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Mexican Council on Foreign Relations

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Founded  2001
Website  COMEXI
Headquarters  Distrito Federal, Mexico
Key people  Enrique Berruga President Claudia Calvin Director General

The Mexican Council on Foreign Relation 'COMEXI (in Spanish Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales) was established the 22 November 2001. So far, it is the only plural and multidisciplinary forum, focused in the debate and analysis of Mexico’s role in the world and the growing influence of international events on the national agenda. The Council is a civic association, nonprofit and independent of government. It is financed entirely by its members' contributions

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Objectives

  • Create a forum that brings together different sectors of Mexican society and facilitate meetings between them and their counterparts of other countries.
  • Organize seminars, workshops and working meetings to exchange ideas and experiences that can be useful for those who are in charge of Mexico’s international relations or those interested in that process.
  • Create institutional linkages with homologous organizations in other parts of the world.
  • Develop research projects about relevant issues that become tools for decision makers.
  • Board

    The President of the Board of Directors is Enrique Berruga. Fernando Solana and Andrés Rozenta are ex-presidents

    Members

    COMEXI has among its members more than 450 personalities from various sectors and ideologies through the Ordinary Program and its three special programs: Corporate Program, aimed to leading companies; the Institutional Program, which gathers Foreign Embassies in Mexico, international organizations with offices in our country, as well as, research and teaching centers; and the Term-Member Program, created to support the development of future leaders.

    Corporate Members

    Institutional Members

    Activities

    COMEXI has authored unpublished materials, such as the biannual survey of opinion "Mexico and the World", prepared jointly with the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE). Additionally, it published a collection of papers of the Mexican Council on Foreign Affairs which addressed important issues of international affairs.

    An additional facet of the Council's objectives is to participate at conferences, study groups or workshops on topics relevant to Mexico and its international partners. It has partnerships with the Council on Foreign Relations, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Council of the Americas, the Pacific Council on International Policy and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in the United States and six Latin American Councils (Argentine Council for International Affairs, the Conselho Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais, the Chilean Council for International Affairs, the Uruguayan Council for Foreign Relations, the Paraguayan Center for International Studies and the Peruvian Center for International Relations). Additionally COMEXI signed a memorandum of understanding with the Institute Fernando Henrique Cardoso of Brazil and the Indian Council of World Affairs.

    Since 2003, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and COMEXI instituted Stays Academic Program for Research in Public Policy for researchers on issues of bilateral relations Mexico-United States. Through this, each year about three specialists conducted research at the headquarters of the Wilson Center in Washington, DC.

    As of 20 September 2013, the Council has been featured in radio programs and television analysis, in addition to more than 30 MEMBERS IN THE PRESS who publish in print media daily basis. The level of Associates and its deliberations in an informal and open, has increasingly become a forum to COMEXI meeting required for individuals who visit the country.

    Information Center

    COMEXI's web site give to any who interested in the global agenda, the opportunity to explore special articles that are product of the research made by the Council in the most important organizations around the globe. The Center is divided in two categories: regional and thematic.

    References

    Mexican Council on Foreign Relations Wikipedia


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