It was an honor and privilege speaking with the Mexican delegation. Many thanks to the U.S.-Mexico Foundation and ACYPL for making this program possible. If you scroll down, you will learn more information about the program and see my name mentioned in the Instagram post.

Program Overview

The U.S.-Mexico 360 – Policymakers Exchange Program, an effort which seeks to bring key USA leaders to Mexico and vice versa, business; think tanks and other research institutions; advocacy organizations; NGOs and schools and universities to meet counterparts on a professional study tour in Mexico City and potentially another city in Mexico. Participants represents a diverse set of institutions and many aspects of USA-Mexico policy, including politics and government, economics and trade, energy, education, media and communications, and research and advocacy. Below, you can watch the U.S.-Mexico Foundation’s U.S.-Mexico 360 video in Mexico.

U.S.-Mexico Foundation Video

Virtual Seminars and Meetings

Due to COVID-19 disease pandemic, the 2020 program was conducted virtually, as efforts have been made to create an innovative approach to international exchange. The Mexican delegation met virtually with U.S. leaders. Other U.S. participants include State Representative Marvin Pendarvis, member of the South Carolina House of Representatives; Mary Tinkler, Treasurer for Charleston County, South Carolina; and Mike Inganamort, President of the Chester Township Council in Chester County, New Jersey. Below, you can watch the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACPYL) video that provides a review of the inaugural virtual exchange.

ACYPL Video

My Topics: Local Government and U.S. History

As a guest speaker for the U.S.-Mexico program, I spoke about the creation and history of the United States’ capitol Washington, DC; the local government structure; and the roles and actions of local agencies in responding the COVID-19 disease pandemic. In addition, I explained existing sister city relationships.

Watch History of the Nation’s Capitol Video

What is the current and future impact?

International exchanges help foster mutual understanding, respect, and friendships among the next generation of leaders worldwide. They provide elected officials, policy experts, members of the business community, and more with a global perspective, exposure to international affairs, and more.

Conversation on U.S.-Mexico Relations with Current and Former Ambassadors

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