September 2016, Speaker Series: Mónica Ortiz-Uribe
On September 30, 2016, guest speaker Mónica Ortiz-Uribe, Senior Field Correspondent for KJZZ’s (NPR affiliate station in Phoenix) Fronteras Desk discussed the “Industrial Labor Issues in Mexico” from a journalist’s point of view, with a specific focus on Ciudad Juarez.
Border Crossing Research Visioning Meeting
On September 16, 2016, the Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness together with the Center for Inter-American Border Studies, organized a Border Crossing Research Visioning meeting on the nexus of issues involved in ordinary border crossing. This was a great opportunity that brought together community representatives from public organizations, NGO’s and the academia, to share their views on the dynamics at the border. Most importantly, participants explored the possibilities to participate in research projects on how to improve crossing times, reduce the environmental impact and to come up with better mechanisms and strategies to manage the border more effectively.
April 2016 Speaker Series: Ioan Grillo
An English journalist and writer based in Mexico City, Ioan Grillo has been reporting on the Mexican Drug War the Latin American illegal drug trade since 2001. He is the author of the books “Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars”, “Killing Fields and “the New Politics of Latin America” (released 2016) and “El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency” (released 2011).
Ambassador Miguel Basañez
On February 23, 2016 The Hunt Institute together with the Center for Inter-American Border Studies, and in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso, hosted the book presentation of the Mexican Ambassador to the U.S., Dr. Miguel Basañez, entitled “A world of Three Cultures”. The book examines the impact of culture on global development. by drawing on extensive quantitative data, the author identifies three “hyper clusters” of culture in the world: honor, achievement and joy.
January 2016 Speaker Series: Victor Aguirre López
The first of our Speaker Series of 2016, took place in January. “The Legal and Financial Concerns of Entrepreneurs in Mexico”, presented by Victor Aguirre López from Mexico City. Brought together stakeholders from public and private organizations in charge of promoting entrepreneurialism in our region, research institutes, incubators, business students, local businesses and start-ups. This presentation explained the legal and financial start-up environment in Mexico City.