Trade, Security, and Prosperity: 
Perspectives from Mexico's Margarita Zavala and Secretary Michael Chertoff

A conversation with:
Margarita Zavala
Leading contender for the presidency of Mexico;
Member of the National Action Party of Mexico (PAN)

Michael Chertoff
Former US Secretary of Homeland Security, 
US Department of Homeland Security;
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, 
The Chertoff Group

Moderated by:

Peter Schechter
Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives;
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Atlantic Council

Introduced by:

Jason Marczak
Director, Latin America Economic Growth Initiative,
Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Atlantic Council

Welcome Remarks
Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering
Former US Under Secretary of State;
Former Ambassador to the United Nations, Russia, India,
Israel, El Salvador, Nigeria, and Jordan

*Additional speakers to be confirmed.

Much more than the Rio Grande now separates the policies of the US and Mexican governments. Following this week’s visit by Secretaries Tillerson and Kelly to Mexico, what will come next? Mexico will have a major presidential election next year, in which US dynamics are sure to take center stage.

Join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center for the next in our series of timely discussions on the path forward for a mutually prosperous US-Mexico relationship. Margarita Zavala, leading contender for the presidency of Mexico, and Former US Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff will look at the many aspects of the relationship that go beyond the news of the day.

This event will also mark the launch of Beyond the Headlines: A Strategy for US Engagement with Latin America in the Trump Era, a publication written by Peter Schechter and Jason Marczak, with Rachel DeLevie-Orey, part of the Atlantic Council Strategy Papers for the new administration.

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