Come today to Georgetown Law for an all-day discussion on how NAFTA has worked for the countries involved, what critical issues ought to be part of the renegotiation, and what countries can do domestically to buttress the benefits of the agreement and distribute the gains more widely.


9:00 am – 9:15 am: Welcome & Introduction

Álvaro Santos | Georgetown University Law Center

Director, Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas (CAROLA)


9:15 am – 10:45 am: Panel 1 | The Balance of NAFTA


Duncan Wood | Director, Mexico Institute – Wilson Center


Rufus Yerxa | President, National Foreign Trade Council

Laura Dawson | Director, Canada Institute – Wilson Center

Gerardo Esquivel | Professor, El Colegio de Mexico

Simon Lester | Trade Policy Analyst, Cato Institute

Mark Weisbrot | Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research


11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Panel 2 | Wither NAFTA 2.0?


Jennifer Hillman | Georgetown University Law Center


Debra Steger | Professor, University of Ottawa

Melinda St. Louis | Director of International Campaigns, Global Trade Watch

Antonio Ortiz Mena | Senior Advisor, Albright Stonebridge Group

Chad Bown | Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics


12:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Lunch & Keynote

Karen Antebi | Economic Counselor, Trade and NAFTA Office – Embassy of Mexico in Washington, D.C.


2:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Panel 3 | Domestic Measures to Bolster NAFTA


Matthew Carnes | Georgetown University Department of Government/School of Foreign Service

Director, Center for Latin American Studies


Dany Bahar | Fellow, Brookings Institution

Celeste Drake | Policy Specialist, AFL-CIO

Edward Alden | Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Mario Delgado | Senator, Mexican Senate (MORENA)


4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Closing Reception

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