2018 Distinguished Speaker Series

For a second year, The Borderplex Alliance is proud to present our 2018 Distinguished Speaker Series.  The Series brings internationally recognized leaders to the North American Borderplex to discuss the most relevant issues impacting the U.S.-Mexico Border. The 2017 Series began with a presentation from Alejandra de la Vega Foster, Secretary of Innovation and Economic Development for the State of Chihuahua, and continued with a visit from U.S. Senator John Cornyn (TX).

2018 Speakers

August 15th, 2018

Former President of Mexico, Ernesto Zedillo

Ernesto Zedillo is the Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization; Professor in the Field of International Economics and Politics; Professor of International and Area Studies; and Professor Adjunct of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University.

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Honorable Joe Straus

April 9, 2018

Honorable Joe Straus

Speaker of the Texas House and Texan of the Year

We are proud to present the Honorable Joe Straus, Speaker of the Texas House and Texan of the Year as our first Distinguished Speaker of 2018. Joe Straus has promoted economic development, improving education, increasing budget transparency, and securing the resources and infrastructure needed for private-sector growth. 

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2017 Speakers

Alejandra de la Vega Foster

Alejandra de la Vega Foster

Secretary of Innovation and Economic Development for the State of Chihuahua

 

U.S. Senator John Cornyn

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (TX)