Justice in Mexico Director David Shirk participated in the recent event, Mexico Moving Forward (MMF): 20 Years of NAFTA and Beyond, on March 6, 2014. Hosted by the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California San Diego, the “daylong symposium engaged business leaders, policy makers, and scholars in discussions on Mexico’s progress and future goals 20 years after the signing of NAFTA.”
The event began with keynote speakers Alberto Díaz-Cayeros, senior fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Democracy Development and Rule of Law, and Denise Dresser, professor at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de México (ITAM). MMF then featured four panels of distinguished U.S.-Mexican experts, academics, and representatives from a number of well-known Mexican-related institutions, NGOs, and civil society organizations, among others.
David Shirk moderated the third panel, Mexico on the Move: Reforms for the 21st Century, which included panelists Juan Pardinas, CEO of Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad; Duncan Wood, director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center; Clare Seelke, specialist in Latin American affairs at the Congressional Research Service; and Edna Jaime, director of México Evalúa. The other panels included Mexico Looking Back: NAFTA at 20; Faces of Mexico: Arts and Culture; and Mexico Looking Forward: Pacific Partnerships.
For more information, pictures, and forthcoming videos on the Mexico Moving Forward event, check out the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies event page.