Celebrating over two centuries of robust bilateral ties, the US-Mexico partnership remains a pivotal cornerstone for North American and regional progress. Spearheading these efforts is Mexico’s newly confirmed Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Alicia Bárcena Ibarra. Appointed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in June, Secretary Bárcena’s rich expertise, particularly her nearly fourteen-year tenure as Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) brings a valuable depth of experience to the table.

What does the future of the US-Mexico relationship hold? How can both nations foster stronger ties and address the common challenges ahead? What are the key foreign policy goals that Secretary Bárcena and the AMLO administration aim to achieve during their remaining tenure?

Join the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center in person or virtually on Thursday, August 10 from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. ET for a conversation with Secretary Alicia Bárcena during her first official trip to Washington DC. This is a rare opportunity to gain first-hand insights into her perspectives on these pivotal issues shaping the future of the US-Mexico bilateral relationship.


Alicia Bárcena Ibarra
Secretary of Foreign Affairs
United Mexican States

In conversation with

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

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations and delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to inform how the public and private sectors can advance hemispheric prosperity.