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Name  Andres Roemer
Role  Diplomat
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Born  July 12, 1963 (age 52) (1963-07-12) Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation  Mexican Consul, Journalist and academic
Website  consulmex.sre.gob.mx/sanfrancisco/ http://www.podercivico.org.mx http://www.ciudaddelasideas.com
Books  Move UP, A New Public Management in Mexico: Towards a Government that Produces Results
Education  University of California, Berkeley

Andres Roemer (born July 12, 1963) is a Mexican diplomat, Consul General of Mexico in San Francisco, California,. He is also a journalist, civil servant and academic .

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A grandson of orchestra conductor Ernesto Roemer, he grew up in Mexico City. He has received various cultural awards and prizes, and has created and produced television programs including "Between the public and private" ("Entre lo publico y lo privado") and "In the ring" ("En el ring"), broadcast on TV Azteca, and "Think about thinking", "Roemer Report" and "Ciudad de las Ideas" on Project 40.

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Roemer is president of Poder Civico, A.C. and, in association with Grupo Salinas, curator and foundor of Ciudad de las Ideas, an annual conference in the Mexican state of Puebla, as well as the creator of "Rethinking G20: Designing the Future" pre-G20 of 2012 G-20 Los Cabos summit in 2012, of the "Mexiam" and cofunder of the Casa de la Musica de Viena en Puebla.

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Andres Roemer has a PhD in Public Policy (1991 to 1994) from the Goldman School of Public Policy of University of California at Berkeley, where he earned the Academic Distinction for his thesis regarding water Public Policies. He earned a master's in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He specialized on Cultural Policies, Law and Economics and Evolutionary Psychology. And member of several economic, public policy and cultural associations in the United States, Mexico, Latin-America and Europe.

He is also author of 16 books and 2 plays that treat diverse topics. His works are characterized for his deep analysis of non-market activities through economic analysis of law such as: happiness, art, sexuality, love, water, soccer, law, economics, crime, evolutionary psychology, government y public policy. The San Francisco Chronicle called him a "rare public figure who deserves to be called a Renaissance man."

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He has also won several national and international awards, highlighting the prestigious Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award from the University of California at Berkeley, obtained only by great personalities such as President of Ecuador, Galo Plaza; President of Pakistan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto; UN Commissioner, Sadako Ogata; Hans Hollein the Pritzker Architecture Prize; President of Costa Rica, Miguel Angel Rodriguez and Yuan Tseh "YT" Lee Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Also Microsoft Corporation created the Microsoft Award "Andres Roemer" for distinction in service to the community of scholars (delivered since 2006 to date in 12 countries). He also won the Promotion of Science Award in 2010 from the Nobel Prize Mario Molina and the former President of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, Arturo Menchaca, and was awarded the National Theatre Award "Emilio Carballido" as best national author for his play The Other Einstein in 2009.

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Education

Roemer completed two undergraduate degrees, a BA in Economics at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) in Mexico City (1983 to 1987) graduating with honours and a Bachelor in Law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM, 1983–1987) where he graduated with honours as well. He did a Masters in Public Administration (MPA-2) at Harvard University (1989 to 1991) where he earned the "Don K. Price" Award for Academic Distinction and Commitment within the Public Sector He then obtained a PhD in Public Policy (1991 to 1994) from University of California at Berkeley with a thesis on Water Public Policies. He specialized on Cultural Policies, Law and Economics and Evolutionary Psychology.

Academic positions

From 1987 until 2000, Roemer worked as Professor at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) teaching the courses "Law and Economics", "Economics of Culture and Art", "Microeconomics", "Public Policy," “Economics of Crime" and "Law and Economics.” He also served as Professor within the Master in Public Administration programme and taught courses such as "Public Policies" and "Economic Analysis of Law" at Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (CIDE) 1997 to 1999.

Between 1992 and 1994, he was Professor in the Master in Public Policy between Mexico and the United States at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1990, he worked as Assistant Professor at John F. Kennedy School of Government and taught the course entitled "Leadership and Mobilization of Human Resources (Ronald A. Heifetz)" and the Theodore Panayotuo course on "Economics of Natural Resources". Additionally, he created and developed the course entitled "Press, Politics and Public Policy: The Latin American Case.”

Roemer has given lectures at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Escuela Superior de Economia y Negocios in El Salvador, the Central University of Venezuela, the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and the University of San Martin de Porres in Peru. He has lectured as well in the Externado University of Colombia and the Pontifical Xavierian University in Colombia, at the Diego Portales University in Chile, the University of Belgrano and Torcuato di Tella University in Argentina, in the Brazilian Institute of Public Law, in the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, in the London School of Economics part of the University of London, in the Inter-American Development Bank (BID), and in several American Universities like Boston University, Harvard University, Phoenix, Stanford, Berkeley University and Royal Society of Arts.

Civil service and public appointments

Currently, Roemer serves as Consul General of Mexico in San Francisco, California, US, ratified by the Standing Committee of Congress of the Union, July 31, 2013, and sent by the Federal Executive, Mr. Enrique Pena Nieto and he is member of the Advisory Board of the National Human Rights Commission certified by the Senate of the Republic in 2010

From 2000 to 2003, he was Secretary Technician "B" of Cultural Policy in the National Council for Culture and Arts. From 1998 to 1999 he worked as Technical Secretary of the Social Development Cabinet in the Office of former President Ernesto Zedillo and personal advisor in special topics for the New Federalism Project in Mexico from 1995 to 1997. Also, between 1994 and 1995, Dr. Roemer worked as the Coordinator of Strategy of the Ministry of the Interior.

He was also Advisor to the President Carlos Salinas de Gortari for his presidential campaign, within the area of Guillermo Raul Ruiz de Teresa. Between 1988 to 1990 he served in the National Nutrition Commission (Comision Nacional de Nutricion) and from 1985 to 1988, served as Head of the Department of Econometric Analysis at the Secretary of Fisheries, now known as Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.

Professional profile

Since 2007, Roemer is President of Poder Civico, A. C. and Curator, Founder and Partner with Ricardo Salinas Pliego of the "Ciudad de las Ideas Brilliant Minds International Festival." He was the creator of "Rethinking G20: Designing the Future" pre-G20 of 2012 G-20 Los Cabos summit in 2012 and the "Mexiam" Cultural Festival in San Francisco, Cal in 2014 and cofunder of the Casa de la Musica de Viena en Puebla Since 2003 he has been the creator and producer of more than 1,300 television programs for TV Azteca and Project 40 such as: “Between the public and the private” (“Entre lo publico y lo privado”), “The City of Ideas” (“La Ciudad de las Ideas”), “In the Ring” (“En el ring”), “Roemer Report” (“Reporte Roemer”), “Informative-40” (“Informativo-40”) in 2007 and “Thinking about thinking” (“Pensar sobre pensar”), and “Dialogues of the City of Ideas” (“Dialogos de la Ciudad de las Ideas”) from 2008 to 2009.

In addition to being a writer and columnist in many journals and newspapers El Universal and La Cronica de Hoy, between 2005 and 2006 he was the creator of the radio program "Listen Mexico" ("Escucha Mexico") for Radio Trece and, between 2004 to 2005, creator of the radio program "Thinking about thinking" ("Pensar sobre pensar") for Grupo Imagen.

In 1998 was producer of Spanish and Latin-American TV programs for Sky-Televisa about public policies such as "Public sphere: In search of truth through dialogue" ("Esfera publica: En busca de la verdad dialogada”). From 1997 to 1998, he was Director for Latin America regarding Public Policy, Business and Leadership issues in Booz Allen Hamilton, Mexico City.

He was also the Founding President of the Executive Commission of the Mexican Academy of Law and Economics (AMDE), the Co-founder, member and Chairman of the Executive Commission of the Latin American and Caribbean Association of Law and Economics (ALACDE), and member in the International Area of the Mexican School of Lawyers, and President of the Alumni Association Fulbright-Garcia Robles.

Main ideas

Roemer has mainly focused his work on the economic analysis of the nonmarket forces, i.e. those goods or services that cannot be directly evaluated within the economy notwithstanding they significantly influence the economic system, such as feelings and emotions. Furthermore, he coined the terms "demonocracy" e "ideasta.” Demonocracy is the gradual deceit or manipulation of the legitimate leader of a democratic country over the decisions of the citizens to choose and vote, restricting their true freedom and individual rights; it is a failure of democracy:

[…] (demonocracy, is a term defining any individual or political group that appropriates the power in a legal manner, but in the exercise of its functions gradually eliminates freedom and the true right of citizens to vote).

The reform to Article 41 of the Mexican Constitution, Chavez in Venezuela, Correa in Ecuador and Morales in Bolivia, among others, teaches us that a democratic election does not guarantee democratic institutions. Even if the majority elects a government, this is not going to be a democratic one if it begins making legal amendments that would contain power at the expense of political rights and civil liberties.

The term ideasta refers to the person who formulates creative and revolutionary ideas about the world; the one who comes up with new ways of thinking in order to create more knowledge, novel paradigms, innovations and inventions in order to enhance the mind and open multiple horizons, allowing the growth and development of the individual and the world, because ideas:

[…] are the engine of the economies around the world. Innovation allow humans to produce more and better, think of an iPod, on Facebook, on skyscrapers, or on spaceships that allow us to go into space. All this technology originated from ideas that gradually boosted other ideas. When we bring exceptional people to talk about concepts or exceptional theories, we are forced to expand our horizons. It makes us aware of problems, solutions, projects, technologies or studies that we had no idea existed. This can inspire a train of thoughts that could lead to other innovative ideas. This is the exponential growth of ideas.

Publications

Roemer has conducted a series of investigations, as well as a Negotiation Board Game, more than 1,000 television programs, has created more than 300 radio programs, has participated in more than 30 books and specialized journals and magazines. He has authored the following books:

  • “Tulips On My Robot’s Tomb” in John Brockman What to Think About Machines That Think: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Age of Machine Intelligence. New York: Harper Perennial, pp. 500–502, 2015.
  • Move UP with Clotaire Rapaille. UK: Allen Lane (Penguin Books), 2015.
  • Oskar and Jack (Oskar y Jack). Mexico: Editorial Miguel Angel Porrua, 2011.
  • The Other Einstein (El Otro Einstein). Mexico: Editorial Miguel Angel Porrua, 2008.
  • Why Do We Love Football soccer? (¿Por que amamos el futbol?) (editor). Mexico: Editorial Miguel Angel Porrua, 2008.
  • No: An Imperative From Generation Next (No: Un Imperativo de la Generacion Next). Mexico: Editorial Aguilar, 2007.
  • "What to do effectively combat terrorism?" (“¿Que hacer para combatir eficazmente el terrorismo?”) in The Latin American and Caribbean Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Article 4, (2007), pp. 1–25.
  • Terrorism and Organized Crime: An Economic and Legislation Focus (Terrorismo y Crimen Organizado: Un Enfoque de Derecho y Economia) (editor). Mexico: Instituto de Investigaciones Juridicas, UNAM, 2006.
  • Between the Public and the Private: 1300 + 13 Questions to Think about Thinking (Entre lo Publico y lo Privado 1300 + 13 Preguntas Para Pensar Sobre Pensar). Mexico: Editorial Noriega, 2005.
  • Happiness: A Law and Economics Focus (Felicidad: Un Enfoque de Derecho y Economia) (editor). Mexico: Instituto de Investigaciones Juridicas-UNAM, 2005.
  • Enigmas and Paradigms: An Exploration between Art and Public Policy (Enigmas y Paradigmas: Una Exploracion entre el Arte y la Politica Publica). Mexico: Limusa Editores-ITAM-UIA, 2003.
  • "Philosophy of Law" ("Filosofia del Derecho") in Rodolfo Vazquez and Jose Maria Lujambio (Edits.). Contemporary Philosophy of Law in Mexico Testimonys and Perspectives (Filosofia del Derecho Contemporanea en Mexico Testimonios y perspectivas). Mexico: Distribuciones Fontamara, 2002.
  • Crime Economics (Economia del Crimen). Mexico: Limusa Editores, 2000.
  • Law and Economics: Revising the Literature (Derecho y Economia: Una revision de la Literatura) (editor). Prologue by Richard A. Posner. Mexico: FCE- CED, 2000.
  • Coauthored with Esteban Moctezuma Barragan A New Public Management in Mexico: Towards a Government That Produces Results The Political Economy of Latin America (Por un Gobierno con Resultados. El Servicio Civil de Carrera: Un Sistema Integral de Profesionalizacion, Evaluacion y Desempeno de los Servidores Publicos en Mexico) Mexico: FCE, SMGE, CED, Academia Metropolitana, 1999. (Published in English by The London School of Economics-Ashgate Publishers).
  • Sexuality, Law and Public Policy (Sexualidad, Derecho y Politicas Publicas). Mexico: Editorial Porrua-AMDE-ISSSTE, 1998.
  • Economics and Law: Water Public Policy (Economia y Derecho: Politicas Publicas del Agua). Mexico: Editorial Porrua-SMGE-CIDE- FCE, 1997.
  • “Answer to Rodolfo Vazquez’s Comments” (“Replica a los comentarios de Rodolfo Vazquez”) in Isonomy: Law’s Theory and Philosophy Magazine (Isonomia: Revista de Teoria y Filosofia del Derecho), Issue 5 (October 1996), pp. 153–159.
  • The Game of Negotiation (El Juego de la Negociacion). Mexico: ITAM, 1994.
  • An Introduction to Economic Analysis in Law (Introduccion al Analisis Economico del Derecho). Mexico: FCE-ITAM-SMGE, 1994.
  • Awards and Recognitions

    Dr. Roemer has received numerous awards and recognitions in a national and international level:

  • The Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award 2013 of the University of California at Berkeley.
  • Theatre Journalists Association Award for Human Rights Defense for his the play Oskar and Jack in 2013.
  • Qualitas Award for Best TV youth program in public TV (Project 40) "Ciudad de las Ideas" ("City of Ideas") awarded by the Asociacion A Favor de lo Mejor (AFM) in 2012.
  • Distinction for the Promotion of Science, awarded by the Nobel Prize in Chemistry Mario Molina and the former President of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, Arturo Menchaca, in 2010.
  • Recognition as "Successful Man" and "Entry in the Golden Book of the Jewish Sports Center, AC" in 2010.
  • Winner of "Bravo Award" for best play for The Other Einstein in 2009 awarded by the Rafael Banquells Association, AC.
  • National Theatre Award "Emilio Carballido" as best national playwrighter for his work The Other Einstein in 2009.
  • Professional Achievement Award from the Alumni Association of ITAM in 2007.
  • Recipient of the "Golden Seagull" Award, Brilliant Minds category in 2007.
  • Microsoft Corporation created the Microsoft Award "Andres Roemer" for Law and Economics Development for Distinguished Service to the Academic Community delivered since 2006 to date in 12 countries.
  • Mexico-Israel Cultural Award in 2006.
  • Prize for Law and Economics in 2005 from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law and the Latin-American Association of Law and Economics.
  • Latin American Award for Law and Economics in 2000 with Esteban Moctezuma for the book A New Public Management in Mexico: Towards a Government That Produces Results The Political Economy of Latin America.
  • National Award Eight Golden Pillars in 2000 for his contributions in the field of Social Sciences.
  • Awards and Fellowships at Harvard, Berkeley, Fulbright, Ford, CONACYT, SEP and ITAM within the period of 1985–1994 .
  • Banco Nacional de Mexico Prize in Economics for his doctoral dissertation in Public Policy in 1994.
  • Academic Distinction for his doctoral thesis in 1993 at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Benito Juarez Medal, awarded by the former President of Mexico, Carlos Salinas de Gortari, for Academic Excellence in 1993.
  • "Don K. Price" Award for best student and academic distinction at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, in 1991.
  • Prize Tlacaelel for his Economics undergraduate dissertation in 1989.
  • Honorable Mention at UNAM for his Law degree and at ITAM for his BA in Economics in 1987.
  • Associations

  • Member of Advisory Board of Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.
  • Fellow of Royal Society of Arts, UK.
  • Member of Bohemian Club, San Francisco.
  • Member of the Honorary Trustees of The Mexican Museum in San Francisco
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Eduardo's Punset Foundation
  • Member of the Human Behavior And Evolution Society in 2013.
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the National Human Rights Commission certified by the Senate of the Republic in 2010.
  • Fellow of the Mexican Institute of Culture in 2007.
  • Member of the European Association for Cultural Economics.
  • President of the Fulbright-Garcia Robles Alumni Association 2002 to 2005.
  • President and Co-Founder of the Executive Commission of the Latin-American and Caribbean Law and Economics Association, ALACDE in 1993, 1998 and 2001.
  • President and Founder of the Executive Committee of the Mexican Academy of Law and Economics, AMDE from 1994 to 2001.
  • Furthermore, he is member of The American Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management, The European Association of Law Economics, The Law and Economics American Association, Co-founder member of the Mexican Society of Geography and Statistics at Harvard University, Vice President of the Alumni Society of the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico and Director of Cultural Activities at the School of Law at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

    References

    Andres Roemer Wikipedia


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