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Dealing with the Causes: Mexico’s Economic Policy and Migration

January 11, 2011 • 1:30 – 10:30 pm EST

Dealing with the Causes: Mexico’s Economic Policy and Migration

Welcoming Remarks (8:30-8:45)

Sidney Weintraub
Holder of the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy

Panel 1: The Current State of Mexican Migration to the United States (8:50-10:25)

Jeffrey Passel (Moderator & Speaker): Senior Demographer, Pew Hispanic Center

Javier Díaz de León: Executive Director, Institute of Mexicans Abroad, Government of Mexico

Adriana Sletza Ortega Ramírez: Associate Professor of International Relations, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Panel 2: The Connection between Mexico’s Low Economic Growth and Migration (10:30-12:00)

Raúl Delgado Wise (Moderator & Speaker): Director of Development Studies, Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas and President of International Migration and Development Network

Agustín Escobar Latapí: Professor, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS Occidente)

Tamara Woroby: Senior Adjunct Professor of Canadian Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Lunch: Keynote Speakers (12:15-1:30)
Moderator: Sidney Weintraub

Rafael Fernández de Castro: Presidential Advisor, International Affairs and Competitiveness and founder and head of the Department of International Studies at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)

“Why is U.S. Immigration Policy so Hard to Reform”
P.L. Martin: Professor; Chair, UC Comparative Immigration and Integration Program, UCDavis

Panel 3: Economic Reforms in Mexico (1:40-3:05)

Antonio Ortiz-Mena (Moderator & Speaker): Head of Section, Economic Affairs, Mexican Embassy

Rodolfo Cruz-Piñeiro: Professor, Population Studies, El Colegio De La Frontera Norte (COLEF)

Andrew Selee: Director, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Panel 4: What can the United States do? (3:10-4:45)

Susan Martin (Moderator & Speaker): Executive Director, Georgetown University Institute for the Study of International Migration

B. Lindsay Lowell: Director of Policy Studies, Georgetown University Institute for the Study of International Migration

Doris Meissner: Senior Fellow, Migration Policy Institute

Marc Rosenblum: Senior Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute

Closing Remarks (4:50-5:00)

Sidney Weintraub