No Borders to Global Dialogue Dinner with Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez of Mexico

Left to right: Susan Santana, AT&T; Barbara Feinstein, USAID; Ambassador Capricia Marshall, Atlantic Council. Photo credit: Stephen Bobb.
Left to right: Susan Santana, AT&T; Barbara Feinstein, USAID; Ambassador Capricia Marshall, Atlantic Council. Photo credit: Stephen Bobb.

On November 28, 2017, Meridian partnered with AT&T to co-host a private salon-style dinner for His Excellency Gerónimo Gutiérrez, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States. The event was held as part of Meridian’s Global Dialogue Series, which are off-the-record facilitated conversations on issues of global importance.

Amid ongoing and contentious NAFTA renegotiations, Meridian gathered a group of public and private sector leaders and decision-makers for a discussion on the magnitude of the U.S.-Mexico relationship and the various avenues to strengthen bilateral cooperation. The evening provided Ambassador Gutiérrez with an opportunity to elaborate on important political, economic and social elements of U.S.-Mexico relations before several Members of Congress and Administration officials who offered their own candid feedback and perspectives.

In addition to Ambassador Gutiérrez and Lori Lee, CEO, AT&T International/Global Marketing Officer, AT&T Inc., the dinner was attended by John Andersen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere, U.S. Department of Commerce; Al Cardenas, Senior Partner, Squire Patton Boggs; Gabriela Domenzain, Latino Policy Institute Director, Roger Williams University; Barbara Feinstein, Acting Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean, USAID; Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ); Ambassador David Gross, Chair, International Telecommunications Practice, Wiley Rein LLC; Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group/Chairman, Meridian International Center; Ambassador Stuart Holliday, President and CEO, Meridian International Center; Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX); Ambassador Jim Jones, Chairman, Monarch Global Strategies LLC; Kelly King, CEO, AT&T Mexico; Eric Loeb, Senior Vice President and International External & Regulatory Affairs Team, AT&T Inc.; Dr. Mark Hugo Lopez, Director of Hispanic Research, Pew Research Center; Ana Navarro, Political Commentator, CNN and ABC News; The Honorable Paco Palmieri, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Dr. Mara Tekach, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Diplomacy, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State; and, Congresswoman Norma Torres (D-CA) among others.

Project Partner:

AT&T

Project summary

No Borders to Global Dialogue Dinner with Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez of Mexico
Number of Attendees: 24
Regions: Western Hemisphere
Countries: Mexico
Impact Areas: Business and Trade
Program Areas: Forums
Partners: Private Sector