CFR Symposium on U.S.-Mexico Relations Beyond the 2012 Elections

Presidential elections will be held in both the United States and Mexico in 2012. This symposium assessed the current issues in U.S.-Mexico relations, including the drug war, organized crime, trade, and immigration. Business leaders, former government officials, and experts from both countries addressed the potential future scenarios for U.S. policies and bilateral cooperation.

This symposium was made possible by the generous support of the Mexican Business Council.


Symposium Rapporteur Rapport: U.S.-Mexico Relations Beyond the 2012 Elections

Symposium Sessions

Symposium

Session Three: The Evolution and Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations

Speakers:

Jorge G. Castañeda, Former Secretary of Foreign Relations, United Mexican States; Global Distinguished Professor, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, New York University; Author, Mañana Forever?: Mexico and the Mexicans, Robert A. Pastor, Professor and Director of the Center for North American Studies, American University; Author, The North American Idea: A Vision of a Continental Future

Presider:

James F. Hoge Jr., Counselor, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Editor, Foreign Affairs
May 1, 2012 8:15-8:30 a.m.

This meeting is on the record.

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Symposium

Session Two: U.S.-Mexico Economic Ties

Speakers:

Gerardo Esquivel, Professor of Economics, El Colegio de México, Claudio X. Gonzalez, Chairman of the Board, Kimberly-Clark de México, S.A.B. de C.V., Carla A. Hills, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hills and Company International Consultants; Co-chair, Council on Foreign Relations, Former U.S. Trade Representative

Presider:

Matthew Bishop, American Business Editor, The Economist
May 1, 2012 8:45-8:30 a.m.

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Session One: U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation

Speakers:

Alejandro Hope, Project Director, 'Less Crime, Less Punishment' Project, Instituto Mexicano para la Competividad (IMCO) and México Evalúa, Shannon K. O'Neil, Douglas Dillon Fellow for Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Eric Olson, Senior Associate, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Presider:

Ginger Thompson, Domestic Correspondent, New York Times
May 1, 2012 9:00-9:15 a.m.

This meeting is on the record.