internacional, Cuernavaca, Mor. Mexico,  April 14, 2011.

Contact: jhornmex@gmail.com

25 thoughts on “Dr. James Horn

  1. Lake Chapala and San Miguel expatriates have very active, current blogs.
    I am pleased to have Cuernavaca “toot its horn” as well. Good luck Dr. Horn!

  2. I’ve been thinking about you Jim, wondering what your next steps would be and now I know! Best wishes with your new endeavor! I look forward to your posts.

  3. Querido Jim: para mi familia y para mi, es un honor contar con amigos como tú. Basta decir que nuestra relación de amistad es de 30 años ¡Toda una vida! Como siempre, lo mejor para ti.
    Felicidades por tu página, me gustó mucho.
    Maru

  4. I always enjoyed tour lectures on Cuernavaca and recently on the Yucatan. I look forward to seeing where life’s journey takes you. Thanks for good memories. Ralph Cram

  5. Hi Jim, Bob and I will be following your new endeavor. Will you ever get to FL to visit or NH for that matter. Fondly Judy McLean

  6. Hi Jim – Great to hear from you again. Marilyn & I thoroughly enjoyed all past trips with you, and look forward to following your future endeavors. Steve & Marilyn Seeman

  7. Dear Jim, Travelling with you and listening to your lectures was wonderful. Bob and I miss it. We will definitely be following your blog. How exciting. Abrazos, Elga

  8. Hi, Jim! Merry Christmas! My memories of all the trips I have taken with you are among my best. I turn 80 in a few days & am recovering from knee replacement surgery. My only travel plans are to go to Oklahoma to spend Christmas with my whole little family including my great-grand triplets who are 5 and a half. My best wishes to you & thanks for great travels. Mary Groesbeck

  9. Jim,
    One of my biggest regrets is not finding time to go on one of your celebrated tours.
    Pat Baker

  10. I’m so sorry there won’t be a Cuernavaca Elderhostel any more. Loved your insights and information about Mexico since I live 10 miles from it myself. Would love to hear your ideas on visiting now? Do you feel safe in Cuernavaca? What a shame that the great interchange between Mexico and the US has dried up! Any thoughts? Nancy Bashant

  11. Jim, delighted to see your blog and looking forward to reading more.
    Still savoring our Yucatan trip, 2012.
    Phoebe

  12. Querido Jim, muchas felicidades por tu nueva página. La compartíré con mucho gusto.
    Un abrazo, Dalel Cortés.
    Subsecretaria de Turismo de Morelos

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  15. I never heard of you before reading the Cuernads today. Living in Tepoztlan, Morelos, I will read you blog with interest. Would like to meet you sometime. Thanks for continuing what seems to be fine work.

  16. Thanks for commenting. Surprised you missed the 100 previous times I have posted on Cuerna ads.
    Perhaps you aren’t in Newcomers since I have written often for the newsletter and spoke to the group
    on US – Mexican diplomacy last April. That talk is on the blog. Regards Jim

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