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On March 21st, join the Onero Institute’s Latin America and the Caribbean Program for a discussion on the state of the bilateral relationship between the United States and Mexico in its 200th year. Relations between the two countries are strong and vital, encompassing extensive commercial, cultural, and educational ties. The countries share a 2,000-mile border with 47 active land ports of entry, with hundreds of thousands of people crossing the border legally each day, and trade totaling $725.7 billion in 2021. Mexico is one of the United States’ closest and most valued partners, with an estimated 1.6 million U.S. citizens living there and it being the top foreign destination for U.S. travelers. To be sure, the bilateral relationship encompasses many issues in addition to strong points of collaboration, including trade and economic development, education exchange, citizen security, drug control, migration, human trafficking, entrepreneurship, innovation, environmental protection, climate change, and public health.

To make sense of the current state of the bilateral relationship, we will be joined by two panels followed by a keynote from the current Mexican Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Esteban Moctezuma. One panel will consist of two former United States ambassadors - Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne and Ambassador John Feeley - and one former Mexican Ambassador to the United States - Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez - and led by Cecily Fasanella of the Albright Stonebridge Group. 

The second panel will be led by the Deputy Director of the Wilson Center Lila Abed in discussion with one former and one current student of George Washington University’s Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program, Marijosé Martínez Lorenzo and Josué Rivera Rivera. 

Onero is proud to partner with LATAM@GW, the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program, and the Delta Phi Epsilon Foreign Service Fraternity, in bringing together both students and the most distinguished practitioners for a conversation on equal footing to discuss their perspectives on the U.S. - Mexico Relationship. 

Please join us from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Jack Morton Auditorium at GWU, and stay for a networking hour - free food and beverages included.

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