North American Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission


Mexico City

(15th Annual Meeting of the North American Group)

At The Four Seasons Hotel

Conference Chairman: Joseph Nye, Jr., North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission, Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge  

Friday, September 9

12:00 PM Lunch   

1:00 PM
Session 1: Mexico in North America: Changing Mexican Attitudes and What It Means for the Region  
Chair:  Andrés Rozental, Former Deputy Foreign Minister of Mexico; Senior     Policy Advisor, Chatham House; President, Rozental & Asociados
Presenters:  Ana Paola Bravo, Business and Marketing Planner, de la Riva Group, Mexico City   Pamela Gutierrez, Manager of Syndicated Studies, de la Riva Group, Mexico City   

1:30 PM   
Session 2:   Mexico’s Economic, Political and Reform Agenda

Panel:  Santiago Levy, Vice President, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington 
Luis Rubio, President, Centro de Investigacion para el Desarrollo, A.C. 
Jaime Zabludovsky, President, Mexican Council on International     Affairs   

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Session 3: Economic Growth & Competitiveness in North America
Chair:    Martin Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge; President Emeritus, National Bureau of Economic Research
Panel:  Pablo Ordorica, Senior Partner and Director, McKinsey and Co., Mexico City 
Michael Wilson, Chairman, Barclays Capital Canada, Inc., Toronto
Diana Farrell, CEO and President, JPMorgan Chase Institute, Washington; former Deputy Director, National Economic Council, and Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy

7:00 PM   
Reception & Dinner  
Chair:  Heidi Crebo-Rediker, CEO, International Capital Strategies, Washington
Speaker:  José Antonio Gonzalez, Director General, PEMEX

Saturday, September 10

9:00 AM  
Session 4: The U.S. Presidential Election: What Does It Say About the U.S. electorate?
Chair: Karen Elliott House, Journalist, Princeton, NJ; Senior Fellow, Belfer     Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge
Panel: Lee Cullum, Contributing Columnist, Dallas Morning News; Radio and Television Commentator, Dallas
Matt Schlapp, Chairman, American Conservative Union, Washington 
Kathleen Sebelius, former Governor of Kansas 

11:00 AM  
Session 5: Its Likely Effects on the Region 
Chair: Jaime Serra, North American Deputy Chairman 
Panel:   Carlos Heredia, Associate Professor, Department of International Studies, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics   (CIDE), Mexico City  
Jeffrey Simpson,
former National Affairs Correspondent, Globe & Mail; Senior Fellow, University of Ottawa
Carla Hills, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hills & Company, International Consultants, Washington       

12:30 PM Lunch 
North America: A Conversation with Ernesto Zedillo
Interlocutor:  John Negroponte, Vice Chair, McLarty Associates, Washington; former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
Speaker:   Ernesto Zedillo, Director of the Center for the Study of Globalization, Yale University, New Haven; former President of Mexico 

2:00 PM    
Session 6: Revisiting Regional Drug Policies  Chair:  Ernesto Zedillo, Director of the Center for the Study of Globalization, Yale University, New Haven; former President of Mexico
Panel:  Alejandro Hope, Director of Security Policy, Mexican Competitiveness Institute, Mexico City  
Peter Reuter, Director, Program on the Economics of Crime and Justice Policy, University of Maryland; Senior Economist, RAND Corporation

4:00 PM    
Session VIICentral American Migration:  Its Causes & Prospects
Chair:  Kevin Casas Zamora, Senior Fellow and Director of the Peter D. Bell     Rule of Law Program at the Inter-American Dialogue; former Vice President of Costa Rica
Panel:  Art DeFehr, President & CEO, Palliser Furniture, Ltd., Winnipeg 
Fernando Carrera, former Foreign Minister of Guatemala

7:30 PM   
Reception & Dinner 
Chair:  Joseph S. Nye, Jr., University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge   
Speaker:  Claudia Ruiz, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico