Experts to present ‘midyear review’ of Mexico’s president at Rice’s Baker Institute


Jeff Falk

Experts to present ‘midyear review’ of Mexico’s president at Rice’s Baker Institute

HOUSTON – (May 13, 2019) – A group of academic and industry experts will gather at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy May 21 to examine new Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s steps to reduce crime, improve public safety and reform the administration of justice in his country since he took office in December. They will also assess the long-term impact of his administration’s policies on these critical problems, which event organizers say have stifled Mexico’s economic and social development.

The cost of attendance is $15 for the public, and registration is at The event is hosted by the Baker Institute’s Mexico Center and consulting firm Control Risks.

Who: Keynote speaker Bill Udell, CEO of Control Risks’ Americas region, and panelists Richard Kilroy, nonresident scholar at the Mexico Center and associate professor of politics at Coastal Carolina University; Daniel Linsker, senior partner at Control Risks in Mexico City; Isidro Morales, nonresident scholar at the Mexico Center and professor at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Mexico; and Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies at the Baker Institute and director of the Mexico Center.

Nicolas Shumway, senior program advisor at the Mexico Center and the Frances Moody Newman Chair in Humanities, will serve as moderator of the panel.

What: An event titled “A Midyear Review of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Administration.”

When: Tuesday, May 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. A reception will be held at 6.

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

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 director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.