Wilson Center Names Andrew Rudman As Mexico Institute Director
Contact: Ryan McKenna
Phone: (202) 691-4217
January 21, 2021
WASHINGTON– The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is pleased to announce Andrew I. Rudman's appointment as the new Director of the Center's Mexico Institute. Mr. Rudman comes to the Mexico Institute from his position as Managing Director at Monarch Global Strategies LLC, where he counseled a global portfolio of clients on regulatory and public policy challenges related to market entry and market access in the Americas with a primary focus on Mexico.
“Andrew is a great addition to the Wilson Center and he brings the right background and experience to continue the growth of the Mexico Institute. North American issues will be front and center with a new Administration and Congress. Under Andrew’s leadership, the Wilson Center will be poised to assist policymakers,” stated Bruce Blakeman, Chief Operating Officer for the Wilson Center.
Rudman previously served in the public sector as Director of the Office of NAFTA and Inter-American Affairs in the Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration, where he coordinated the U.S.-Mexico Partnership for Prosperity Initiative and provided guidance to U.S. firms seeking access to the Mexican and Canadian markets.
"My relationship with Mexico began with a college semester in Cuernavaca, and my relationship with the Wilson Center followed soon after. Since then, the relevance of Mexico, the U.S. - Mexico relationship, and the Wilson Center and the Mexico Institute have grown immeasurably," Rudman said. "I am deeply honored and excited by the opportunity to lead the Mexico Institute, its outstanding staff, Global Fellows and researchers into its third decade as the preeminent think tank for Mexico and U.S. - Mexico relations in the United States."
Rudman began his government career as a foreign service officer in the U.S. Department of State. He served overseas in Ecuador and Uruguay and completed domestic assignments on the Brazil desk and in the Bureaus of International Organization Affairs and Intelligence and Research.
Rudman holds a Master's degree in Latin America Studies from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Spanish from Colby College.
Notes to editors:
- 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.
- The Mexico Instituteseeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez Kuenzler and Earl A. Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.
The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute. Read more