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Thu, Nov 17


Rome Auditorium

The Possibility of Further North American Integration and its Implications

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Time & Location

Nov 17, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM EST

Rome Auditorium, The Benjamin T. Rome Building, Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

About the event

Economic integration between Canada, Mexico and the United States has been a growing reality, since the first NAFTA. Additionally, history, geography and sheer interests, have obviously constituted an equally forceful integration engine, even if more silent and certainly less organized and amorphous. However, questions remain: How integrated is North America in reality? Can it Integrate further and more strategically? And if so, what would be the broader implications vis-à-vis the current Geopolitics?

Amb. Juan José Gómez-Camacho is a senior fellow at SAIS’ Foreign Policy Institute, as well as a member of the teaching faculty of SAIS. Prior to his joining SAIS he served as Ambassador of Mexico to Canada.

Before that he served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York (2016-2019); Ambassador to the European Union as well as to the Kingdom of Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (2013-2016); Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the International Organizations based in Geneva, Switzerland (2009-2013); and prior to that, Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore and concurrently to the Union of Myanmar and the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam (2006-2009).

He is one of the most influential, experienced Mexican diplomats, and highly recognized within multilateral diplomacy. During his 34-year career, he has played a key role in addressing diverse and increasingly complex global challenges, both political and economic. Some of his major achievements include the conclusion of breakthrough international agreements on emerging global health challenges; the adoption of the first ever Global Deal on International Migration; and the successful negotiation of the framework of the New Trade Agreement between Mexico and the European Union.

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