LSE Mexico Conference 2011

Mexico Today: Economic Prospects and Public Security

Sponsored by LSE IDEAS Latin America International Affairs and the LSE Annual Fund.
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INAUGURATION

21 March 2011, 1pm, Sheikh Zayid Theatre (SZT), New Academic Building
 
Speakers: Ernesto Cordero Arroyo (Mexican Minister of Finance, SHCP), Eduardo Medina Mora (Mexican Ambassador in the UK), George Philip (Professor of the Government Department, LSE)

DAY 1

THE MEXICAN ECONOMY AND FUTURE PROSPECTS

21 March, 1.30pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, NAB. LG08|. 
 
I.   Globalisation of the Mexican economy and the post-recession climate
 
- Oil dependency and energy: recent developments and an uncertain future
- Risk economic assessment and public security in Mexico
- Taxation bottlenecks and fiscal reform
- Financial sector: future monetary policy steps
- The global markets and financial regulation
 
Roundtable: 6-8pm, CLM.D602|, LSE
 
* Carlos Murrieta Cummings, Director de Operaciones, Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX)
* Alejandro Hernández, Pro Director, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
* Edgar Camargo, Chief Mexico Economist Bank of America Merrill Lynch
* Juan Pardinas, Director General, Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad (IMCO),      LSE Alumnus (Tbc)
 
Chair: Professor Andrés Rodríguez-Posé, Economic Geography, LSE
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DAY 2

* KEYNOTE SPEAKER: ALEJANDRO POIRÉ *
National Security Spokesman, Presidencia de la República
 
MEXICOS FIGHT FOR SECURITY: ACTIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
 
Chair: Professor Michael Cox, Head of Programme for Transatlantic Relations
March 22,1.30pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, NAB. LG08|,
 
I.   State policy on the war on drugs
 
Human rights and public security
International perspectives in conflict resolution and war against drug cartels
Rule of law and judicial reform in Mexico
The impact of the 2008 criminal justice reform and its implementation at state level
 
Roundtable: 6-8.30pm Wolfson Theatre,  NAB. LG01|

Speakers: Todd Landman (Director of the Institute for Democracy and Conflict Resolution, University of Essex), Joaquín Villalobos (International Conflict Resolution Consultant),Matthew C. Ingram (Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth).
Chair: Gareth Jones, Department of Geography LSE
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DAY 3

* SPEAKER: SERGIO MONTAÑO *
Oficial Mayor, Secretaría de Seguridad Pública (SSP)
Public security budgeting

March 23, 12.15-1.30pm, Tower 1 (U8)|

II. The impact of crime on democracy

- Crime in a historical perspective
- Crime and journalists
- Mexicos hydra: understanding the cartels
- The power of elites: drug barons and caciques and their beneficiaries
- Public security information
- Militarisation of the war on drugs
 
Roundtable: 6-8pm, CLM.D202|, LSE

Speakers: Pablo Piccato (Professor Columbia University), Eduardo Guerrero (Lantia Consultores),Mario Palma (Vice President of INEGI) Jesús López (Director Colegio de Veracruz)
Chair: Tanya Harmer, International History, LSE
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DAY 4

MEXICAN IDENTITY AND CULTURAL CHANGE
 
- Axiological Diagnosis of Mexico
- Cultural values, attitudes and institutions
- The role of culture in understanding economic and social change
- Elusive rule of law, incentives and culture
- Globalisation and cultural change
 
I. ROUNDTABLE: 6-8.30pm, Wolfson Theatre, NAB. LG01|

Speakers: Miguel Basáñez (Cultural Change Institute, The Fletcher School, Tufts University),Agustín Basave )author of Mexicanidad y esquizofrenia, Universidad Iberoamericana), Maxine Molyneux (Professor of Sociology and Institute Director, Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London) 
Chair:  Francisco Panizza, Government Department, LSE
 
II. TALK: Alcohol consumption patterns in Mexican Indigenous Communities
Luis B. Villalobos, Mexican Anthropologist
 5pm, COL.B212|, LSE
 
III. MEXICAN CONCERT

8-9pm, Wolfson Theatre, NAB. LG01|
 
MORGAN SZYMANSKI (Classic Guitar)

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