Please join the Center for Dialogue and Analysis of North America (CEDAN) and the Mexico Institute for an event in memory of:

Ambassador Carlos Rico

Ambassador Carlos Rico, who served as Mexican Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs for North America from 2006 to 2009, passed away on January 4th, 2010 after a long battle with cancer.

He was both a great diplomat and an outstanding scholar of U.S.-Mexico relations. During his long career in public service, he served as Mexico's Ambassador to Israel, Consul in Boston, and Minister for Political Affairs at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, as well as Undersecretary. As a scholar, he helped start and directed the first center for the study of the United States at CIDE and was a professor of international studies at El Colegio de Mexico. In the United States, he was a visiting scholar at both the Woodrow Wilson Center and the UCSD Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies, a Levy Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a close collaborator of the Inter-American Dialogue during its founding years. He published and spoke extensively on issues of U.S.-Mexico relations and contributed enormously to understanding between our two countries.

We will miss Carlos Rico but know that his legacy of building dialogue between our countries will live on. Please help us celebrate this legacy by joining us for this memorial.


Arturo Sarukhan, Ambassador of Mexico in the United States
Roberta Jacobson, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Canada, Mexico and NAFTA Issues
Demetrios Papademetriou, President, Migration Policy Institute
Andrew Selee, Director, Mexico Institute

Moderated by: Isabel Studer, Director, Center for Dialogue and Analysis of North America (CEDAN), Tecnológico de Monterrey