Mexican foreign affairs secretary to speak at Rice’s Baker Institute May 14


David Ruth

Jeff Falk

Mexican foreign affairs secretary to speak at Rice’s Baker Institute May 14

HOUSTON – (May 6, 2014) – Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena will discuss his country’s foreign policy priorities at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy May 14.

The event is hosted by the Baker Institute’s Mexico Center.

Who: Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena, secretary of foreign affairs of Mexico.

Edward Djerejian, Baker Institute founding director, will give introductory remarks.

What: “A Conversation with His Excellency Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena” event.

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 14. A reception will follow.

Where: Rice University, Baker Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.

Mexico has made an inspiring commitment to economic and social progress, approving dynamic energy, education, telecommunications, tax and election reforms, according to event organizers. With more than 11 million Mexican citizens living in the United States and increasing integration between the two countries, understanding Mexico’s plans and aspirations has never been more important, organizers said.

Meade was appointed Mexico’s top diplomat in December 2012.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at or 713-348-6775.

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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.