Mexico: Elections and Prospects for Structural Reform
Panel 1: Electoral Prospects and the Calderón Legacy
Moderator: Stephen Johnson, Senior Fellow and Director, CSIS Americas Program
- Duncan Wood, Professor of International Relations, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de Mexico (ITAM), and Senior Associate, CSIS Americas Program
- Ambassador Jaime Zabludovsky, Executive President, Consejo Mexicano de la Industria de Productos de Consumo
- Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Council of the Americas
Panel 2: Post-Electoral Reform Challenges
Moderator: Arturo C. Porzecanski, Distinguished Economist in Residence, American University, and Senior Associate, CSIS Americas Program
- Ambassador James R. Jones, CEO, ManattJones Global Strategies
- Ambassador Jesús Reyes-Heroles, Energy Consultant with Structura, former CEO of PEMEX
- David Short, Senior Counsel for Trade & International Affairs, FedEx Express
- Patricio Mansilla, Infrastructure Director, Chemonics International
The race for Mexico's July 1 general election is heating up, and while the country's security situation remains a big concern among voters, public pressure is also mounting for new political leadership to tackle underemployment, poverty and inequality, none of which have been significantly reduced during the past decade. What is the current state of the presidential and congressional races; to what extent are economic issues being discussed; and what will be President Calderón's legacy in terms of economic management? Which are the most urgent structural reforms needed to boost savings, investment, exports, and economic growth in Mexico while creating more employment reforms, especially should current front-runner Enrique Peña Nieto return the PRI to power? Please join us for what is sure to be an informative and timely discussion as Mexico approaches its next sexenio.
Open to the public, however space is limited. To RSVP, please send confirmation to the Americas Program at email@example.com.