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*CANCELLED* — Don't Blame Globalization! Its Imputed Maladies Are the Children of Specific Political Choices — with Ernesto Zedillo, Former President of Mexico

Mar 7, 2018 04:30PM to 06:00PM
Robertson Hall
Arthur Lewis Auditorium
Open to the Public
Ernesto Zedillo – former President of Mexico; Frederick Iseman ’74 Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, Yale University

Due to the weather forecast, this event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Ernesto Zedillo, who served as president of Mexico from 1994 to 2000, will give a public lecture on globalization.

Prior to serving as Mexico’s president, Zedillo held the following positions in the Mexican national government: undersecretary of budget (1987-1988), secretary of economic programming and the budget (1988-1992), and secretary of education (appointed in 1992).

He currently serves as the chairman of the board of the Natural Resource Governance Institute, the 21st Century Advisory Council of the Berggruen Institute on Governance, and co-chair of the Inter-American Dialogue. He serves on the Global Commission on Drug Policy, chaired by Fernando Henrique Cardoso, and is a member of The Elders, an independent group of global leaders using their collective experience and influence for peace, justice and human rights worldwide. Zedillo also is a member of the G30 and the board of directors of the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

His edited volume, “Rethinking the War on Drugs through the US-Mexico Prism (YCSG),” was published in 2012, and two other edited volumes, “Global Warming: Looking Beyond Kyoto” (Brookings/YCSG) and “The Future of Globalization: Explorations in Light of Recent Turbulence” (Routledge) were published in 2008.

Zedillo currently serves as the Frederick Iseman ’74 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 adjunct professor of forestry and environmental studies at Yale University. He is visiting the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs as part of its Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Leadership through Mentorship Program.