View this webinar for a conversation with leading voices in Mexico-US relations, who will discuss how the new administration in Mexico that will take office next Dec 1st can reshape relations between our countries, including trade, migration, human rights and security. Moderated by Janice Gallagher, PhD Rutgers University.
John Ackerman teaches Law at Mexico’s Autonomous National University. He is an American-born, naturalized Mexican citizen who contributes to major newspapers and regularly appears on radio shows and television programs to discuss Mexican and international issues. He has strongly supported candidate and now president elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
David Bacon is a photojournalist, author, and tireless immigrant rights activist. David is the author of The Right to Stay Home, the story of how immigrant communities are fighting for world in which migration isn’t forced by poverty or environmental destruction. David writes for the Nation, American Prospect, The Progressive, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among others.
Laura Carlsen, veteran journalist and analyst from the Americas Program. Her work has appeared in the New Internationalist, New York Times, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Counterpunch, and other publications. She is an important voice on issues including the drug war, immigration, economic integration, and gender justice.
Marco Castillo Coordinator of the Transnational Platform, a partnership led by Global Exchange between organizations in Mexico and the US to advance regional justice and integration under the frame of Human Rights. He has been founder and is part of several organizations in both countries with who he produces NewYorkTlan, the contemporary indigenous migrants annual Festival and Conference.
Moderated by Janice Gallagher, assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, Newark. She has conducted extensive fieldwork in Mexico and Colombia and wrote “Tipping the Scales of Justice: The Role of Citizen Action in Strengthening the Rule of Law”. A true public intellectual, Janice also lends her talents to mobilizations for justice in Colombia and Mexico, most recently as a leader of an international elections observation mission in Tamaulipas, Mexico’s most dangerous border state.