The Mexico - U.S. Relationship at a Crossroads: Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan

Mon Oct 2, 2017
A Conversation with the former Ambassador of Mexico to the United StatesTuesday, September 26, 2017 4:30pm-6:00pm Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)The relationship between Mexico and the United States is vitally important to both countries. Over the course of the past several decades, bilateral cooperation has grown to unprecedented levels, but with the Trump administration in office, the relationship is at a crossroads. Arturo Sarukhan, Mexico’s ambassador to the United States from 2007-2013, examined the key issues involved in the Mexico- U.S. relationship, including security and law enforcement cooperation, border management, and trade and investment and provide insight regarding future developments in the relationship.Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan is an international strategic consultant and advisor based in Washington DC. A career diplomat and digital diplomacy pioneer, Sarukhan served as Mexican Ambassador to the United States (2007-2013), the first Ambassador to this country to use Twitter in an official capacity. As a member of the Mexican Foreign Service, he also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs, Chief of Policy Planning at the Foreign Ministry, and Mexican Consul-General to New York. In 2006 he joined the Presidential Campaign of Felipe Calderon as Foreign Policy Advisor and International Spokesperson. He then led the foreign policy Transition Team.Co-sponsored by the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, the Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies Program, and the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences