Doctor of Laws, University Chihuahua, 1967. Master of Arts in Political Science, University Texas, El Paso, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science, National University, Mexico City, 1987.
Teacher, U. Chihuahua, Mexico, 1963-1967; director, School Policy Sciences, U. Chihuahua, Juarez, Mexico, 1969-1973; associate director, teacher, Center for Interamerican Studies, University Texas, El Paso, 1973-1977; director, National University Mexico, San Antonio, 1978-1981; professor, National University Mexico, Mexico City, since 1981; graduate dean School Policy Sciences, National University Mexico, Mexico City, 1984-1992; professor international politics, National University Mexico, Mexico City, since 1992; national researcher, Mexican Council Science and Technology, since 1985. Consultant Matias Romero Institute for Diplomatic Studies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico City, since 1992.
Member Mexican Association Philosophy, Mexican Association International Studies (national reschr. since 1985), Mexican Academy of Sciences.
Married Martha Elsa Garcia, August 17, 1965. Children: Marcela, Eleonora, Jose Federico (deceased), Juan Jacobo.