Mexico Experts

Fellow at Harvard's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; Former Advisor to Mexico's Ministry of Finance
Viridiana (Government Ph.D., Harvard University) is an expert in Mexico’s subnational economy, citizen security and rule of law. She (1) analyzes labor markets, productivity, and development indicators at Mexico, and (2) disentangles how violence, conflict, rule of law, and corruption have affected them.Her career has taken her from positions as public officer and applied researcher, to...
University of Guadalajara, Mexico
Vice President, Security & Operations, American Trucking Associations
Mexico Institute Advisory Board Member President, Center of Research for Development (CIDAC), Mexico
Luis Rubio is chairman of CIDAC (Center of Research for Development), an independent research institution devoted to the study of economic and political policy issues. He is a prolific writer on political, economic and international subjects. Before joining CIDAC, in the 1970's he was planning director of Citibank in Mexico and served as an adviser to Mexico's Secretary of the Treasury. He...
Dean of Humanities and Professor of History; UC California, Irvine
Andrew Selee was named Executive Vice President of the Wilson Center in January 2014. Prior to this position, Selee was the Wilson Center’s Vice President for Programs.  He was the founding Director the Center’s Mexico Institute from 2003-12.  He is an adjunct professor of Government at Johns Hopkins University and of International Affairs at George Washington University and...
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.
Dr. David A. Shirk is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of San Diego, a Global Fellow at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and a visiting professor at the UCSD School of International Relations and Pacific Studies.He conducts research on Mexican politi...
Elizabeth co-directs the Commons Lab and conducts original research exploring the uses of citizen science domestically and internationally for furthering environmental protection, civic participation, ecosystem services and diverse stakeholder collaboration and cooperation.  Elizabeth completed a dual-degree M.S. in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources from Colorado State University...
Economist and Former Presidential Candidate of the National Action Party, Mexico
Career Ambassador; Former Assistant Secretary of State, Ambassador to Argentina and Mexico, Deputy Ambassador to Afghanistan
Earl Anthony Wayne, or “Tony”, as he is known, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2010 as a Career Ambassador.  He has held a variety of diplomatic and policy positions In Washington and U.S. embassies.From 2011 through July 2015, Wayne served as the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico.  During his tenure, Mission Mexico helped establish the US-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue, the...

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