On September 21, join University of California President Janet Napolitano and Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Government at Tecnológico de Monterrey Alejandro Poiré at a forum that will address the current state and prospective future of U.S.-Mexico trade relations in light of the current policy and political climate. This event is co-sponsored by partners including the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations and the Progressive Policy Institute.
With a long and complex history, the relationship between the United States and Mexico is one of great importance, and one that is dependent on many shared economic, social, cultural and political priorities. The implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994 signaled a new beginning in the countries’ relationship, opening the Mexican economy to much of the world for the first time. But in the wake of a new presidential administration – from talks of renegotiating NAFTA, to building a border wall, to shifting immigration priorities – the future of U.S.-Mexico trade relations is uncertain.
Please join us in participating in a dialogue on free trade agreements, and specifically the impact NAFTA has had on the economy, jobs and labor mobility, education, national security and trade in the United States, Mexico and Canada, as well as some of the more targeted impacts of the existing trade agreement, including NAFTA’s impact on small, women and minority-owned busineses; rural and western economies; and e-commerce.