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Mexico Moving Forward: 20 Years of NAFTA & Beyond

Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies

Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM (PST)

Mexico Moving Forward: 20 Years of NAFTA & Beyond

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Mexico Moving Forward 2014

20 Years of NAFTA and Beyond 

Join us for a daylong symposium to engage with business leaders, policy makers and scholars in discussions on Mexico's progress and future goals 20 years after the signing of NAFTA

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Sanford Consortium Auditorium

We will also be live streaming the event March 6 at 

7:30 a.m.    Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.    Welcome Remarks
• Janet Napolitano, University of California President
• Pradeep Khosla, UC San Diego Chancellor
• Peter Cowhey, Dean, IR/PS

8:50 a.m.    Welcome Keynote
• Antonio Ortiz-Mena, Head of Section, Economic Affairs, Mexican Embassy in Washington

9:00 a.m.    Session I – Mexico Looking Back: NAFTA at 20
• Peter Smith (moderator), Professor, UC San Diego
• Carlos Elizondo, Professor, Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (CIDE)

• Juan Gallardo, Chairman of the Board, Organizacion CULTIBA
• Jesus Vizcarra, President and CEO, SuKarne

10:30 a.m.   Break

11:00 a.m.   Session II – Faces of Mexico: Arts and Culture
• Exequiel Ezcurra (moderator), Director, UC MEXUS
• Ignacio Duran, Cinematographer

• Luis Felipe Ortega, Artist
• Manuel Paz Castillo, Tenor
• Monica Lavin, Writer

12:30 p.m.   Taco Lunch

1:50 p.m.     Afternoon Remarks
• Remedios Gomez Arnau, Mexico Consul General in San Diego
• Andrew Erickson, U.S. Consul General, Tijuana

2:00 p.m.    Session III – Mexico on the Move:
                   Reforms for the 21st Century
• David Shirk (moderator), Professor, University of San Diego

• Duncan Wood, Director, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center
• Edna Jaime, Director, Mexico Evalua
• Juan Pardinas, CEO, Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad (IMCO)
• Clare Seelke, Specialist in Latin American Affairs, Congressional Research Service

3:30 p.m.    Break

4:00 p.m.    Session IV – Mexico Looking Forward: Pacific Partnerships
 Gordon Hanson (moderator), Professor, UC San Diego
• Arturo Sarukhan, Former Mexican Ambassador to the U.S., Brookings Institution

• Luis Tellez, CEO, Mexican Stock Exchange
• Susan Shirk, Professor, UC San Diego

5:30 p.m.   Closing Keynote
• Deborah Riner, Chief Economist, American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico

6:00 p.m.   Closing Reception


Read complete speaker bios online. Additional speakers will be added as confirmed. Click here for further speaker information.
Contact Special Events Manager Portia Bibb for questions.


Parking & Directions: 

From the 5, exit Genesee heading west, travel for a little less than a mile, then turn left on North Torrey Pines Road. Travel for a little less than a half mile, and the Sanford Consortium will be on your right (west) at the corner of Torrey Pines Scenic Drive. Click here for more detailed directions.

Parking is free for 2 hours in the East lot with validation available at the lobby or the cafe on the second floor.

Parking is free in the West lot after 5:00 p.m., the gate will open upon approach.

Have questions about Mexico Moving Forward: 20 Years of NAFTA & Beyond? Contact Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies

When & Where

Sanford Consortium, Auditorium
2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr
San Diego, CA 92037

Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM (PST)

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