NAFTA renegotiations in focus at Rice’s Baker Institute April 17

MEDIA ADVISORY

David Ruth
david@rice.edu

Jeff Falk
jfalk@rice.edu
713-348-6775

NAFTA renegotiations in focus at Rice’s Baker Institute April 17

HOUSTON – (April 12, 2018) – Karen Antebi, economic counselor for the Trade and North American Free Trade Agreement Office at the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, D.C., will speak at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy April 17 on the latest developments in the ongoing NAFTA renegotiations, including potential new provisions for the energy sector.

A panel of experts will also provide perspectives from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico on the drivers of growing cross-border energy trade and investment within North America and how this could be enhanced or inhibited by the potential outcomes of the NAFTA negotiations.

Hosted by the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies and Mexico Center as well as the Trade Leadership Coalition, the event is free and open to the public but registration is required.

Who: Featured speaker Karen Antebi, economic counselor, Trade and NAFTA Office, Embassy of Mexico in Washington, D.C.

Panelists Hector Castro Vizcarra, representative of Mexico’s Ministry of Energy, Embassy of Mexico in Washington; Aaron Annable, energy counselor, Embassy of Canada in Washington; Maryam Sabbaghian Brown, vice president of federal government affairs, Sempra Energy; and Adrian Duhalt, postdoctoral fellow in Mexico energy studies at the Baker Institute.

Francisco Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Baker Institute, will serve as moderator.

What: An event titled “NAFTA Negotiations and North American Energy Trade.”

When: Tuesday, April 17, 9-11:30 a.m. Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8:30.

Where: Rice University, James A. Baker III Hall, Kelly International Conference Facility, 6100 Main St.

The public must RSVP for the event at www.bakerinstitute.org/events/1939. A live webcast will be available at the event page.

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

For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps. Media should park in the Central Campus Garage (underground).

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About Jeff Falk

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