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North American Integration Essential to Renewed U.S. Manufacturing Prowess?

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The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute hosted a conference on regional approaches to creating jobs and strengthening competitiveness. The event launched a new publication by the institute:Working Together: Economic Ties between the United States and Mexico.

The event included a keynote address by former USTR Carla Hills, remarks from Mexican Ambassador to the United States Arturo Sarukhan, the presentation of our new publication, and  an expert panel discussion considering the issue of how to best leverage the U.S.-Mexico relationship to strengthen trade, competitiveness and employment in the United States, Mexico, and throughout the region.


  • Roberto Newell

    Mexico Public Policy Scholar (former)
    Vice President and Senior Fellow, Instituto Mexicano para la Competitivad, A.C., Mexico
  • Robert Pastor

    Professor of International Relations and Founder and Director of the Center for North American Studies at American University
  • Christopher Wilson

    Deputy Director, Mexico Institute
  • Ralph Watkins

    Senior International Trade Analyst in the Advanced Technology and Machinery Division of the U.S. International Trade Commission
  • Ambassador Carla A. Hills

    Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Hills & Company, International Consultants; former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (administration of President Gerald Ford); former United States Trade Representative (administration of President George W. Bush)
  • Arturo Sarukhan

    Global Fellow
    Former Mexican Ambassador to the United States