The United States and Mexico are going through a challenging period, with disagreements on the implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and the effects of crime, violence and drug trafficking in both countries. The two nations are also experiencing lower levels of cooperation on public safety and security, increased levels of irregular migration, diverging foreign policy positions toward autocratic countries in Latin America and growing tensions over the erosion of democracy in Mexico. Yet economic and commercial integration continues apace, and the world’s geopolitical conditions present new opportunities for further cooperation — if U.S. and Mexican leaders choose to act.
At this event, the Honorable Earl Anthony Wayne, who served as U.S. ambassador to Mexico from 2011-2015, examined the complex challenges and opportunities to come between now and 2025 — when both countries will likely be under new leadership. He also surveyed the troubling aspects of the current U.S.-Mexico relationship and discussed the prospects for a better bilateral rapport ahead.
This was the fifth event in the Mexico 2025 and Beyond Initiative, which seeks to envision the post-López Obrador era.
5:00 pm — Reception
5:30 pm — Presentation
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Tony Payan, Ph.D.
Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies; Director, Center for the United States and Mexico
The Honorable David M. Satterfield
Director, Baker Institute and Edward P. Djerejian Center for the Middle East; Janice and Robert McNair Chair in Public Policy
The Honorable Earl Anthony Wayne is currently teaching as a distinguished diplomat in residence at American University's School of International Service. He is a public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars and co-chair of the advisory board of its Mexico Institute. Wayne is a former assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs, a former U.S. ambassador to Mexico and to Argentina and a former deputy ambassador in Afghanistan. He left the U.S. diplomatic corps with the rank of career ambassador. Wayne is also a senior non-resident adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and at the Atlantic Council. He serves on the Board of the American Academy of Diplomacy. Wayne speaks, writes and consults on a range of international and management topics.