US-Mexico Bilateral Relations & Updated NAFTA – May 23, 2017

  • US-Mexico Bilateral Relations & Updated NAFTA - May 23, 2017
    May 23, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies invite you to a Trade Talk to consider perspectives on US-Mexico Bilateral Relations and an updated North American Free Trade Agreement.

Featuring:

Ana Luisa Fajer Flores, Chief of Staff, Embassy of Mexico

Chief of Staff to the Ambassador of Mexico in the United States

Ana Luisa Fajer Flores has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and has a Master’s Degree in African Studies from El Colegio de México (COLMEX). She has been a member of the Mexican Foreign Service since 1993.

Ms. Fajer has held various government positions including Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Mexico in the United States; Director General for North America; Consul in St. Paul, Minnesota; Director General for Africa and the Middle East; Advisor to the President of the Committee of Foreign Affairs of Mexico Senate, and Advisor for International Affairs to the Director of the Center for Intelligence and National Security (CISEN). She also served as Director of the Mexican Council for International Affairs and Coordinator of International and Inter-institutional Relations of the National Institute of Migration.

and

Karen Antebi, NAFTA Office, Embassy of Mexico

Karen Antebi serves as Economic Counselor for the Trade and NAFTA Office at the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, D.C. where she leads Mexico’s trade advocacy and communication strategies with the US Congress, Administration, and private sector.

Before rejoining the Trade and NAFTA Office at the Embassy of Mexico in 2016, Karen spent the past three years at BSA |The Software Alliance leading the global license compliance advocacy program to encourage greater awareness of the importance of software compliance and digital risk among the C-Suite, governments and publicly listed companies. She also advocated on international trade and data issues, fair market access in government procurement, IP protection policies, and immigration reform.

Moderator:

Kimberly Breier, Deputy Director of the Americas Program & Director of the US-Mexico Futures Initiative

Kimberly Breier is the Deputy Director of the Americas Program and the Director of the US-Mexico Futures Initiative.  She is a policy and intelligence professional with more than 18 years experience on Western Hemisphere affairs, with particular expertise on Latin American politics. For the past five years she served as Vice President of the boutique consulting firm Peschard Sverdrup International, leading country risk assessment teams for private clients in Mexico, Argentina, and Chile. Ms. Breier is an expert participant in the George W. Bush Center’s North America Working Group, focusing on North American energy policy and border infrastructure.

Previously, Ms. Breier served for more than a decade in the US intelligence community as a political analyst and manager. She founded and managed the first-ever tradecraft team focused on improving analytic writing and thinking on Iraq.  She is certified by the Sherman Kent School of Intelligence Analysis as a tradecraft trailblazer and facilitator of the application of advanced analytic techniques and tools to policy questions.

Preregistration required due to limited space of 40 seats.

Pricing:
Members: Free
Non-members: $25

Location

Venue:  

Address:
1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., 20036, United States

Description:
Nearest Metros:  Farragut North & Dupont Circle