U.S.-Mexico Futures Forum, August 2017

Conference

Title Conditional: U.S.-Mexico Futures Forum, August 2017

Tiburon, California

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Tiburon, California

Participants at the 2017 U.S.-Mexico Futures Forum. (Photo by Jim Block.)
Participants at the 2017 U.S.-Mexico Futures Forum. (Photo by Jim Block.)

The U.S.–Mexico Futures Forum, jointly organized by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of California, Berkeley and the International Studies Department at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), began almost fifteen years ago, bringing together social, intellectual and political leaders from both countries. Participants have ranged from those with extensive knowledge of the region to those who bring fresh perspectives.

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2017 PARTICIPANTS

United States

Harley Shaiken, Professor, UC Berkeley; Chair, Center for Latin American Studies
Ram Ramanathan, Professor, UC San Diego; Director, Center for Atmospheric Sciences
Maria Echaveste, Senior Scholar, CLAS; White House Deputy Chief of Staff, 1998-2001
Steve Silberstein, Entrepreneur
Beatriz Manz, Professor, UC Berkeley; Anthropologist and scholar of Central America
Chris Edley, Professor, UC Berkeley School of Law
Art Pulaski, Executive Secretary and Chief Officer, California Labor Federation
Gordon Hanson, Professor and Acting Dean, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
C.R. Hibbs, Principal, C.R. Hibbs LLC; Former Senior Advisor, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Stephanie Leutert, Director, Mexico Security Initiative, Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law, University of Texas at Austin
Pete Gallego, U.S. Representative, Texas, 2013-2015; Member, Texas House of Representatives, 1991-2013
Linda Sánchez, U.S. Congresswoman, California; Vice-Chair, Democratic Caucus, U.S. House of Representatives
James Cavallaro, Professor, Stanford Law School; Commissioner and Former President, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Mexico

Rafael Fernández de Castro, Professor, ITAM
Gerardo Esquivel, Professor of Economics, UNAM
Soffía Alarcón-Díaz, Director, The Carbon Trust, Mexico
Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, Former Mayor, Mexico City
Amalia García, Secretary of Labor, Mexico City
Juan Pardinas, Director, Mexican Institute for Competitiveness
Paola Rojas, Television Presenter, Televisa
Yulma Rocha Aguilar, Congresswoman, Guanajuato, Mexico

Discussion at the 2017 U.S.-Mexico Futures Forum. (Photo by Jim Block.)
Discussion at the 2017 U.S.-Mexico Futures Forum. (Photo by Jim Block.)

From left: James Cavallaro, Stephanie Leutert, and Maria Echaveste discuss violence and migration at the 2017 U.S.-Mexico Futures Forum. (Photo by Jim Block.)
From left: James Cavallaro, Stephanie Leutert, and Maria Echaveste discuss violence and migration at the 2017 U.S.-Mexico Futures Forum. (Photo by Jim Block.)

From left: Amalia Garcia and Chris Edley at the 2017 U.S.-Mexico Futures Forum. (Photo by Jim Block.)
From left: Amalia Garcia and Chris Edley at the 2017 U.S.-Mexico Futures Forum. (Photo by Jim Block.)

From left: C.R. Hibbs and Pete Gallego chat during a break at the 2017 U.S.-Mexico Futures Forum. (Photo by Jim Block.)
From left: Amalia Garcia and Chris Edley at the 2017 U.S.-Mexico Futures Forum. (Photo by Jim Block.)