What is Ahead for Mexico? The 2018 Electoral Process and the Country's Outlook

Hosted by the Department of Government

London School of Economics and Political Science

During two days, experts will discuss two main topics: the 2018 electoral process itself and the upcoming national agenda. As for the first topic, electoral national and international experts and polling companies will discuss Mexico’s campaigns and election day. From their point of view, they will present their findings and challenges for the next electoral process. As for the second topic, speakers will discuss in different round tables their views on where Mexico is standing at the moment and where is it or should be heading to, pointing out it’s institutional strengths and challenges.

Tuesday 30 October

Opening Remarks
Time: 18:00 – 18:30
Location: NAB 1.04

  • Julian Ventura, Mexican Ambassador to the UK
  • Professor Francisco Panizza, LSE Government Department
  • Yolanda Meyenberg, (IIS-UNAM)
  • Gretel Cuevas, President LSE Mexican Society

Roundtable 1. Lessons from the 2018 Campaign
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Location: NAB 1.04

  • Francisco Abundis, Parametría
  • Jorge Buendía, Buendia y Laredo,
  • Yolanda Meyenberg (IIS-UNAM)
  • Chair: Gareth Jones, Director of Latin America and Caribbean Centre

Welcome Reception
Time: 20:00-21:00
Location: Staff Common Room


Wednesday 31 October

Roundtable 2. The 2018-2024 Agenda (I): Security, Human Rights and Environmental Policy
Time: 18:00-19.30 
Location: NAB 1.07

  • Alejandra Díaz de León,  LSE Department of Sociology
  • Vidal Romero. Visiting Fellow. Latin America and Caribbean Centre
  • Chair: Francisco Panizza, LSE Department of Government


Thursdsay  November 1st

Roundtable 3. The 2018- 2024 Agenda (2) Gender and Equality Agenda
Time: 13:00 -14:30 
Location: NAB 2.04

  • Ana Vázquez Colmenares, Government of Oaxaca
  • Georgina Waylen, University of Manchester, Politics, School of Social Sciences
  • Alexandra Haas, President of National Council to Prevent Discrimination
  • Chair: Dr Tanya Harmer, LSE, Associate Professor Department of International History

Roundtable 4. The 2018 Electoral Process and AMLO´s Labour Reform Agenda
Time: 16:30 -18:00
Location: OLD 4.10

  • Reyes Rodríguez Mondragón, TEPJF
  • Professor Kevin Middlebroock, University College London
  • Chair: Francisco Panizza, LSE Department of Government


Roundtable 5. The 2018-2024 Agenda (3) Economy and Energy Politics
Time: 18:00 -19:30 
Location: NAB 2.04

  • Rodrigo Aguilera, Economist
  • Pedro Gurrola-Pérez, Mathematician
  • Néstor Castaneda, University College London
  • Chair: Kathryn Hochstetler, LSE Professor of International Development
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