In 2020, as the Pacific Council celebrates its 25th anniversary, we want to increase our impact and ensure that the next generation of global leaders understands the importance of international engagement, writes Jerrold D. Green.
Angelenos know that the vitality of our economy is predicated on our relationship with the rest of the world. One of our most important global partners is our neighbor and longtime collaborator, Mexico, writes Stephen Cheung.
The unpredictable outcome of this year's presidential election in Mexico will have far reaching and long lasting consequences for both Mexico and the United States, writes Luis Rubio.
Achieving the Trump administration's goal of revamping trade agreements to strengthen U.S. manufacturing and commodities will require implementing an ambitious agenda for revolutionary digital technologies essential to sustaining high value-added manufacturing and commodity production, writes Peter F. Cowhey.
As part of the Pacific Council’s Mexico Initiative, Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretary Luis Videgaray Caso recently joined Pacific Council sustaining members to discuss the NAFTA negotiations and the overall bilateral relationship between the United States and Mexico.
Much has changed in Mexico in the time between the 1985 and 2017 earthquakes, writes Agustín Barrios Gómez, both in terms of emergency response and in strengthening Mexico's democracy.
In recent media interviews, Pacific Council board members Mickey Kantor and Michael Camuñez said NAFTA needs to be updated but urged President Trump not to pull the United States out of the agreement entirely.
As part of its Mexico Initiative, the Pacific Council has partnered with the city of Los Angeles and the Mexican consulate on "The Year of Mexico in Los Angeles" (MXLA2017), a program celebrating the important relationship between L.A. and Mexico.
As part of the Mexico Initiative, a Pacific Council delegation recently returned from Mexico City, where the group sought to understand the state of current U.S.-Mexican relations in meetings with prominent Mexican leaders from a variety of sectors.
A U.S. or Mexican withdrawal from NAFTA renegotiation efforts seems less likely now than at any time since the election of Donald Trump, explains Pamela Starr. But nothing is set in stone.
The U.S.-Mexico relationship is the strongest it’s ever been, but its future is unpredictable, Dr. Pamela Starr and Mr. Seth Stodder told Pacific Council members in a Situation Briefing.