Center for American Progress

: Looking West: The Emergence of the Pacific Rim
Past Event

Looking West: The Emergence of the Pacific Rim

The United States and Mexico: Going Forward

4:30 - 8:30 PM EST

The emergence of the Pacific Rim is tied to the globalization of the Western Hemisphere. Mexico has played a critical role bridging gaps between developed and developing countries in forums like the G20 and the U.N. climate talks; Mexico, Chile, and Peru sit alongside the United States in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. As the Pacific Basin becomes a global focal point for trade and investment, these countries will find themselves increasingly aligned with the United States as East-West geopolitics begins to trump North-South geopolitics.

As we approach this sea change, it will be important to understand what the future holds for the economies of the U.S. and Mexico, and how it will affect ties along the Pacific Basin. The Center for American Progress, in partnership with UC San Diego, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies will host a panel and keynote address in Tijuana to discuss the implications of the TPP and the convergence of the U.S. and Mexico.

This high-level event will feature key leaders and thinkers from Mexico and the United States to initiate a broader policy conversation that will explore what it takes to strengthen economic ties between the two countries, what progress has already been made, and how to leverage this relationship in years to come.

Opening Remarks:

Peter Cowhey, Dean, UC San Diego, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies

Panel: Mexico’s Competitiveness in the Context of the Trans-Pacific Partnerships

Juan Pardinas, General Director for the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO)
Diana Negroponte, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars
Jaana Remes, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute
Moderator: Dan Restrepo, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress


Ambassador Jorge Guajardo, Former Mexican Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China