Former United States Ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau will present “COVID: A Stress Test for USMCA”. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) went into effect on July 1, 2020, during unprecedented global uncertainty. The pandemic, trade wars, natural disasters and rising geopolitical tensions tested the resilience of global economic agreements. Landau served as the U.S. Ambassador from 2019 to 2021, in the midst of this upheaval, and during the infancy of the USMCA agreement. Landau will share his thoughts on the agreement’s inception and performance after its first year in existence, and possible future direction.
• Opening Remarks by Renee Bowen, Professor and Director, Center for Commerce and Diplomacy, UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy
• Keynote Address by Christopher Landau, Former United States Ambassador to Mexico
• Discussion Moderator by Rafael Fernandez de Castro, Professor and Director, Center for U.S.- Mexican Studies, UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy
• Closing Remarks by Renee Bowen, Professor and Director, Center for Commerce and Diplomacy, UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy
CCD’s Global Leaders Forum brings world leaders to UC San Diego to share insights on current trends in global policy and politics, leadership and life lessons. The forum enriches the diplomacy dialogue at GPS and the wider San Diego community, and is an essential learning experience for the next generation of world leaders educated at the school. Previous speakers include Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and the Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness.