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Mexico's Democratic Challenges: Politics, Government and Society

Date & Time

Nov. 15, 2010
10:00am – 1:30pm ET


11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks and Overview of the Book
Jacqueline Peschard, President, Federal Institute for Access to Information;Andrew Selee, Director, Mexico Institute

11:30 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. Keynote Speaker
José Woldenberg, former President of Mexico's Federal Electoral Institute and Editor of NEXOS
Presented by:
Lázaro Cárdenas, former Governor of Michoacán and Senior Fellow, WOLA

Lunch Served

1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Roundtable: Where is Mexico's Democracy Today?
María Amparo Casar, Professor, CIDE; Co-host of "Primer Plano," Channel 11; Alejandro Moreno, Professor, ITAM and Public Opinion Editor, Reforma; Jacqueline Peschard, President, Federal Institute for Access to Information
Moderated by:
Arturo Alvarado, Fellow, National Endowment for Democracy; Professor, El Colegio de México

This seminar is also the launch of the book Mexico's Democratic Challenges (Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Stanford University Press, 2010), co-edited by Andrew Selee and Jacqueline Peschard, with a prologue by José Woldenberg and chapters by Alejandro Moreno, Jean-Francois Prud'homme, John Ackerman, María Amparo Casar, Jonathan Fox and Libby Haight, Raúl Benítez, Tonatiuh Guillén, José Ramón Cossío, David Ayón, Rodolfo Stavenhagen, Mariclaire Acosta, Roberto Blancarte, and Jesús Silva-Herzog Márquez.


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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

Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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