Center for U.S. and Mexican Law Advisory Board Member Robert A. Pastor dies at age 66


Robert Pastor
Robert A. Pastor, American University photo.

Jan. 14, 2014 - The Center for U.S. and Mexican Law would like to remember our colleague and friend, Dr. Robert A. Pastor.  Dr. Pastor died on January 8 at age 66, four years after being diagnosed with colon cancer. Dr. Pastor was the founding director of the Center of North American Studies at American University, and a leading advocate of US – Mexico cooperation.  An inaugural member of our Center’s Advisory Board, Dr. Pastor was a passionate spokesman for increasing North American integration.  He gave an outstanding Mexico Briefing entitled "US – Mexico Relations After the Elections: New Administrations, New Policies?" in Houston last year on the prospects for increased integration after the 2012 elections.  Dr. Pastor was also a keynote speaker at the Workshop, “Managing North American Security,” sponsored by our North American Consortium on Legal Education (NACLE) in Washington in 2011. 

“Bob Pastor’s life will always be an inspiration to me.  His life’s work – to improve North American relations – is far from finished, and we will keep working to help make his dreams become reality” said Professor Stephen Zamora, Director of the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law.

Dr. Pastor is survived by his siblings, his wife Margy and children Kip and Tiffin.