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On March 6th-8th, 2017, the LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre, the LSE Department of Government and the LSE Student Union Mexican Society, with the support of the Mexican Embassy in the UK, will jointly host the 17th LSE-Mexican Week. The event is a three-day series of conferences and roundtables whose theme this year – The Challenge of Entangled Inequalities- was chosen by the Mexican students at LSE.

The 17th Mexican Week follows the efforts and success of previous conferences. Its objective is to provide a venue for the discussion of the challenges faced by Mexico in a global context and to engage our students in an exchange of ideas with our guest lecturers. Over the past sixteen years, the Mexican Week has brought together senior practitioners, policy-makers, governors, ministers and other officials and academics interested in Mexican and Latin American issues.

Among other issues, we will discuss the pressing situations of poverty and inequality affecting Mexico and the Latin American region, as well as which specific policies could be implemented to reduce these problems, increase social mobility and foster inclusive development.

Experts will also debate the current situation in Mexico and Latin America regarding the fight against corruption and the challenges to the implementation of the Rule of Law. The discussion on these subjects will address the complex matters of how to advance in the measurement of these phenomena, how to control corruption risks in public institutions, and what the consequences of high levels of impunity are.

Following this debate, the final session will discuss the challenges that the arrival of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States of America imposes for the Mexico-US relationship. Experts will share their views about what they expect the future of the bilateral relationship will be, the possible consequences for Mexican immigrants and NAFTA, as well as potential ways to face these challenges.

We are glad to invite you all to come, participate and join the debate.

The Organising Committee, Mexico Week 2017


Programme of Events for Mexico Week 2017

Monday, 6 March Inaugural Drinks and Canape Reception

Attrium Gallery – Old Building, Ground Floor (LSE)

20:00 – 22:00

Tuesday, 7 March Red Global Mx-UK

CLM.6.02 – Clement House, LSE. 6th Floor, Room 2.

20:00 – 22:00

All LSE Mexico Week 2017 events are free and open to all with no ticket required.

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