Mexico's Political Reform and Electoral Transformation

February 28, 2014 - 9:00 am

1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC
Mexico's Political Reform and Electoral Transformation:
What are the Global Lessons?

With the recent reform to reshape Mexico's political system that took effect on February 11, 2014, the role of the Federal Electoral Tribunal—an internationally recognized institution that oversees the legality of Mexican elections—will be increasingly significant. What can the international community learn from Mexico's electoral experience?

Join the Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and the Woodrow Wilson International Center's Mexico Institute for a roundtable discussion with the head of the Federal Electoral Tribunal, José Alejandro Luna Ramos. Judge Ramos and others will discuss the implications of the new political reform and will highlight Mexico's lessons learned that are being shared across the world. Special topics will range from the implementation of international transparency measures to gender and indigenous justice in the electoral system.
H.E. José Alejandro Luna Ramos
Presiding Judge
Federal Electoral Tribunal of Mexico

The Hon. Ann Ravel
Vice Chair
US Federal Election Commission

H.E. María del Carmen Alanis
Federal Electoral Tribunal of Mexico

H.E. Salvador Olimpo Nava
Federal Electoral Tribunal of Mexico

Moderated by
Bill Sweeney
President and CEO
International Foundation for Electoral Systems
Welcome and Introductory Remarks
H.E. Eduardo Medina Mora
Ambassador of Mexico to the United States

Jason Marczak
Deputy Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Please use the West Tower elevators when you arrive. 

NOTE: A portion of the program will be conducted in Spanish with translation provided.


8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
9:00 a.m. Program