29 November 2019 | 12.30 – 14: 00
Co-organized with the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies
Meeting Room (03.43) College van Premonstreit, Naamsestraat 61, Leuven ( entrance via Ch. Deberiotstraat)
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The 2016 US presidential election and the inauguration of President Donald Trump in January 2017 opened a new chapter in US-Mexican relations. Over the past two years the North American Free Trade Agreement, which had set the foundations for the institutionalisation of relations between Canada, the US and Mexico in North America, was called into question and renegotiated. Immigration and drugs trafficking, two contentious issues that have historically troubled the bilateral relationship, reached new heights of tension. This presentation will offer an overview of US-Mexico relations under the challenging new conditions of the Trump presidency.
Mónica SERRANO is Professor of International Relations at El Colegio de México where she coordinated the North American Programme. She has worked on the international relations of Latin America and North America, with particular reference to international institutions, security, human rights, transnational crime and civil-military relations. Her publications include:
Transnational Organised Crime and International Security: Business as Usual? (2002);
Regionalism and Governance in the Americas: A Continental Drift? (2005);
Human Rights Regimes in the Americas (2009);
Seguridad Nacional y Seguridad Interior (2010);
After Oppression: Transitional Justice in Latin America and Eastern Europe (2012);
Mexico’s Security Failure: Collapse into Criminal Violence (2012);
The International Politics of Human Rights. Rallying to the R2P Cause? (2014);
El Tratado de Tlatelolco. Una mirada retrospectiva a medio siglo de su firma (2017);
“US-Mexican Relations: From NAFTA to Donald Trump” (2017);
“Mexico a Humanitarian Crisis in the Making” (2017);
“US-Mexican relations under the shadow of Donald Trump: Neighbours across the desert” (2018);
El debate de la Asamblea General de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas sobre el problema mundial de las drogas de 2016 (2018);
“A Forward March Halted. Latin America and theUNGASS 2016” (2019).
She was Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, and a member of the International Advisory Board of the FRAME Project “Fostering Human Rights Among European (External and Internal) Policies” and has been co-editor of Global Governance.
Her current research focuses on drug policy and the last generation of human rights violations in Mexico and Latin America.