South America

The Aspen Institute Launches Aspen Institute Mexico Partnership

November 14, 2013

Melissa Ingber is director of the Aspen Institute Socrates Program and deputy director of International Partners.

From left: Aspen Institute Mexico Chairman Juan Ramón de la Fuente, Aspen Institute Trustee Clare Muñana, Aspen Institute CEO Walter Isaacson, and Aspen Institute Chairman Robert K. Steel

The Aspen Institute announced this week the launch of operations of the Aspen Institute Mexico as its first partner in Latin America and part of a network of nine international partners in Europe and Asia.  

Through seminars, policy programs, conferences, and leadership development initiatives, the Aspen Institute Mexico will provide the opportunity for leaders from industry, economic and political sectors, civil society, and the cultural world to work on critical current challenges facing society and businesses. Both the Aspen Institute and Aspen Mexico welcome this mutually beneficial partnership and the opportunities it creates for the exchange of ideas and leadership development to build stronger societies as Mexico continues to increase its global presence and importance.

Aspen Mexico will be headed by a board of directors chaired by Juan Ramón de la Fuente, former president of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) and formerly Mexico’s Secretary of Health.

“I welcome the task of producing vibrant forums that will promote deep analysis of the major challenges faced by Mexican society, with the goal of providing viable alternatives and innovative solutions,” commented de la Fuente. “I am confident that Mexico will be better equipped to move forward to build an ever better Mexico through knowledge shared through Aspen’s international network and from leaders across Mexico and the world.”

The executive director will be Fernando Espinosa de los Reyes, former president of Universidad del Caribe, who will design and supervise the programs of Aspen Mexico.