Cooperatively organized by Georgetown University, Monterrey Tec, and the Wilson Center, this program brings professors and doctoral students from Monterrey Tec's Graduate School of Administration (EGAP) to Washington, DC for a month each year. During their stay in Washington, the scholars conduct research at Georgetown University and participate in Wilson Center activities.The program is named in honor of the memory of Eugenio Garza Laguera, longtime Chairman of the Board of Monterrey Tec and Chairman and CEO of FEMSA, who received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Social Responsibility in 2008.

The four scholars and their research projects are:

Dr. René Cabral Torres
Associate Professor, EGAP
While in D.C. Dr. Torres will be examining subnatioinal public debt in Mexico.

Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez-Oreggia
Director, Doctorate in Public Policy EGAP, EdoMex
Dr. Rodriguez-Oreggia will be conducting research on poverty amongst the working class in Mexico.

Ph.D. Candidate Soledad García Ayala
Soledad will be examining the determining factors for poverty and income inequality at the national level.

Ph.D. Candidate Franco Jair Gonzalez Quiroga
Franco will be researching the linkages between private sector innovation and economic growth in Mexico.