North American Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission: Cancun, Mexico, September 28-30, 2007

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(6th Meeting of the North American Group)

At the Ritz Carlton Hotel Cancun

Conference Chairman: Thomas S. Foley, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Washington, DC; North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission
Host Country Chairman: Lorenzo Zambrano, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, CEMEX, Garza Garcia, NL; North American Deputy Chairman, Trilateral Commission

Friday, September 28

6:30-8:00 pm
Welcome reception

8:00-9:00 pm
INTERNATIONAL CONSEQUENCES OF NORTH AMERICAN POLICY CHOICES
Panel:
John Ibbitson, (pdf 27kb/4pp) Columnist, Globe and Mail, Washington, DC
John Bruton, (pdf 22kb/3pp) European Union Ambassador and Head, Delegation of the European Commission to the United States, Washington, DC

Saturday, September 29

9:00-10:30 am 
SESSION I: THE STATE OF MEXICAN DEMOCRACY
Chair: Luis Rubio, President, Center of Research for Development (CIDAC), Mexico City, DF
Panel:
Rolando Cordera, Professor of Economics, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, DF; former Member of the United Socialist Party of Mexico (PSUM, predecessor of the Party of the Democratic Revolution [PRD]); Mexico City, DF
Carlos Heredia, (pdf 28kb/4pp) Member of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD); Economist, Mexico City, DF; Advisor to the Governor of Michoacán
Leonardo Curzio Gutierrez, (pdf 23kb/3pp) Researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, DF; News Director of NRM Communications

12:15-2:00 pm
Lunch
U.S. FOREIGN POLICY UNDER THE NEXT PRESIDENT
Panel:
Karen Elliott House, (pdf 20kb/2pp) Writer, Princeton, NJ; former Senior Vice President, Dow Jones & Company, and Publisher The Wall Street Journal
Joseph S. Nye, Jr., (pdf 28kb/4pp) Distinguished Service Professor at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

2:15-5:15 pm
SESSION II: "THE CHAVEZ PHENOMENON": IMPLICATIONS FOR THE HEMISPHERE
Chair: Jeffrey Davidow, (pdf 22kb/3pp) President, Institute of the Americas, La Jolla, CA; former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and Venezuela
Panel:
Paul Durand, Representative of the Organization of American States in the Dominican Republic; former Canadian Ambassador to Chile and to the Organization of American States; Canada's former National Coordinator for the Summit of the Americas Process; Ottawa, ON
Joaquin Villalobos, Ph.D. Candidate, Oxford University; former Military Leader of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), El Salvador
V. Manuel Rocha, (pdf 33kb/5pp) Managing Director, The Globis Group, Miami, FL; former U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia; former Deputy Principal Officer, U.S. Interests Section, Cuba

6:30-7:30 pm
Reception

7:30-8:30 pm
Dinner
Speaker: Felipe Calderón, President of Mexico

Sunday, September 30

8:30-10:30 am 
SESSION III: REASSESSING NORTH AMERICAN COUNTER NARCOTIC POLICIES
Chair: Raymond Chrétien, former Ambassador of Canada to the Congo, Belgium, Mexico, the United States, and France; Montréal, QC
Panel:
Paul Kennedy, (pdf 46kb/7pp) Chair, Commission for Public Complaints against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; former Chair, Inter-American Drug Abuse Commission of the Organization of American States; Ottawa, ON
Eduardo Medina Mora, (pdf 23kb/3pp) Attorney General of Mexico
Jeffrey Davidow, (pdf 24kb/3pp) President, Institute of the Americas, La Jolla, CA; former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and Venezuela

10:45 am-12:45 pm
SESSION IV: NAFTA'S INVESTMENT CLIMATE: AN OPEN DOOR
Chair: Paul A. Volcker, former Chairman, Board of Governors, U.S. Federal Reserve System; New York, NY
Panel:
John Manley, (pdf 32kb/4pp) former Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Ottawa, ON
Herminio Blanco Mendoza, former Mexican Secretary of Commerce and Industrial Development, Mexico City, DF
Gary Hufbauer, Senior Fellow, Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC

1:00 pm
Informal lunch

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