North American Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission



(12th Meeting of the North American Group)

At the St. Regis 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 8

7:00 PM, Reception & Dinner, St. Regis Hotel DINNER SESSION: The Politics & Economy of Mexico Chair: Luis Rubio, President, CIDAC (Center for Research Development)Panel:      Carlos Elizondo, Professor and Researcher, Centro de Investigación y

Docencia Económicas (CIDE)

Mauricio González, Partner and Co-founder of GEA, Grupo de Economists y Asociados


Saturday, November 9

9:00 AM – 10:45 AM SESSION 1: Re-Engaging Russia Chair: Paula Dobriansky, Senior Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; former Undersecretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs

Panel: John C. Sloan, FormerAmbassador of Canada to Russia

Gabriel Guerra Castellanos, President and CEO of Guerra Castellanos & Associates

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM SESSION 2: Border Security: Politics & PossibilitiesChair: John Manley, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE); former Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance

Panel: Andrés Rozental, former Mexican Deputy Foreign Minister; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Latin America Initiative, Brookings Institution

Simon Kennedy, Canadian Deputy Minister for International Trade 

Frances Fragos Townsend, Senior Vice President, MacAndrews and Forbes Holdings, Inc., New York; CNN National Security Contributor; former Assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and Chair, Homeland Security Council

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM SESSION 3: Cyber SecurityKeynote Speaker: Dennis Blair, former U.S. Director of National Intelligence; former Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command


Gordon Smith, Distinguished Fellow of the Centre for International Governance Innovation

Juan Carlos Guel, former Coordinator for the Prevention of Electronic Crime, Mexican Federal Police

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

SESSION 4: Regional Energy Changes

Cambridge, MA; former Director of Central Intelligence; former U.S. Deputy Secretary Defense

Chair: John M. Deutch, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Panel: Adrian Lajous, former CEO, Pemex; Chairman, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies; President, Petrométrica, S.C.; Non-executive director, Schlumberger, Ltd. and Trinity Industries Inc.

James Prentice, Senior Vice President & Vice Chairman, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Meghan O'Sullivan, Evron and Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of  International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan, National Security Council

7:00 PM, Reception & Dinner, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores

DINNER SESSION Interlocutor: John Negroponte, Vice Chair, McLarty Associates, Washington; former Ambassador to Mexico; former Deputy Secretary of State


Jose Antonio Meade, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico

Ildefonso Guajardo, Secretary of the Economy      Sunday, December 10

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

SESSSION 5: NAFTA & North American  Identity

Chair: Carla A. Hills, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hills & Company,

International Consultants; former U.S. Trade Representative; former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Panel: Jaime Serra, former Mexican Secretary of Commerce and Industry; Chairman, SAI Law and Economics; Founder, Aklara, the Arbitration Center of Mexico, and the NAFTA Fund of Mexico

John M. Weekes, Senior Business Advisor, Bennett Jones; former Canadian Ambassador to the WTO

Susan Schwab, Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, and Strategic Advisor, Mayer Brown, LLP; former U.S. Trade Representative

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM SESSION 6: Varying Trends in the Western Hemisphere Chair: Raymond Chrétien, Partner and Strategic Advisor, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, former Ambassador to Mexico and the United States


Dudley Ankerson, former member of the British Diplomatic Service; Director of Latin Insight Consulting; Special Adviser to the British Government

Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, the Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

Santiago Levy, Vice President for Sectors and Knowledge, Inter-American Development Bank 12:30 pm Informal lunch 

Next Trilateral Commission Plenary Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C., Friday, April 25, to Sunday, April 27, 2013.