CONFERENCE | Assessing Mexico’s 2012 General Elections . 1st June

With the generous support of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office & The Institute for the Study of the Americas. A general Presidential election is to be held in Mexico on Sunday, July 1, 2012. This is the UK’s chance to participate in an international debate on the subject.

Speakers:                                                                                                                                      Alan Knight, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford                                                     Arturo Sánchez, El Colegio de México                                                                                  Joaquín Villalobos (security adviser to Mexican and Colombian governments)           Enrique Berruga Filloy, Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales                            Kevin J. Middlebrook (Institute for the Study of the Americas)                                  Laurence Whitehead (Nuffield College, University of Oxford)

Programme:                                                                                                                                 1:30-3:30 pm: The 2012 Elections and Their Implications                                                    Chair Alan Knight, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford                                                Panelists:                                                                                                                                      Arturo Sánchez (El Colegio de México), “Mexico Votes: The Political and Institutional Context”                                                                                                                           Joaquín Villalobos (security adviser to Mexican and Colombian governments), “Public Security Issues and the 2012 Electoral Campaign”                                                        Enrique Berruga Filloy (Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales), “The Elections and Mexico’s International Role”

3:30-4:00 Coffee

4:00-5:30 pm: Roundtable Discussion on the 2012 Elections and Mexican Politics
Opening remarks by Kevin J. Middlebrook (Institute for the Study of the Americas) and
Laurence Whitehead (Nuffield College, University of Oxford)

5:30 pm: Closing reception and launch of Graciela Bensusán and Kevin J. Middlebrook, Organized Labour and Politics in Mexico: Changes, Continuities and Contradictions (ISA, 2012)

Venue : The Court Room (Senate House, First Floor), South Block of Senate House, 1st Floor. Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

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