Book Presentation: The Rule of Law and Mexico's Energy Reform

The objective of Mexico’s historic energy reform is to revitalize the national oil and gas industry, which leads to questions related to the rule of law, including, among others: How will this reform increase foreign and private investment in the sector? How will laws and regulations that deal with the environment, land use and government transparency be affected?

At this event, organized by the Faculty of Law and Criminology at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León and the Baker Institute Mexico Center, academics from Mexico and the United States discussed fundamental issues that need to be addressed regarding the new challenges to Mexico’s energy industry.

 

 

 

Agenda

3:30 pm

 

 

Registration

4:00 pm

 

 

Welcome

Oscar P. Lugo
Director, Faculty of Law and Criminology, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

4:15 pm

 

 

Presentation of the book “The Rule of Law and Mexico’s Energy Reform”

Tony Payan, Ph.D.
Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and Director, Baker Institute Mexico Center

4:30 pm    

Tribute to Stephen Zamora

Manuel S. Acuña Zepeda, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Energy Studies, Faculty of Law and Criminology, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

5:00 pm    

Panel I – Energy Integration, Investment and implications for Energy Development in México

Moderator: Milton Montoya, Ph.D., Research Director, Department of Mining and Energy Law,Universidad Externado de Colombia

Isidro Morales, Ph.D.
Nonresident Scholar, Mexico Center, Baker Institute; Professor and Researcher, School of Government and Public Transformation, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Francisco J. Monaldi, Ph.D.
Fellow in Latin American Energy Policy, Baker Institute

Gabriel Cavazos, Ph.D.
Regional Dean, National School of Social Sciences and Government, Tecnológico de Monterrey

5:45 pm    

Question and Answer Session

     

Break

6:00 pm        

Panel II – Social Challenges, Security and the Rule of Law in México

Moderator: Ricardo Colmenter, Ph.D., Associate Professor, International Energy Programs, University of Houston Law Center

Tony Payan, Ph.D.
Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and Director, Baker Institute Mexico Center

Pilar Rodríguez Ibáñez, Ph.D.
Professor and Researcher, Faculty of Law and Criminology, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

Alejandro Posadas, Ph.D.
Professor and Researcher, School of Government and Public Transformation, Tecnológico de Monterrey

     

Question and Answer Session

8:30 pm    

Adjourn

 

Group(s): Mexico Center

When?

Thu, June 8, 2017
4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Where?

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Pedro de Alba s/n
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon 64290
Mexico

Auditorio de Posgrado