In June 2015, voters in Mexico will head to the polls to elect the 63rd Congress as well as a number of governors, mayors, city council members and state legislators. Will Mexico's recent electoral reforms and the new National Electoral Institute foster transparency and fair elections? What will the elections mean for international investors in energy and telecommunications? Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, former leader and founding member of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), will share his perspective on the upcoming elections and the future of democracy in Mexico.
6:00 p.m. — Reception
6:30 p.m. — Presentation
Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solórzano
President, Fundación para la Democracia
Allen Matusow, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Affairs, Baker Institute; and William Gaines Twyman Professor of History, Rice University
Tony Payan, Ph.D.
Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies, and Director, Mexico Center, Baker Institute