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Former Mexican President Vicente Fox: The Future of U.S.–Mexican Relations

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 -
11:00am to 12:30pm
New Location:
Dinkelspiel Auditorium
471 Lagunita Dr,
Stanford University

Open to Stanford students, faculty and staff only; Please arrive early for security screening

Complete video is of the speech is now available on our website

To the American public, Vicente Fox may be Mexico’s most well-known, modern politician. Prior to becoming president, he received a top management diploma from Harvard Business School and went on to become president of Coca-Cola for Mexico and Latin America. He has most recently made national headlines by telling President Trump that Mexico “will not pay for that [expletive] wall,” and continues to engage President Trump on social media.

Fox was the first candidate from an opposition party to be elected president. Currently, he is actively involved in encouraging leadership and creating opportunities for less favored people through his organization Centro Fox. What are the realities and possibilities for the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico? Here’s a rare chance to get a unique perspective from one of Mexico’s most prominent and outspoken thought leaders.

 

Vicente Fox Quesada was born on July 2, 1942. He grew up at Rancho San Cristobal in Guanajuato, a communal holding, where the only difference between him and his childhood friends was the opportunities he would have. His experiences continue to remind him of the threat of poverty in his country.

He studied Business Administration at the Universidad Iberoamericana, and later he received a top management diploma from Harvard Business School. In 1964, he joined the Coca-Cola Company in Mexico and started from the bottom. He eventually became President of the company for Mexico and Latin America.

He served as President of Mexico from 2000 to 2006, the first candidate from an opposition party to be elected president.

Nowadays, he is actively involved in encouraging leadership and creating opportunities for disadvantaged people through his organization, Centro Fox.

 

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Event Sponsor: 
Bill Lane Center for the American West, Freeman Spogli Institute, Center for Latin American Studies
Contact Email: 
westcenter@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
650-721-1588