POSTPONED: Has Mexico Turned a Corner?

Due to inclement weather, this event has been postponed.  We hope to reschedule so please check our website for a new date.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Brutal drug cartels, swine flu and a crippling global recession all conspired to make the last two years an especially challenging period for America's neighbor to the south. Mexico still faces a series of unenviable problems, but there are also reasons for optimism. Entering the second half of its six-year term, the Calderon administration has scored some wins in its conflict with drug traffickers, the economy is showing signs of life and a long-gridlocked political establishment is at least starting to talk about the possibility of needed reforms. At this crucial juncture, please join us in taking stock of where Mexico has been and where it's headed.

Agenda

8:45 AM- Registration and Refreshments

9:15 AM- Opening Remarks

Hon. Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan
Republic of Mexico

10:00 AM- Panel II: The Economy and Political Reform

Moderator
Tim Golden
Senior Fellow, Bernard L. Schwartz Fellows Program
Former Mexico City Bureau Chief, New York Times

Panelists
Barbara Kotschwar
Research Associate at the Peterson Institute for International Economics

Roberta Jacobson
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Canada, Mexico and NAFTA
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the Department of State

Luis Rubio
Director General of the Center for Research and Development (CIDAC)
Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

Andrew Selee
Director, Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute

11:15 AM- Coffee Break

11:30 AM- Panel II: Security and the War on Drugs

Moderator
Andrés Martinez
Director, Bernard L. Schwartz Fellows Program
New America Foundation

Panelists
John Bailey
Professor, Georgetown University
Director, School of Foreign Service’s Mexico Project

Alan Bersin
Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Special Representative for Border Affairs
Department of Homeland Security

Tim Golden
Senior Fellow, Bernard L. Schwartz Fellows Program
Former Mexico City Bureau Chief, New York Times

Alberto Islas

Founding Partner, Risk Evaluation in Mexico City
 

Event Time and Location

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 9:00am - 12:45pm
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

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