North American Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission: Mexico City, D.F., November 5-7, 2010

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(9th Meeting of the North American Group)

At the Four Seasons Hotel

Conference Chairman: Joseph S. Nye, Jr., University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; former Chair, National Intelligence Council and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs; North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission

Friday, November 5

8:00 pm
Reception and Dinner at Bolsa Mexicana de Valores
Speaker: Marcelo Ebrard, Head of Government of the Federal District (PRD)

Saturday, November 6

9:30-11:00 am
SESSION I: MEXICAN POLITICS AND ECONOMY
Chair: Luis Rubio, President, Center of Research for Development (CIDAC), Mexico City
Panel:
Sabino Bastidas, Managing Partner, Total Strategy Consulting Firm, SC, Mexico City
Macario Schettineo, Professor, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico City
Jésus Silva-Herzog Marquez, Professor of Law, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de México (ITAM), Mexico City

11:15 am-12:45 pm
SESSION II: U.S. AND CANADIAN POLITICAL/ECONOMIC UPDATE
David Gergen, Professor of Public Service and Director of the Center for Public Leadership, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Jeffrey Simpson, National Affairs Columnist, The Globe and Mail, Toronto, ON

1:00 pm
Lunch
COMBATTING DRUG VIOLENCE
Jeffrey Davidow, President, Institute of the Americas, La Jolla, CA; former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
Jorge Tello, Adviser to the President of Mexico on National Security, Mexico City

3:00-6:00 pm
SESSION III: IMMIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT
PART 1 — DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS IN THE AMERICAS
Chair: Michael Kergin, Senior Adviser, Bennett Jones LLP, Ottawa, ON; former Canadian Ambassador to the United States
Speaker: Douglas Massey, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; Massey Demographic and Economic Convergence
Commentator: Francisco Alba, Professor, El Colegio de México, Mexico City

PART 2 — MAJOR ISSSUES
Panel:
Art DeFehr, President and Chief Executive Officer, Palliser Furniture, Winnipeg, MB
Panel:
Demetrios Papademetriou, President, Migration Policy Institute, Washington, DC
Oscar Rocha, Asset Protection Director, Walmart de México y CentroAmérica, Mexico City; former Chief Adviser for International Affairs to the Mexican Secretary of Public Security and to the Attorney General of Mexico

8:00 pm
Reception and dinner at the Museo Interactivo de Economia
Speaker: Felipe Calderón, President of Mexico

Sunday, November 7

9:00-10:30 am
SESSION 4: THE NORTH AMERICAN ECONOMY: CAN IT COMPETE?
Chair: Jaime Serra, Chairman, SAI Consulting, Mexico City; former Mexican Minister of Trade and Industry
Panel:
Gary Hufbauer, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC
Luis de la Calle, Managing Partner, De La Calle, Madrazo, Mancera, SC, Mexico City
Wendy Dobson, Professor and Co-Director, Institute for International Business, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Dobson slides

10:45 am-12:00 noon
SESSION 5: ENERGY TRANSITION AND CLIMATE CHANGE: AN UPDATE
Chair: Meghan O’Sullivan, Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Harold Kvisle, former Chief Executive Officer (Retired), Transcanada Pipeline, Calgary, AB; Kvisle slides
Luis Téllez, President and Chairman of the Board, Mexican Stock Exchange, Mexico City

12:15 pm
Informal lunch

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