Wednesday, June 27, 2018
*Evening Dinner Event*
“Why NAFTA & U.S. Mexico Relations Are Important To You”
Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne
Former US Ambassador to Mexico (2011-2015)
Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs (2000-2006)
Former US Ambassador to Argentina (2007-2009)
Some politicians seem not to have a core ideology, and we call them “Flip-Floppers”. Mexico’s Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is not one of them. He is famously the anti-Trump hard-core leftist populist with a double-digit lead in the polls for the country’s upcoming July 1st presidential elections.
What accounts for Lopez Obrador’s popularity, particularly in the face of Mexico’s past 25 years of economic modernization and development? In part, only a tiny enclave has benefited while the agriculture sector has suffered, not unlike the US manufacturing sector under NAFTA. Lopez Obrador has also managed to ride the wave of the Mexican electorate’s growing intolerance for government corruption and systemic violence nationwide.
In the meantime, to the north, President Trump has demanded a re-working of NAFTA, which accounts for $1.3 trillion in commerce, and supports 14 million American jobs, making Mexico and Canada the United State’s top 2 export markets. The question arises: What might happen as each man works toward trade relations that will create greater perceived fairness and economic revitalization for his country?
How will the Mexican election and Trump’s position on NAFTA affect us here in southern California and in the US – our economy, jobs, political realities, and daily lives? Will there be winners and losers? Can we find a win-win resolution of competing ideologies and national interests?
As a recent Ambassador to Mexico, and former Assistant Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Economic Affairs, Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne is uniquely positioned to provide us with unique insights into these timely and important questions.
Come hear Ambassador Wayne speak to us at our upcoming Orange County World Affairs dinner on June 27, 2018.
Ambassador Wayne is currently a public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center at Princeton University. He served as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, & Business Affairs from 2000-2006, and Us Ambassador to Mexico from 2011-2015.
The Center Club
(650 Town Center Drive, Garden Level, Costa Mesa, CA 92626)
VIP Reception 5:30 PM
General Reception 5:30 PM
Dinner & Speaker Program 6:45 PM
WACOC Member Dinner + Program $75
WACOC Premium Member Guest Dinner + Program $75
Non-Member / WACOC General Member Dinner + Program $90
Student Dinner + Program $40
VIP Reception + Dinner + Program $120
VIP Reception only (1 ticket) $50
Table Sponsor (10 seats – Includes 2 VIP Reception tickets) $700
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