April 14, 2020 | USMCA and The Importance of the Texas-Mexico Relationship

  • Raymond Robertson, Senior Fellow, SMU Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center

Oct. 2 2018 | Texico: The Texas-Mexico Economy and its Uncertain Future

  • Richard Alm, writer-in-residence, O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
  • W. Michael Cox, founding director, O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
  • Tiffany Melvin, president, NASCO Network
  • Sept. 14 2018 | Texas: Influencing the National Migration Debate

    • Theresa Brown, director of immigration policy, Bipartisan Policy Center
    • Laura Hall, senior manager, BPC Action
    • Matthew Wilson, associate professor of political science, SMU
    • Discussion moderated by: Alfredo Corchado, border correspondent, Dallas Morning News

    Sept. 12 2018 | Vanishing Frontiers: An Industry Perspective

    • Andrew Selee, author of Vanishing Frontiers and president of the Migration Policy Institute
    • Thaddeus Arroyo, CEO of AT&T International
    • Deborah Gibbons, CFO of Mary Kay
    • Discussion moderated by: Bob Lawson, Jerome M. Fullinwider Centennial Chair in Economic Freedom, SMU

    Aug. 15 2018 | U.S.-Mexico Border Summit

    Opening Keynote Interview

    • Ambassador James R. Jones, Chairman of Monarch Global Strategies LLC and former United States Ambassador to Mexico and member of the U.S. House of Representatives
    • Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Council of the Americas

    Panel 1: More Than Neighbors: Understanding North America as a Single Market

    • Thomas Fullerton, Professor & Trade in the Americas Chair, UTEP
    • Pia Orrenius, Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and SMU Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center Research Fellow
    • Raymond Robertson, Professor and holder of the Helen and Roy Ryu Chair in Economics and Government in the Department of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University and SMU Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center Research Fellow
    • Patrick Schaefer, Executive Director, Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness

    Panel 2: Border Infrastructure: Opportunities and Challenges

    • John Balliew, CEO, El Paso Water
    • Miguel Fernandez, CEO, Transtelco
    • Ivan Jaime, Director Public Affairs, Union Pacific
    • Mary Kipp, President & CEO, El Paso Electric

    Panel 3: What’s Next? The Future of U.S. - Mexico Relations

    • Tony Payan, Director, Mexico Center at the Baker Institute, Rice University
    • Richard Pineda, Director, Sam Donaldson Center for Communication Studies, UTEP
    • Matthew Rooney, Director Economic Growth, George W. Bush Institute
    • Kent Walz, Senior Editor, Albuquerque Journal
    • Will Hurd, U.S. Representative (TX-23) 

    Panel 4: CEO Perspectives: Cross-Border Manufacturing

    • Julio Chiu, President and CEO, Seisa
    • Alfredo Duarte, CEO, TAXCO Produce
    • Tiffany Melvin, President, NASCO
    • Salomon Noble, CEO, Intermex
    • Alan Russell, Chairman & CEO, TECMA

    Panel 5: Mayors Roundtable: Governance in the World's Largest Binational Community

    • Armando Cabada, Mayor of Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua
    • Ken Miyagishima, Mayor of Las Cruces, New Mexico
    • Dee Margo, Mayor of El Paso, Texas
    • Mayor of Sunland Park, New Mexico

    June 19, 2017 | VIDEO: A Panel Discussion on NAFTA, Borders, and Security

    Featured speakers

    • Representative Will Hurd
    • Tiffany Melvin, President of the North American Strategy for Competitiveness
    • Javier Velez Bautista, CEO of Mission Foods