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U.S.-Mexico Relations Under Trump’s Fire: How Is Mexico Responding?

March 20, 2017  |  12:15:00  |  LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.122

On Monday, March 20, the Robert Strauss Center and the LBJ School of Public Affairs are excited to welcome Dr. Rafael Fernández de Castro (Chair, ITAM’s Department of International Studies, Mexico City, MX and LBJ Alumnus) for a talk about U.S.-Mexico relations under the Trump administration.

This event is free and open to the public.

During his electoral campaign, Trump turned Mexico and Mexican immigrants into his political “piñata”. Mexicans are infuriated, but the Peña administration is trying to appease Trump. Is Trump going to be able to implement his threats to Mexico–build the wall, derail NAFTA and deport millions of Mexicans? What effect will the Trump administration have in the US-Mexican relations?

Dr. Fernández de Castro served as Foreign Policy Advisor to former Mexican president Felipe Calderon. He is the founder and head of the Department of International Studies at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), as well as editor of Foreign Affairs en Español. Dr. Fernández de Castro often writes for Reforma and Proceso. In addition, he has published numerous academic articles and written several books, including The United States and Mexico: Between Partnership and Conflict with Jorge Domínguez and The U.S. Congress: The Controversial Pivot of North America with Robert Pastor. Previously, Dr. Fernández de Castro participated in the Binational Panel on Migration, which published the U.S.-Mexico Binational Study on Migration. He got his BA in Political Science at ITAM, a Master’s in Public Policy at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of the University of Texas at Austin, and a PhD in Political Science from Georgetown University.

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