Center for American Progress

: Online Only: How Latinos Are Shaping the Future of the United States
Past Event

Online Only: How Latinos Are Shaping the Future of the United States

The United States and Mexico: Moving Forward

1:00 - 8:00 PM EDT

The event will be held at Museo Memoria y Tolerancia in Mexico City and available on live stream by clicking here.

As the population of Hispanics in the United States continues to grow, it will be important to understand their ascending political power. President Obama’s re-election marked a high point in this transformation with the Hispanic community at the core of its development. By 2030, it is predicted that the number of Hispanics eligible to vote in the United States will double, making it the nation’s second largest voting bloc. Simultaneously, the gulf between Mexicans and Mexican-Americans is widening, putting both groups at a disadvantage in pursuing political and economic opportunities.

As we approach this sea change, it will be important to examine what the future holds for American Hispanics and what will it mean for the United States and Mexico. In partnership with CIDE, we will host a day-long event in Mexico City to discuss the implications of the increased influence of Hispanics in the U.S. for both American politics and for Mexico.

The Center for American Progress and Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economica (CIDE) would like to invite you to participate in a discussion about the cultural, political and economic implications of Mexican-Americans in the United States.

Opening remarks:
Sergio Lopez Ayllón, President, CIDE
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
Monica Lozano, Chair of the Board, US Hispanic Media, Inc.

PANEL I: Demographics, politics, and economics
Moderated by Neera Tanden

Frank Sanchez, Former Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade
Raul Rodriguez Barocio, United States – Mexico Fund
Silvia Giorguli, El Colegio de Mexico
Vanessa Cardenas, Center for American Progress

PANEL II: Border, immigration, and culture
Sergio Alcocer, Undersecretary, Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Jorge Durand, CIDE
David Maciel, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte