ONLINE EVENT: 100 Days of the Biden-Harris Administration – What Lies Ahead for US-Mexico Ties?


The election of President Biden and the Covid-19 crisis has created an opportunity to rethink and redesign the relationship between Mexico and the United States. With this objective, the US-Mexico Forum 2025, a group of Mexican and US scholars, practitioners, and experts, have proposed a course for the bilateral relationship in five strategic areas: migration; security and public health; trade, economy and work; energy and sustainable development; and strategic diplomacy.

Join us for a webinar, co-hosted by the Inter-American Dialogue, the Center for US-Mexican Studies at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and the Atlantic Council, that will focus on three of the five key issues discussed by the US-Mexico Forum 2025: energy and sustainability, security and public health, and humanitarian border issues. 

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We invite participants to submit questions through the Q&A function in Zoom. 


12:00pm – 12:05pm






Jason Marczak, Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council




Michael Shifter, President, Inter-American Dialogue


12:05pm – 12:10pm


Framing remarks: The State of U.S.-Mexico Relations Under Biden and AMLO



Rafael Fernández de Castro, Director, Center for US-Mexican Studies, UCSD


12:10pm – 12:20pm


Panel 1: Energy and Sustainability – Learning to Live with Each Other



Carlos Pascual, Senior Vice President for Global Energy, IHS Markit



Lisa Viscidi, Program Director, Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries, Inter-American Dialogue



Samantha Gross, Director, Energy Security and Climate Initiative, Brookings Institution


12:20pm – 12:30pm


Panel 2: Human Security and Public Health




Cecilia Farfán, Head, Security Research Programs, Center for US-Mexican Studies, UCSD




Michael Lettieri, Senior Fellow, Human Rights, Center for US-Mexican Studies, UCSD




Andrew Rudman, Director, Mexico Institute, The Wilson Center


12:30pm – 12:40pm 


Panel 3: Humanitarian Border Issues & the Biden-Harris Migration Aspirations




Andrew Selee, President, Migration Policy Institute



Theresa Brown, Managing Director, Immigration and Cross-border Policy, Bipartisan Policy Institute




Laura Collins, Director, Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative, George W. Bush Institute


12:40pm – 1:00pm


Public Q&A Session



Michael Shifter, President, Inter-American Dialogue


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