September 24, 2009 // 1:30pm — 3:30pm
Cosponsored with the Border Legislative Conference and Council of State Governments-West. Jill Hochman, Director, Interstate and Border Planning, Department of Transportation; Ralph Scalise, Acting Director, Land Ports of Entry Division, General Services Administration; David Pagan, Advisor to the Commissioner, Customs and Border Protection; Enrique Escorza, Minister, Political Affairs Section, Embassy of Mexico; David Olsen, International Trade Specialist, Department of Commerce; Rachel Poynter, Foreign Affairs Officer, Office of Mexican Affairs, Department of State; Eliot Shapleigh, State Senator, State of Texas
September 17, 2009 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Edgar Mohar, former Secretary of Citizen Security, Querétaro State Government, Mexico; Juan Salgado, Associate Professor, Center for Economic Research and Education (CIDE), Mexico City; Daniel Sabet, Visiting Professor, Georgetown University; Maureen Meyer, Associate for Mexico and Central America, WOLA
August 07, 2009 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Sigrid Arzt, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Former National Security Adviser to President Felipe Calderón; María Marván Laborde, Commissioner and Former President, Federal Institute of Access to Public Information (IFAI); Andrew Selee, Director, Mexico Institute
July 10, 2009 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
José Antonio Crespo, Professor and Researcher, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica (CIDE), Mexico City; Jeffrey Weldon, Professor, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico City
July 07, 2009 // 2:00pm — 5:00pm
The story of the oil industry in Latin America in recent years has been one of both highs and lows. A panel of four experts was convened to evaluate the current climate for significant reform in the region.
June 26, 2009 // 8:30am — 4:30pm
Xóchitl Bada, Assistant Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies Program, University of Illinois, Chicago; Jonathan Fox, Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies Department, University of California, Santa Cruz; Óscar Chacón, Executive Director, National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities; Marcelo Gaete, Vice-President of Public and Governmental Affairs, Entravision; Former Senior Director of Programs, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials' Educational Fund; Esther Olavarría, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Department of Homeland Security; Marc R. Rosenblum, Senior Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute; Claudio Sánchez, Correspondent, National Public Radio; Alice Bennett, Associate Organizer, Helping Empower Local People (CHARLOTTE);Teresa Castellanos, Interim Director, Office of Human Relations, County of Santa Clara (California) (SAN JOSE); Ricardo Gambetta, Manager of Inclusive Communities Program, National League of Cities; Former Executive Director, Mayor's Commission on Latino Affairs, City of Indianapolis; Luvia Quiñones, Associate Director, New Americans Initiative, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) (CHICAGO); Michael Klein, MEChA student representative, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (LAS VEGAS); Myrna Martínez, Director, Pan Valley Institute, American Friends Service Committee (FRESNO); Gaspar Rivera-Salgado, Project Director, Center for Labor Research and Education, University of California, Los Angeles (LOS ANGELES); Florencio I. Zaragoza, President, Fundación México (TUCSON); Lourdes Gouveia, Director, Office of Latino/Latin American Studies, University of Nebraska-Omaha (OMAHA); David Ayón, Senior Research Associate, Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University; Israel Fuentes, President, El Comité de Unidad Guatemalteco/Guatemalan Unity Committee (LAS VEGAS); Juan José González, New Americans Democracy Project, ICIRR (CHICAGO); Angelica Salas, Executive Director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (LOS ANGELES); Robert Donnelly, Program Associate, Mexico Institute
Renewing the Partnership between the United States and Mexico: Shared Responsibility and Shared Strategies
June 08, 2009 // 3:00pm — 6:00pm
Arturo Sarukhan, Ambassador of Mexico; José Antonio Fernández, Chair and CEO, FEMSA; Roger Wallace, Vice President, Pioneer Natural Resources; Maria Echaveste, President, Nueva Vista and former Deputy Chief of Staff to President Clinton; Carlos Heredia, Researcher, CIDE and former Congressman; Jim Kolbe, Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates and former Congressman; Jim Jones, President, Manatt Jones and former Ambassador to Mexico; Andrés Rozental, President, Rozental y Asociados & former Deputy Foreign Minister; Javier Treviño, Vice President, Cemex and former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury; Philip Bennett, Senior Advisor, Washington Post Group and former Managing Editor, Washington Post; Roderic Ai Camp, McKenna Professor of the Pacific Rim, Claremont McKenna College; Luís de la Calle, Founding Partner of De la Calle, Madrazo, Mancera, S.C. (CMM); Rossana Fuentes-Berain, Vice President, Grupo Editorial Expansión; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Diana Negroponte, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Peter Smith, Simon Bolívar Professor of Latin American Studies, UCSD; Raúl Rodríguez Barocio, Chair, North American Center for Transborder Studies, Arizona State University and former Director, NADBank
June 03, 2009 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Public policies governing natural-resource extraction in Latin America are often seen as illegitimate by communities. Panelists explore methods of resolving environmental disputes.
May 26, 2009 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Beatriz Paredes, President of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI).
May 14, 2009 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Canada, Mexico, and Brazil Institutes hosted a conference about the changing North American oil supply map in light of Mexico's projected decline in oil production. Speakers also examined the prospects of Brazil emerging as a major supplier of oil to North America.