Contemporary U.S - Mexico Relations

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GC 243

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Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and the Consulate General of Mexico in Miami for a timely and compelling conversation about current relations between Mexico and the United States.

José Antonio Zabalgoitia is Consul General of Mexico in Miami. He joined Mexico’s Foreign Service in 1988, and reached the rank of Ambassador in 2009. He has served as Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Foreign Relations, where he was responsible for coordinating the Secretary´s participation in Cabinet meetings and for preparing hearings before Congress. In that position he conducted the strategic planning process for the foreign policy chapter in the 2006 – 2012 National Development Plan. Prior to his arrival in Miami, Ambassador Zabalgoitia was Mexico’s National Coordinator for 28 regional political and economic forums. Among others, he oversaw Mexico´s participation at the Organization of American States and coordinated the design and implementation of the Pacific Alliance on behalf of Mexico. Within the Alliance, he led the working groups dealing with public diplomacy and migration issues. He coordinated the Rio Group during Mexico’s tenure as its Pro Tempore Secretariat. Overall, he prepared Mexico’s participation at the highest level in 18 regional and hemispheric summits. He served as Director General for Latin American Affairs, where he conducted bilateral relations with the region, and also as Ambassador to Bolivia. He also served as Press Counselor at the Mexican Embassy in Spain and Minister for Public Affairs at the Mexican Embassy in the United States. Previously, was Director of Bilateral Relations with the US and for Canadian Affairs during the negotiation of NAFTA.

Co-sponsored by Consulate General of Mexico in Miami

Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center

Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy

Mexican Student Association

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