Contact: Miguel Salazar
May 12, 2014
Mexico City, Mexico – The Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars received the Thought Leadership Award from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Mexico at its 12th annual congress in Mexico City, in recognition of research on Mexico’s energy reform debate. 
“It is a great honor to accept this award for our work on energy reform, and I am thrilled that the institute has been recognized as a Thought Leader” said Mexico Institute Director, Duncan Wood. 
In presenting the Award, Canadian Chamber of Commerce President, David Robillard, noted “The Mexico Institute has been a key voice in the debate over energy reform. In 2012 the Institute brought together analysts, industry leaders and policy makers to discuss the guiding principles for a successful reform process, and published a document “A New Beginning for Mexican Oil” which set the tone for the current debate. The document helped to frame the discussion over energy reform and was mentioned in the energy reform legislation that was approved by the Congress in December last year”.
Wood added “Our goal at the Mexico Institute is to provide pertinent, unbiased information to decision makers and industry leaders when they need it most. In the process, we help foster a stronger U.S.-Mexico bilateral relationship.”
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the national, living memorial honoring President Woodrow Wilson. The Wilson Center provides a strictly nonpartisan space for the worlds of policymaking and scholarship to interact. By conducting relevant and timely research and promoting dialogue from all perspectives, it works to address the critical current and emerging challenges confronting the United States and the world. Created by an Act of Congress in 1968, The Wilson Center is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and supported by both public and private funds.