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US-Mexico Transborder Issues

A Public Policy Symposium

Friday, May 30, 2008
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Covel Commons
North Ridge Room
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

9 AM               Welcome

Nicholas Entrikin 
UCLA Acting Vice Provost and Dean, International Institute
 
Opening Remarks 
Randal Johnson
Director UCLA Latin American Institute
 
                       Presentation and Objectives
James Wilkie,
Chair, UCLA Program on Mexico
Ismael García Castro,
Director UAS Facultad de Relaciones Internacionales y Políticas Públicas
                        Gustavo Padilla Montes
                                                      Coordinator General, University of Guadalajara Campus in Los Angeles
 
9:15-10:45       “Evolution of Immigration Patterns and Possible Policy Solutions
 
Moderator: Guillermo Ibarra (UAS) 
 
Ismael García Castro, Blas Valenzuela, and Erika Montoya (UAS)
 
Abel Valenzuela (UCLA)
 
11-1                 “Energy Policy Reform in Mexico, Transborder Oil Fields and Foreign Investment”
 
                        Moderator: James Wilkie (UCLA)
 
Francisco Labastida Ochoa (UAS; Mexico Senator; Former PRI Presidential Candidate)
 
Porfirio Muñoz Ledo, (University of Guadalajara;
President of Frente Amplio Progresista—Coalition of Leftist Political Parties)
 
Mario Gabriel Budebo (UCLA Alumnus; Mexico’s Undersecretary of Energy Policy)
 
Aldo Flores (UCLA Alumnus; Assistant Secretary of International Affairs,
Ministry of Energy of Mexico
 
George Baker (Mexico Energy Intelligence)     
 
1-2:00              Lunch
 
2:00- 3:45 “Education Policy and North American Integration"
 
Moderator: David Hayes-Bautista (UCLA)      
 
Héctor Melesio Cuén Ojeda (UAS Chancellor)
 
Raúl Padilla (President, University of Guadalajara Foundation) 
 
José Angel Pescador Osuna (UAS; Former Secretary of Education of Mexico;
Former Mexican General Consul in Los Angeles)
 
Alfonso J. Galindo (UCLA Alumnus;
President, Promoción y Fomento Mexicano de la Excelencia)
 
4-5:30 “Trade Policy and Observed Patterns”
 
Moderator: Ana Luz Ruelas (UAS) 
                       
Héctor Barreto (President of The Latino Coalition;
Former Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration)
 
Eduardo Frias (UAS)
 
Rigoberto Armienta (UAS; Continental Growers)
 
Aarón Tornell (UCLA) 
 
Alfonso Velasco (University of Guadalajara;
Centro de Estudios para la Globalidad, Mexico City)
 


DilianaPeregrina
(310) 825-4571
dperegri@international.ucla.edu

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Center for Mexican Studies

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