Session One: U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation
This panel will focus on the current security situation in Mexico, and will examine how the United States can best assist Mexico in combating shared security threats.
Alejandro Hope, Project Director, 'Less Crime, Less Punishment' project, Instituto Mexicano para la Competividad (IMCO) and México Evalúa
Eric L. Olson, Senior Associate, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Shannon K. O'Neil, Douglas Dillon Fellow for Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider: Ginger Thompson, Domestic Correspondent, New York Times
8:30 to 9:00 AM Breakfast Reception
9:00 to 10:15 AM Meeting
Session Two: U.S.-Mexico Economic Ties
This panel will look at the current state of U.S.-Mexico trade, the health of both economies, and how to strengthen the bilateral economic relationship.
Gerardo Esquivel, Professor of Economics, El Colegio de Mexico
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
10:30 to 11:45 AM Meeting
Session Three: The Evolution and Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations
Jorge Castañeda, Former Secretary of Foreign Relations, United Mexican States; Global Distinguished Professor, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, New York University; Author, Manana 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
12:00 to 1:30 PM Lunch and Meeting
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