The Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (USMEX) at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) will host a daylong symposium on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015.
An occasion for business leaders, civil society, scholars and policymakers to discuss Mexico’s progress and future direction, this year’s symposium will include three breakout sessions. The sessions will cover topics from recapturing the “Mexico Moment” to the progress and pitfalls of structural reforms and the transformation of civil society.
The Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) returned to power in Mexico after a 12 year hiatus with President Enrique Peña Nieto’s election in 2012.
His first three years in office have been marked by both international accolades for sweeping structural reforms as well as strong condemnation over his administration’s handling of the disappearance of students from Ayotzinapa and the Casa Blanca corruption scandal.
As President Peña Nieto begins the second half of his term, the much lauded “Mexico Moment” seems very far away. The challenge of getting the country back on track is compounded by an international economic landscape with low oil prices and a strong U.S. dollar.
Mexico faces a series of pressing questions:
Mexico Moving Forward is a forum for answers on how the country can chart a course over the next three years to recapture the Mexico moment. Registration information coming soon.