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2020 Election Series — The Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations: Politics and Diplomacy

For a quarter of a century, many interests of the United States and Mexico have converged. Mexico’s road to democracy facilitated this binational alliance, which was further enshrined in the North American Free Trade Agreement in the mid-1990s. The last four years, however, have been politically and diplomatically turbulent. The advent of the Donald Trump presidency in early 2017 and the arrival of Andrés Manuel López Obrador to Mexico’s executive office in late 2018 signified the beginning of a new divergence of interests. The two countries today do not see eye-to-eye on issues of security, economics, immigration or border management. This webinar, based on the recently published book “The Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations: Strategic Foresight,” described how the political and diplomatic layers of the U.S.-Mexico relationship are likely to unfold over the next two decades. The outcome will affect millions of North Americans from the Yukon to the Yucatan.

To purchase a copy of the book, please visit the Brazos Bookstore website.

This event, sponsored by the Center for the United States and Mexico, is part of the Baker Institute 2020 Election Series, which highlights critical policy issues ahead of the 2020 presidential election. This webinar series features institute fellows, scholars and guests discussing a range of critical domestic and foreign policy issues in the lead up to November 3.

Follow @BakerCtrUSMEX on Twitter and join the conversation online with #BakerMexico.



1:30 p.m. — Presentation
2:00 p.m. — Q&A

Featured Speakers

Ana Covarrubias Velasco, Ph.D.
Director, Center for International Studies, El Colegio de México

Lucas McMillan, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Behavioral & Social Sciences, Lander University; Professor of Political Science, Department of Government, Criminology, & Sociology, Lander University 

Jorge Schiavon, Ph.D.
Professor of International Relations, International Studies Department, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas 

Peter H. Smith, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Simón Bolívar Professor of Latin American Studies, University of California San Diego


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





Mon, Sept. 14, 2020
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Online webinar