Scholars

State Department Officer; Former U.S. Consul General, Toronto. Working on the North American Leaders’ Summit.
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...
Director, Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World: Cyber, Media, Public Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, MA.
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...
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...