When

Thu, Dec. 08, 2022
8 am - 1 pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where

James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University

What challenges will Mexico face in the coming year? And how will those challenges affect companies and investors doing business in the country?

The fourth annual Mexico Country Outlook, presented by the Baker Institute on December 8, 2022, explored critical issues facing Mexico and their impact on relations between the U.S. and Mexico. Experts from across industry, government and academia examined Mexico’s politics, economy, regulatory environment, and public safety and security landscape.

The Mexico Country Outlook is hosted annually by the Center for the U.S. and Mexico at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. This year’s program featured keynote remarks by the Honorable Maria-Elena Giner, commissioner of the U.S. section of the International Boundary and Water Commission, and Macario Schettino, an economist, author and researcher at the Tecnológico de Monterrey. In addition, two expert panel discussions explored trade and the economy and democracy, security, immigration and the border.

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Registration

Registration has closed.

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Agenda

8:00 am

Breakfast

8:25 am

Welcome Remarks

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

8:30 am

Keynote Address

Introduction: Chuck Bracht, Vice President of Business Development, NFP Executive Benefits

Macario Schettino, Ph.D.
Adjunct Researcher, Economies of the Future, School of Social Sciences and Government, Tecnológico de Monterrey

9:05 am Question and Answer Session

9:25 am

Panel I — Trade and the Economy

Moderator: Flávio Cunha, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Economics, Rice University

Mariana Campos
Coordinator, Public Spending and Oversight, México Evalúa

Marco Fernández, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Anticorruption and Education Program, México Evalúa

David A. Gantz, J.D., J.S.M.
Will Clayton Fellow in Trade and International Economics, Baker Institute

Jose Ivan Rodriguez-Sanchez, Ph.D.
Research Scholar, Center for the U.S. and Mexico, Baker Institute

10:05 am Question and Answer Session

10:20 am

Panel II — Democracy, Security, Immigration and the Border

Moderator: Tony Payan, Ph.D., Baker Institute

Regina M. Buono, J.D., Ph.D.
Nonresident Scholar, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute; Principal, AITHER

Pamela Cruz
Research Analyst, Center for the U.S. and Mexico, Baker Institute

Nathan P. Jones, Ph.D.
Nonresident Scholar in Drug Policy and Mexico Studies, Center for the U.S. and Mexico, Baker Institute; Associate Professor, Security Studies, College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University

Rodrigo Montes de Oca, LL.M.
Research Scholar, Center for the U.S. and Mexico, Baker Institute

11:15 am Question and Answer Session
   
11:35 am Lunch
Noon

Keynote Address

Introduction: Tony Payan, Ph.D., Baker Institute

The Honorable Maria-Elena Giner
United States Commissioner, International Boundary and Water Commission

12:25 pm Question and Answer Session
12:40 pm

Closing Remarks

Richard Vaughan
CEO, Alloy Merchant Finance, L.P.

 

Host Committee

Chuck Bracht (Co-chair)
Vice President of Business Development, NFP Executive Benefits

Richard Vaughan (Co-chair)
CEO, Alloy Merchant Finance, L.P.

John Cypher
VP, International Investment & Trade, Greater Houston Partnership

Cindy de Leon
Founder & Senior Trade Auditor, Deleon Trade LLC

George Gonzalez
Partner, Haynes and Boone L.L.P.

José-Alberto Lima
Founding Member, Quartz Energy Partners

Fernando Rodriguez
Partner, King & Spalding L.L.P.

Luis Trasfi
Associate General Counsel & Global Privacy Officer, Vopak

Pablo Zarate
Managing Director, FTI Consulting
 

When

Thu, Dec. 08, 2022
8 am - 1 pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where

James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University