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Challenges for U.S.-Mexico Relations

The Baker Institute Mexico Center welcomed the consuls of Mexico in Texas and in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for a discussion on the challenges facing the U.S.-Mexico relationship. A panel of experts discussed issues such as immigration, trade, security, labor markets and governance.

This event was co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Mexico in Houston as part of the annual meeting of the consuls of Mexico in Texas.





10:00 am



Welcoming Remarks

The Honorable Edward P. Djerejian
Director, Baker Institute

Tony Payan, Ph.D.
Director, Mexico Center, Baker Institute

Oscar Rodríguez
Consul General of Mexico in Houston

10:15 am



Introduction of Panelists

Erika de la Garza
Program Director, Latin America Initiative, Baker Institute

10:20 am    

Panel Conversation and Discussion

Moderator: Erika de la Garza, Program Director, Latin America Initiative, Baker Institute

Ulyses Balderas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Center for International Studies, University of St. Thomas

Jerónimo Cortina, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Political Science Department, University of Houston

Mary Hilderbrand, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University

Tony Payan, Ph.D.
Director, Mexico Center, Baker Institute

11:05 am    

Question and Answer Session

11:30 am    




Thu, March 30, 2017
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77005

R. Stockton Rush Conference Center