Thursday, October 11

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
A Conversation with Felipe Calderon

Join us for a welcome reception with Georgetown University Chairman Bill Doyle (C'72) and other Georgetown leaders, featuring a conversation with Felipe Calderon, former President of Mexico (2006 -2012).

Hyatt Regency Mexico City
No Cost

Friday, October 12

Access to all Friday panels: $40 for alumni and friends, $25 for young alumni

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Breakfast
Hyatt Regency Mexico City
No Cost
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

We will explore the lost city of Tenochtitlán in the lively Downtown neighborhood. We will visit archaeological sites and architectural remains, examining how Aztec culture is still alive in Mexico City today. We will observe renowned buildings and places in the City Center: Pre-Hispanic, Colonial, Modern, and Contemporary Mexico are all to be found together with 700 years of history.

Downtown Walking Tour with Lunch
$50 General / $40 Young Alumni
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:15am
Mexico-U.S. Migration: Past, Present, and Future

Moderated by Agustín Barrios Gómez , former Deputy of the LXII Legislature of the Mexican Congress

Hyatt Regency Mexico City
Included in Friday Panel Pass: $40 General / $25 Young Alumni
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:45pm

Moderated by Gael O'Sullivan, Project Director of the Global Smart Drinking Goals Program at Georgetown University

Featuring:

Marcela Cristo Vaca, Sustainability Director of the Grupo Modelo Foundation
Jeanine Buzali, Major Gifts Officer at Ashoka

Hyatt Regency Mexico City
Included in Friday Panel Pass: $40 General / $25 Young Alumni
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 2:45pm to 4:00pm

Moderated by Alvaro Santos, professor of law and director of Georgetown's Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas (CAROLA)


Featuring:

  • Luz María de la Mora, Designated Undersecretary for Foreign Trade by the Elected Government, Ministry of the Economy, Mexico
  • Ken Smith, Chief NAFTA Negotiator, Ministry of the Economy, Mexico
  • Eduardo Solis Sánchez, Executive Chairman of the Mexican Association of the Automotive Industry
  • Enrique Dussel Peters, Graduate School of Economics, UNAM


Where NAFTA goes, so does trade. The North American Free Trade Agreement has become a litmus test for the future of trade and globalization. Swaying between continuation and termination, NAFTA negotiations have shed light on important economic and political tensions brought about by regional integration. Often overlooked, NAFTA’s distributional consequences, within and between its partner countries are now front and center. The current moment presents an important opportunity to rethink the purpose of NAFTA and consider whether it can offer an alternative between liberal globalization as we know it and retrenchment to economic nationalism. Whether facing the implementation of NAFTA 2.0 or still in the process of negotiation, panelists will discuss what lessons can be drawn from the first 25 years of NAFTA as a strategy for economic development. They will discuss how this diagnosis may shape a new NAFTA and what domestic policies countries could implement to take greater advantage of the treaty. Finally, panelists will share their views on how NAFTA would affect the future of trade in the hemisphere. Moderated by Alvaro Santos, professor of law and director of Georgetown's Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas (CAROLA).

Hyatt Regency Mexico City
Included in Friday Panel Pass: $40 General / $25 Young Alumni
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
University Reception
Museo Memoria y Tolerancia
$65 General / $50 Young Alumni
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:00pm to Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Young Alumni Event
Downtown Mexico
Calle Isabel la Catolica 30, Centro Histórico, Centro
No Cost

Saturday, October 13

Access to all Saturday panels: $40 for alumni and friends, $25 for young alumni

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Breakfast
Hyatt Regency Mexico City
No Cost
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

We will explore the lost city of Tenochtitlán in the lively Downtown neighborhood. We will visit archaeological sites and architectural remains, examining how Aztec culture is still alive in Mexico City today. We will observe renowned buildings and places in the City Center: Pre-Hispanic, Colonial, Modern, and Contemporary Mexico are all to be found together with 700 years of history.

Hyatt Regency Mexico City
$50 General / $40 Young Alumni
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:15am

Moderated by Mo Elleithee, executive director of GU Politics at Georgetown's McCourt School of Public Policy

Featuring:

Amy Glover, CEO of Speyside Mexico
Jenny Guardado, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University

Hyatt Regency Mexico City
Included in Saturday Panel Pass: $40 General / $25 Young Alumni
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:45pm

Moderated by Rev. Matthew Carnes, S.J., director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown's Walsh School of Foreign Service


Featuring:

John Tutino, Director of the Americas Initiative, Georgetown University
Kelly Otter, Dean of the School of Continuing Studies

The Jesuits are sometimes described as the world’s first multinational venture. The system of schools and enterprises they set up around the globe in the 16th and 17th centuries fundamentally shaped education, economic opportunity, and social change in lasting ways. This panel examines the historic and ongoing role of Jesuits in education and economic and social life, especially across the Americas. It highlights the characteristics that have made -- and continue to make -- a Jesuit perspective different and impactful. Finally, it traces the way that current Jesuit institutions, including Georgetown and the Universidad Iberoamericana, foster development and change both locally and globally. Moderated by Rev. Matthew Carnes, S.J., director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown's Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Hyatt Regency Mexico City
Included in Saturday Panel Pass: $40 General / $25 Young Alumni
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:45pm

Moderated by Uwe S. Brandes, Associate Professor of the Practice and Faculty Director, Urban & Regional Planning, Georgetown School of Continuing Studies


Featuring:

Diego Fernández, Secretary for Social and Urban Integration, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Erica Chávez Castillo, LATAM PS Lead for Microsoft in Mexico

Every day, new information and communications technologies generate unprecedented amounts of data about how we live. This data encompasses everything from how and where we move to the types of products we consume each and every day. As these new technologies have been rapidly absorbed by the public, private, and non-profit sectors, local communities are also looking to new sources to help shape how they develop and grow, as well as how they affect the lives of their citizens. How are forward-thinking cities, especially in Latin America, taking advantage of this deluge of information to enhance their communities and advance the common good? Join Uwe S. Brandes, Associate Professor of Practice and Faculty Director of the Georgetown School of Continuing Studies' Urban & Regional Planning masters program, for a conversation about these exciting new developments in Latin American cities.

Hyatt Regency Mexico City
Included in Saturday Panel Pass: $40 General / $25 Young Alumni
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Tour of Palacio Nacional

Meet in the Hyatt Regency lobby at 3 PM

Palacio Nacional
Plaza de la Constitucion
No Cost
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Gala Dinner

Join us for our signature event for the weekend, our Gala Dinner. We will be featuring remarks from a special guest, as well as key officials from Georgetown University.

Museo Soumaya
$100 General / $75 Young Alumni

Sunday, October 14

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Mass

Celebrated by Rev. Matthew Carnes, S.J.

Hyatt Regency Mexico City
No Cost
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

Guided by a local expert, guests will visit the Sun and Moon pyramids, Jaguar Palace, Agriculture Palace, Quetzalpapalotl Palace, Calzada de los Muertos (the Path of the Death), and the Quetzalcoatl Temple. We will attend an Indigenous ceremony, and at the end participate in a mezcal & pulque tasting.

Teotihuacán, Mexico
$100 General / $80 Young Alumni