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The North American Development Bank and the Next Quarter Century

The North American Development Bank (NADB) was created under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to finance infrastructure projects that would ease the environmental burden of commercial activity along the U.S.-Mexico border. Over the last 25 years, the NADB has been both the object of proposed reforms and the hope of many for closer collaboration between the U.S. and Mexico. Today, NAFTA stands to be replaced by the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which presents new opportunities for the NADB.

At this event, the Honorable Henry Cuellar, U.S. representative for the 28th Congressional District of Texas, and the Honorable Antonio Garza, former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, discussed the NADB's prospects under the new USMCA trade arrangements. NADB managing director Alex Hinojosa, NADB deputy managing director Calixto Mateos-Hanel and a panel of experts further evaluated the NADB's history, evolution and future.

This event was co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Mexico Center and the North American Development Bank. Follow @BakerInstitute on Twitter and join the conversation online with #BakerMexico.

 

 

 

Agenda

9:00 a.m.

 

 

Registration and Reception

9:30 a.m.

 

 

Welcome and Introduction

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

9:35 a.m.    

Remarks — A Quarter Century of the NADB

Alex Hinojosa
Managing Director, North American Development Bank

Calixto Mateos-Hanel, Ph.D.
Deputy Managing Director, North American Development Bank

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

10:00 a.m.

 

 

Q&A

10:15 a.m.

 

 

Panel Discussion — The Evolution of the NADB

Jennifer Fordham
Senior Vice President, Natural Gas Supply Association

David A. Gantz
Will Clayton Fellow in Trade and International Economics, Mexico Center, Baker Institute; and Samuel M. Fegtly Professor of Law, University of Arizona 

Alex Hinojosa
Managing Director, North American Development Bank

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

11:00 a.m.

 

 

Q&A

11:15 a.m.

 

 

Lunch

11:30 a.m.

   

Armchair Discussion — The USMCA and the Future of the NADB

The Honorable Henry Cuellar, Ph.D.
U.S. Representative, 28th Congressional District of Texas

The Honorable Antonio Garza 
Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico

12:15 p.m.

    Q&A

12:30 p.m.

    Adjourn

 

 

When?

Thu, June 6, 2019
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Where?

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

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