‘Energy Policy in Mexico Under President López Obrador’ is topic at Rice’s Baker Institute Sept. 19


David Ruth

Jeff Falk

‘Energy Policy in Mexico Under President López Obrador’ is topic at Rice’s Baker Institute Sept. 19

HOUSTON – (Sept. 12, 2018) – Fluvio Ruiz Alarcón, a former Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) board member, will discuss the issues facing Mexico’s energy sector and the new administration of President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s policy options Sept. 19 at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

The event, hosted by the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies and Mexico Center, is free and open to the public but registration is required.

Who: Fluvio Ruiz Alarcón, a former Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) board member.

Francisco Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Baker Institute, will moderate a conversation and audience Q&A with Ruiz Alarcón following his presentation.

What: A presentation and discussion titled “Energy Policy in Mexico Under President López Obrador.”

When: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-noon.

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

With the election of López Obrador, Mexico is facing its first political transition after implementing landmark energy reform, according to event organizers. In the past, López Obrador was an outspoken critic of the reform, but he tempered his objections during the 2018 presidential race, organizers said.

The public must RSVP for the event at www.bakerinstitute.org/events/1958. 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.