Wilson Center Experts
Carlos de la Parra
Carlos de la Parra is a professor and researcher at the Colegio de la Frontera Norte in the department of Urban Studies and Environment, where he has worked since 1986. Dr. de la Parra played a role in the negotiation of the recent bilateral agreement on the management of the Colorado River, serving as advisor to the International Boundary and Water Commission. He was the Federal Delegate to Baja California for the Mexican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources from 2002 to 2004, and served as environmental minister at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, DC from 2004 to 2006. He earned a PhD in environmental planning from the University of Michigan and has published extensively on issues of sustainability and development in the Mexico-U.S. border region.