Former Mexican Ambassador Highlights Texas A&M School of Law NAFTA Conference

February 20, 2019

Geronimo GutierrezGerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández

Former Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández, will serve as ​a keynote speaker at NAFTA 2.0: The Puzzle of North America as a Region, hosted by Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas, February 28 – March 1. Ambassador Gutierrez Fernandez will join 24 other thought-leaders and experts from a range of disciplines representing three countries.

The conference will consider the NAFTA 2.0 era, not only through the specific trade provisions of the USMCA, but also from the larger puzzle of North America as a region. Panelists will examine the North American puzzle in the context of emerging trends in international trade, shifts in geo-political and economic interests and the growing skepticism toward globalization and international dispute settlement. The conference is presented by the Texas A&M Global and Comparative Law Program.

The conference is open to the public, and registration is free at Click here to view the agenda.

About Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández

  • Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S. (2017-2018)
  • Managing Director of the North American Development Bank (NADB) (2010-2017)
  • Deputy Secretary for Governance and Homeland Security in the Interior Ministry of Mexico (2009-2010)
  • Undersecretary for North America at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico (2003-2006)
  • Currently Managing Partner at Beel Infrastructure Partners

About Texas A&M University School of Law

Texas A&M School of Law is an American Bar Association-accredited institution located in downtown Fort Worth. In 2013, the law school acquired Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. Since integrating with Texas A&M five years ago, the law school has sustained a remarkable upward trajectory by dramatically increasing entering class credentials, adding nine clinics and six global field study destinations, increasing the depth and breadth of its career services, student services, academic support and admissions functions and hiring twenty-six new faculty members.

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About Texas A&M University

Texas A&M, established in 1876 as the first public university in Texas, is one of the nation’s largest universities with more than 66,000 students and more than 440,000 living alumni residing in over 150 countries around the world. A tier-one university, Texas A&M holds the rare triple land-, sea- and space-grant designation. Research conducted at Texas A&M represented annual expenditures of more than $905.4 million in fiscal year 2017. Texas A&M’s research creates new knowledge that provides basic, fundamental and applied contributions resulting, in many cases, in economic benefits to the state, nation and world.

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