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Judy Ley Allen Mexico Centered

Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico

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The "Judy Ley Allen Mexico Centered" podcast features interviews with academics, former government officials and other experts on issues central to the U.S.-Mexico relation. The podcast is hosted by the Baker Institute's Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice University in Houston, Texas. For more information on our work, please visit https://www.bakerinstitute.org/center-for-the-united-states-and-mexico/ Music from www.bensound.com
 
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Alicia Kerber Palma, consul general of Mexico in Houston since 2019, talks about her time in the Mexican Foreign Service, the programs and services provided by Mexico’s Consulate General in Houston, feminist foreign policy, and the binational relationship. For more information on the Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico visit our…
 
This podcast is in Spanish. Eduardo Guerrero, socio fundador y director de Lantia Consultores y Lantia Intelligence, habla sobre la complicada situación de seguridad nacional y el incremento en la violencia relacionada al crimen organizado en México. Para mayor información sobre el Centro para Estados Unidos y México del Instituto Baker, visite nue…
 
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice University, discusses the implications of the 2021 midterm elections for Mexico’s president, the president's party, the opposition, and electoral institutions. For more information on the Baker…
 
On June 6, Mexico will hold its midterm elections. A total of 21,368 elected positions will be on the ballot, making this the largest single-day election in Mexico’s history. The results will define Mexico’s political landscape through at least 2024, and may also determine whether President López Obrador and his political party, MORENA, will contin…
 
James Gerber, professor emeritus of economics at San Diego State University, and Eduardo Mendoza, professor in the Department of Economic Studies at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, discuss the challenges in making comparisons between sub-national units across the U.S.-Mexico border with existing data. They offer recommendations for future data col…
 
Catherine Glazer, U.S. immigration attorney, discusses what the current path to permanent residency is, the obstacles for DACA recipients, and potential avenues the current administration could pursue to grant permanent legal status to Dreamers. Glazer is the author of the recently published research paper "The Materialization of a Dream: Creating …
 
Vincent Speranza, Managing Director of Endeavor Mexico, discusses the growth of venture capital and entrepreneurship in Mexico, the role of Endeavor in supporting entrepreneurs, and the challenges and opportunities during the pandemic. For more information on the Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico visit our website at https://w…
 
Tony Payan, director of the Baker Institute’s Center for the United States and Mexico, discusses the expectations for Mexico in 2021 in regard to the country's economy, politics, public health, and the binational relationship with the United States under the Biden administration. For more information on the Baker Institute Center for the United Sta…
 
Michael S. Malone, high-technology/business journalist, producer of the award-winning PBS miniseries The New Heroes, editor of Forbes ASAP magazine, and Dean’s Executive Professor at Santa Clara University, talks about his recent book, "El Tercer País", where he explores the connections between San Diego and Tijuana, the history of the border regio…
 
Mark P. Jones, fellow in political science at the Baker Institute and the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies at Rice University, talks about the binational relationship between the United States and Mexico in the context of the 2020 presidential election and the new president-elect. For more information on the Baker Institute Center f…
 
Eva Moya, Associate Professor, and Silvia Chavez-Baray, Post Doctoral Fellow, at the Department of Social Work, University of Texas at El Paso, talk about the unique characteristics of the US-Mexico border, the health of its residents, and the challenges and opportunities of managing health policy and outcomes during the Covid-19 pandemic. Their re…
 
Lucas McMillan, Dean, College of Behavioral & Social Sciences, Lander University; and Jorge Schiavon, Professor of International Relations at the International Studies Department, CID, talk about the ways in which subnational actors in Mexico and the U.S. engage to further international cooperation in benefit of their state or locality; how the cur…
 
Richard Kilroy, nonresident scholar in the Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico and associate professor of politics at Coastal Carolina University; and Abelardo Rodriguez Sumano, professor and researcher at Universidad Iberoamericana, discuss the key drivers impacting national security and defense relations between the United Sta…
 
In this episode, Tony Payan, director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice University's Baker Institute, analyzes the current situation of the coronavirus pandemic in Mexico. The Center hosted a webinar conversation on Mexico's response to the pandemic on April 1, 2020. It is available to view here. For more information on the Bak…
 
Nora Haenn, associate professor of anthropology and international studies at North Carolina State University, talks about how women experience and deal with the disruption to family dynamics that comes from migration and how they work to keep families together. Haenn’s new book Marriage after Migration: An Ethnography of Money, Romance, and Gender …
 
Tamaulipas governor Francisco Javier García Cabeza de Vaca discusses his administration’s plans to tackle drug-related violence and improve public safety as well as increase the production of shale gas and oil in the state. The Center for the United States and Mexico hosted governor García Cabeza de Vaca on Febraury 7, 2020. For more information, p…
 
Tony Payan, director of the Center for the United States and Mexico, discusses the expectations for the López Obrador administration in 2020. For more information on the Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico visit our website at https://www.bakerinstitute.org/USMEX , and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. To join our mailing list,…
 
Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico's director Tony Payan, and scholars Rodrigo Montes de Oca and Ivan Rodriguez-Sanchez, analyze López Obrador's first year in office, looking at the challenges faced, the successes, and what to keep an eye on in 2020. For more information on the Baker Institute Center for the United States and M…
 
Isidro Morales, nonresident scholar at the Center for the United States and Mexico and a senior professor and researcher at Tec de Monterrey, discusses the challenges Mexico faces in achieving self-sufficiency in the energy sector and suggests a path to resilience. This conversation focuses on his recent publication for the Center: The Future of Pe…
 
Luis Arriola, the summer 2016 visiting scholar at the Center for the United States and Mexico and researcher at the Migration Studies and Trans-border Processes Academic Group at El Colegio de la Frontera Sur in Campeche, talks about the strategy of the López Obrador administration to tackle the issue of immigration and the mounting pressure from t…
 
Cymene Howe, associate professor of anthropology at Rice University, talks about the complexities of energy transitions using the case study of a wind park project in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca from her recent book Ecologics: Wind and Power in the Anthropocene. For more information on the Baker Institute Center for the United States and M…
 
This podcast is in Spanish. Santiago Nieto, director de la Unidad de Inteligencia Financiera (UIF) de la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público, habla sobre la estrategia de combate a la corrupción de la administración de López Obrador. El 28 de agosto de 2019 se organizó un evento con el Dr. Nieto sobre corrupción en México. El video del evento …
 
David Gantz, Will Clayton Fellow in Trade and International Economics, talks about the future of the USMCA and what is holding the agreement from being ratified. This interview follows an event held at the Baker Institute on September 5, 2019, with The Honorable Kevin Brady, representative for the 8th congressional district of Texas, where the futu…
 
Stan Marek, CEO of MAREK and a strong advocate for comprehensive immigration reform, discusses his efforts to see immigration reform passed and the politics in Congress. Marek talks about his ID and Tax proposal to incorporate undocumented immigrants into the economy and the reasons he cares so much about seeing this through. For more information o…
 
Lorenzo Cordova, president councillor of Mexico's National Electoral Institute (INE) discusses the role of electoral reforms in improving the electoral system, the current proposals by Morena representatives and the criticism these have received, and the controversy following the 2019 gubernatorial election in Baja California. For more information …
 
Alejandro Hope, security analyst and columnist for El Universal, talks about the national security problem in Mexico, President López Obrador’s strategy and what he believes could be a more appropriate strategy to tackle the problem. For more information on the Baker Institute Mexico Center, visit our website at https://www.bakerinstitute.org/mexic…
 
On the final episode of this season, Stephen Morris, nonresident fellow at the Baker Institute Mexico Center and professor in the Department of Political Science at Middle Tennessee State University, discusses the role of public opinion, political will, autonomous entities, and an active civil society in the fight against corruption in Mexico. In a…
 
Andrew Selee, president of the Migration Policy Institute and former executive vice president of the Woodrow Wilson Center and founder of the Center’s Mexico Institute, discusses the social, cultural, and economic ties between the United States and Mexico. Selee recently spoke at the Baker Institute Mexico Center and presented his most recent book,…
 
Is Mexico, under the administration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, headed in the same direction as Venezuela? Comparisons between the two countries and their regimes abound. Francisco Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Center for Energy Studies, the Mexico Center and the Latin America Initiative at the Baker Institute, talks ab…
 
Jacqueline Peschard, former president of the newly created National Anti-corruption System in Mexico and former commissioner of the Federal Institute of Transparency and Access to Information, discusses the future of the fight against corruption under the Lopez Obrador administration. Dr. Peschard was a speaker at the event "A Worthy Mission: Contr…
 
On the last episode of 2018, Baker Institute Mexico Center director Tony Payan discusses what the actions during the transitional period of then-President-elect López Obrador and the incoming administration can tell us about how the new administration will govern. For more information on the Baker Institute Mexico Center, please visit our website a…
 
Consul General Oscar Rodríguez Cabrera talks about the 2018 Mexican election process, Mexican citizens voting from abroad, and his time as Consul General in Houston. For more information on the Baker Institute Mexico Center, please visit our website at https://www.bakerinstitute.org/mexico-center/ To join our mailing list, please subscribe here and…
 
Pamela Cruz, research analyst at the Mexico Center, discusses the situation faced by unaccompanied minors in Mexico and the United States. To learn more, you can find the latest Baker Institute report “Alone and Vulnerable: Unaccompanied Minors in the United States and Mexico,” co-authored by Pamela Cruz and Mexico Center director Tony Payan. For m…
 
His Excellency Bruno Ferrari, former Secretary of the Economy of Mexico, discusses NAFTA, USMCA, and the future of trade in North America. In addition, John W. Diamond, the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance and director of the Center for Public Finance at the Baker Institute, shares some remarks about the panel discussion…
 
José Luis León-Manríquez, professor of international and East Asian studies at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City, discusses the importance of Mexico’s economic partnerships with China, South Korea, and Japan. Dr. León-Manríquez was in Houston for the event "Trade Between Asia and Latin America: What's Next?," organized by the Ba…
 
Fluvio Ruiz Alarcón, former board member of Pemex and advisor on energy issues to López Obrador during the presidential campaign, discusses the changes in energy policy the new administration could pursue and what this means for the 2013 energy reform. Ruiz Alarcón offered remarks at the Baker Institute, at an event organized by the Mexico Center a…
 
Iván Rodríguez, postdoctoral research fellow in international trade at the Baker Institute Mexico Center, discusses his recent paper, "Understanding the Problems and Obstacles of Corruption in Mexico," on the difficulties in defining corruption and its implications for how to measure and combat this issue in Mexico. For comments and questions pleas…
 
Luz Garcini, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Rice University, discusses her research on the psychological distress among undocumented Mexican immigrants living in high-risk neighborhoods in the United States. For comments and questions please email mexicocenter@rice.edu…
 
Scott Egan, assistant professor of biosciences at Rice University and a Rice faculty scholar at the Mexico Center, discusses the impact a continuous border wall can have on the natural populations of plants and animals that exists in the U.S.-Mexico border regions. For updated information and analysis on Mexico's July 1 election and the results at …
 
Paul Lagunes, the 2018 Board of Advisors Visiting Fellow, and an assistant professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, talks about the role of transparency in fighting corruption, what steps are needed beyond ensuring better access to public information, and Mexico’s corruption problem in a broader, Latin American…
 
Miriam Grunstein, nonresident scholar at the Baker Institute Mexico Center and chief energy counsel at Brilliant Energy Consulting, discusses the energy reform in light of López Obrador’s victory in Mexico's recent elections and his coming administration. For updated information and analyses on Mexico's July 1 election and the results at the federa…
 
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Mexico Center at the Baker Institute, analyzes the results from the July 1st election and the victory of leftist candidate Andres Manuel López Obrador. Enrique Quezada, Mexico Centered podcast host, speaks to Mexican voters in Mexico City on July 1 to hear …
 
Clara Luz Álvarez, nonresident scholar at the Mexico Center and professor at the Universidad Panamericana, discusses the telecommunications reform of 2013 in the context of the current presidential election and the NAFTA renegotiations. She previously served as the rapporteur for the International Telecommunications Union’s study group of informati…
 
Erika de la Garza, program director of the Latin America Initiative at the Baker Institute, analyses the migration policy proposals that the presidential candidates put forth during the second presidential debate which took place on May 20. We also discuss the different approaches to migration policy in the Obama and Trump administrations. For more…
 
David A. Gantz, Mexico Center nonresident fellow and Samuel M. Fegtly Professor of Law at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law, discusses the progress and challenges in the NAFTA renegotiations given the current political landscape in both the United States and Mexico. Plus we discuss a recent paper where David Gantz examines …
 
Rodrigo Montes de Oca, research scholar at the Mexico Center, talks about the electoral institutions in Mexico and the implications of the electoral court’s decision to include Jaime Rodriguez on the presidential ballot for public distrust. For more information on the upcoming elections in Mexico, visit the Mexico Center's Election Resource page. F…
 
In February, the Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación published a video where they showed two intelligence officers from Mexico’s Attorney General’s office kneeling, with armed men behind them. The officers were later found dead. This week, news broke that members of this cartel had kidnapped three students, tortured them, and dissolved their bodies …
 
Isidro Morales, a nonresident scholar at the Mexico Center and senior professor and researcher at the School of Government and Public Transformation at Tec. de Monterrey, Santa Fe campus, sat down to discuss the current state of the continental integration of energy markets in North America, the possible role of the region globally, and the contrib…
 
Before the official campaign period begins on Friday, March 30, we discuss what happened in this in-between period after the pre-campaigns ended back in February. Tony Payan, Mexico Center director, discusses the strategies on which the candidates and coalitions are betting their electoral success. For more information on the upcoming elections in …
 
Back from Rice University's spring break, we talk with Gil Kerlikowske, a nonresident fellow at the Mexico Center specializing in border issues and former commissioner of Customs and Border Protection during the latter part of the Obama administration, about the joint efforts of the U.S. and Mexican governments to solve the issues at the border. Fo…
 
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