6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Taking Stock of Mexico's Security Landscape

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The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute invites you to attend its fifth annual Mexican security review. The forum will provide a careful examination of security challenges in Mexico, featuring presentations from leading policy analysts, including David Shirk, Viridiana Rios, Matthew Ingram, and others. Of particular interest will be a review of 2017 and a discussion of trends in 2018, including establishing new bonds in U.S.-Mexico military-to-military relations and strengthening the rule of law in Mexico. We will also be launching a new book The Missing Reform: Strengthening the Rule of Law in Mexico, which analyzes the concrete obstacles that Mexico faces to implement the rule of law and provides a series of short reflections from leading Mexican and U.S. analysts on recommendations for strengthening the rule of law in Mexico. We hope you will be able to join us for this informative event.

Agenda

8:30am Arrival and Registration

8:45am Opening Remarks
Duncan Wood, Director, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center

9:00am Building New Bonds in U.S.-Mexico Military-to-Military Relations
Craig Deare, College of International Security Affairs, NDU
Rebecca Bill Chavez, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
Gerardo Rodríguez Sánchez Lara, Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Mexico
Iñigo Guevara, Director at Jane’s Aerospace, Defense and Security, and Mexico Institute Global Fellow

Moderator: Duncan Wood, Director, Mexico Institute, WIlson Center

10:30am Keynote Address
Mariclaire Acosta
, Comité de Participación Ciudadana del Sistema Nacional Anticorrupción

11:00am Coffee Break

11:15am-1:00pm The Missing Reform: Strengthening the Rule of Law in Mexico
Viridiana Rios, Mexico Institute Global Fellow
Matthew Ingram, SUNY-Albany 
David Shirk, USD, Justice in Mexico Project
Enrique Betancourt, Director, Latin America and the Caribbean, Chemonics

Moderator:  Eric L. Olson, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center
 

Speakers

Introduction

Moderator

  • Eric L. Olson

    Deputy Director, Latin American Program; Senior Advisor, Mexico Institute

Speakers

  • Iñigo Guevara

    Director at Jane's Aerospace, Defense and Security
  • Craig Deare

    College of International Security Affairs, NDU
  • Rebecca Bill Chavez

    Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
  • Gerardo Rodríguez Sánchez Lara

    Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Mexico
  • Viridiana Rios

    Global Fellow
    Assistant Professor, Purdue University; Commissioner, Mexico's National Anticorruption System
  • Mariclaire Acosta

    Director, Freedom House Mexico
  • Matthew C. Ingram

    Assistant Professor, University of Albany, SUNY
  • David Shirk

    Global Fellow
    Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences, University of San Diego; Director, Trans-Border Institute, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego.
  • Enrique Betancourt

    Director, Violence and Crime Prevention Initiative, Chemonics International