Eighth Annual Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border Conference
The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and the Border Trade Alliance hosted the Eighth Annual Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border Conference on June 22 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm ET. It was a hybrid event, with both virtual and in-person participants.
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This year's conference covered issues including supply chain disruptions and viable solutions, lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, water usage and conservation, and the regional economy's resiliency.
This daylong conference featured panel discussions with U.S. and Mexican lawmakers, diplomats, and private sector representatives to spark a vibrant and productive dialogue that focused on improving border management to strengthen the U.S.-Mexico border region's competitiveness.
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Andrew I. Rudman
Earl Anthony Wayne
Former Career Ambassador to Afghanistan, Argentina, and Mexico; Distinguished Diplomat in Residence, School of International Service, American University
Senator Ben Ray Luján
Senator Kyrsten Sinema
Adriana Reséndez Maldonado
J. Eugenio Barrios O.
Susana Barroso Salcedo
Representative Veronica Escobar
María Eugenia Campos Galván
Katherine Duffy Dueholm
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
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