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Texas A&M University
4220 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4220

NAFTA 2.017:
Strengths, Weaknesses,
and Ways Forward

November 15, 2017
5:30 PM
5:00 PM Reception

Annenberg Presidential Conference Center
1002 George Bush Drive West
College Station, Texas 77843


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Come hear Ambassador Carla Hills, the trade negotiator under George H.W. Bush who negotiated the North American Free Trade Agreement, reflect on the agreement and the importance of trade for the US Economy. Following her remarks she will join a panel discussion including Texas A&M President Michael Young and representatives of the Mexican Central Bank and The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Professor Raymond Robertson will moderate the discussion.


Ambassador Carla A. Hills

Chair and Chief Executive Officer
Hills and Company International Consultants

Ambassador Carla A. HillsAmbassador Carla A. Hills served as United States Trade Representative from 1989 to 1993. As a member of President George H.W. Bush’s Cabinet, Carla was the President’s principal advisor on international trade policy. She was also the nation’s chief trade negotiator, representing American interests in multilateral and bilateral trade negotiations throughout the world. Carla negotiated and concluded the North American Free Trade Agreement and also led the US negotiations on the Uruguay Round of the World Trade Organization. During her tenure, the United States entered into a large number of trade and investment agreements with countries around the world.

Earlier, Ambassador Hills served as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (the third woman to hold a Cabinet position). She also served as the Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Before entering government, Amb. Hills co-founded and was partner in what is now the Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP law firm. She also served as an adjunct professor at the University of California at Los Angeles Law School teaching antitrust law, and co-authored the Antitrust Adviser, which was published by McGraw-Hill. Ambassador Hills’ prior expertise in antitrust and federal civil matters informs her understanding of business.

Over the years, she has served on a number of corporate boards, including AIG, American Airlines, AT&T, Chevron, Corning Glass Works, Gilead Sciences, IBM, Time Warner, Trust Company of the West, and United Airlines, and currently is on the international advisory board of J.P. Morgan Chase. She also serves in leadership positions with not-for-profit organizations, including Chair of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations; Co-Chair of the Inter-American Dialogue, and of the International Advisory Board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Honorary Director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics; and Executive Committee member of the Trilateral Commission. She is Co-Chair Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Ambassador Hills graduated from Stanford University, attended Oxford University’s St. Hilda’s College, and obtained her law degree from the Yale Law School. She holds honorary degrees from a number of colleges and universities. In 2000, she was awarded the Aztec Eagle, the highest honor given by the Mexican government to a non-citizen.

She resides in Washington, DC.


Michael K. Young

President, Texas A&M University

Michael K. Young Michael K. Young became the 25th President of Texas A&M University on May 1, 2015, bringing a proven track record of academic leadership.

As president and tenured Professor of Law at the University of Washington from 2011 to 2015, he led the nation’s top public university in competing for federal research funding, as well as its ambitious plan to double the number of new companies based on UW research. He also launched the Global Innovation Exchange, a partnership in the State of Washington between the University of Washington, a major Chinese university and European universities. The University also more than doubled its fundraising during his tenure. Prior to that, he served as President and Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Utah. Under President Young’s leadership, Utah raised its stature nationally and internationally, including becoming the nation’s top university in the number of new companies generated from university research. The University also built over a million square feet of academic and research space under President Young’s leadership.

Before assuming the presidency at Utah, he was Dean and Lobingier Professor of Comparative Law and Jurisprudence at the George Washington University Law School, and he was a professor at Columbia University for more than 20 years. He also has been a visiting professor and scholar at three universities in Japan.

A graduate of Harvard Law School, President Young has broad experience across legal, public service, and diplomatic arenas. He served as a law clerk to the late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist of the U.S. Supreme Court, and he has held a number of government positions, including Deputy Under Secretary for Economic and Agricultural Affairs, and Ambassador for Trade and Environmental Affairs in the Department of State during the administration of President George H.W. Bush.

Among many other international agreements, President Young worked extensively on the treaties related to German unification, as well as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and Uruguay Round negotiations leading to the World Trade Organization, and the U.N. Conference on Environment and Development.

Subsequently, President Young served eight years on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, which he chaired on two separate occasions.

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.


Alejandrina Salcedo Cisneros

Director of Economic Measurement, Banco de Mexico

Alejandrina Salcedo is Director of Economic Measurement at Banco de Mexico. Prior to her current position, she worked as Manager of the Real Sector Research Division and as a researcher at the Mexican Central Bank and as a World Bank summer consultant. Her research has focused on development topics including migration and education. Some of her studies have been published in relevant academic journals. She holds a PhD and an MA in economics from Stanford University, and she completed, with honors, her undergraduate studies at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) in Mexico City.


Jesus Cañas

Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Jesus CañasJesus Cañas is a senior business economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas analyzing regional economic growth. He has written articles for academic journals such as Annals of Regional Science and Growth and Change and co-edited Ten Gallon Economy: Sizing up Economic Growth in Texas. His research also focuses on issues pertaining to the Mexican economy, the U.S.–Mexico border economy and cross-border manufacturing. His publication Texas Border Cities Illustrate Benefits and Challenges of Trade has been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal as well as in all major Texas newspapers.

Cañas is member of the Mission Foods Texas-México Center Faculty Advisory Board at Southern Methodist University (SMU) charged with the task of improving the Texas-Mexico relationship in its economic, political, social, and cultural aspects. He is also an adjunct professor at SMU. Cañas holds a BA in economics and finance and an MS in economics from the University of Texas at El Paso.



Contact

(979) 845-6510
bushschoolscowcroft@tamu.edu

Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
4220 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4220


Contact

(979) 845-6510
bushschoolscowcroft@tamu.edu

Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
4220 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4220

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