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Dec 7, 2018 at 10:00 am

Mexico’s New President: A Populist or a Pragmatist?


In July, for the first time in history, Mexico elected a left-wing president who won by a landslide on the promise of profound changes to the country’s political, economic and social institutions. Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Morena’s victory has vested the new administration with unprecedented legitimacy to fulfill these promises, but the details of the policies remain unexplained.

Join us for a conference that will examine López Obrador’s main proposals, potential challenges for implementation and the changes to expect over the next six years. The conference will bring together high-level public officials, scholars and journalists from the U.S. and Mexico.


10 a.m. – Registration

10:30 a.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:45 a.m. – Panel 1: Is Morena a Political Party?

12:45 p.m. – Panel 2: Economic Policy, Accountability and Foreign Relations

2 p.m. – Closing Remarks

Event Website

Date and Time

Dec 7, 2018 at 10:00 am


Institute of the Americas Malamud Conference Room

Event Registration

Registration for this event is required by Dec 7, 2018. Visit the registration page for details.

Event Fee

Free, but attend but registration is required.


Arturo Chiquito    858-822-1309


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

GPS Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies

Event Category

Conferences, Workshops and Symposia