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Baker Institute to host discussion with Nuevo León governor

HOUSTON – (April 25, 2022) – Samuel García Sepúlveda, governor of Nuevo León, will speak about Mexico’s future at the Rice University Baker Institute for Public Policy’s inaugural “Mexico 2025 and Beyond” lecture.

To envision what comes after Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s administration ends in three years, the Baker Institute’s Center for the United States and Mexico has launched the Mexico 2025 and Beyond initiative. Sepúlveda will address his vision for the post-López Obrador era and the role of Nuevo León in building Mexico’s future.

Key concerns about Mexico’s democracy, politics, growing poverty and unstable fiscal policy will be discussed. The state of the country’s public safety and security, the deterioration of strategic infrastructure and challenges in Mexico’s education and health sectors are also major concerns, in addition to the future of its energy industry and its relationship with the United States.

What: Baker Institute event, “Mexico 2025 and Beyond: A Conversation with Samuel García Sepúlveda, governor of Nuevo León.

Who: Samuel García Sepúlveda, governor of Nuevo León, Mexico. Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Center for the United States and Mexico, will moderate.

When: Tuesday, April 26, 5-6 p.m., with Q&A starting at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Doré Commons, James A. Baker III Hall at Rice University, 6100 Main St., Houston.

Admission is $20 and requires registration. Members of the Baker Institute Roundtable, Roundtable Emerging Leaders and U.S.-Mexico Forum receive complimentary admission through the link included in their email invitations. Rice faculty, staff and students also receive free admission.

Members of the news media who would like to attend for free may contact Avery Franklin, media relations specialist at Rice, at [email protected] or 713-348-6327.