10111 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
In July, for the first time in history, Mexico elected a left-wing president who won by a landslide on the promise of profound changes to the country’s political, economic and social institutions. Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Morena’s victory has vested the new administration with unprecedented legitimacy to fulfill these promises, but the details of the policies remain unexplained.
Join us for a conference that will examine López Obrador’s main proposals, potential challenges for implementation and the changes to expect over the next six years. The conference will bring together high-level public officials, scholars and journalists from the U.S. and Mexico.
10 a.m. – Registration
10:30 a.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks
- Rafael Fernández de Castro, Director, Center for U.S.- Mexican Studies, UC San Diego
10:45 a.m. – Panel 1: Is Morena a Political Party?
- Kathleen Bruhn, University of California Santa Barbara
- Jesús Silva Herzog Márquez, School of Government, Insituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
- Gibran Ramírez Reyes, Political and Social Science Department, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
- Moderator: Lynn Stephen, Fellow, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies
12 p.m. – Light Lunch
12:45 p.m. – Panel 2: Economic Policy, Accountability and Foreign Relations
- Gina Cruz, Mexican Senate, President of the Senate’s Commission on North America
- Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
- Juan Carlos Moreno Brid, Economics Department, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
- Moderator: Gastón Melo, Executive Director, Instituto de la Mexicanidad
2 p.m. – Closing Remarks
Location: Institute of the Americas Malamud Conference Room (directions and map). Closest parking will be at the Pangea Parking Structure (Pangea Drive at N. Torrey Pines Rd.) A parking permit is required and can be purchased at the pay stations.
Questions? Contact Arturo Chiquito.