LONDON, United Kingdom., February 28th, 2017- On March 6th--8th 2017, the LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre, the LSE Department of Government and the LSE Student Union Mexican Society, with the Support of the Embassy of Mexico in the UK, will jointly host the 17th LSE--Mexican Week. The event is a three--day series of conferences and roundtables whose theme this year --The Challenge of Entangled Inequalities--- was chosen by the Mexican students at LSE.

The 17th Mexican Week follows the efforts and success of previous conferences. Its objective is to provide a venue for the discussion of the challenges faced by Mexico in a global context and to engage LSE´s students in an exchange of ideas with guest lecturers. Over the past sixteen years, the Mexican Week have brought together senior practitioners, policy-makers, governors, ministers and other officials and academics interested in Mexican and Latin American issues.


The first session, which will be officially inaugurated at 6:00 pm on March 6th, 2017, by Minister David Najera, Charge d' Affaires of the Embassy of Mexico, will be chaired by Professor Stephen Jenkins of LSE and speakers Gerardo Esquivel, professor and researcher of El Colegio de México; Salomon Chertorivski, Secretary of Economic Development of Mexico City´s Government and former Mexican secretary of Health in the previous federal administration, as well as Paul Segal, senior lecturer at the Department of International Development at King's College London (KCL).


Among other issues, during the Mexican Week the speakers will discuss the pressing situations of poverty and inequality affecting Mexico and the Latin American region, as well as which specific policies could be implemented to reduce these problems, increase social mobility and foster inclusive development.


Experts will also debate the current situation of Mexico and Latin America regarding the fight against corruption and the challenges to the implementation of the Rule of Law. The discussion on these subjects will address the complex matters of how to advance in the measurement of these phenomena, how to control corruption risks in public institutions, and what the consequences of high levels of impunity are.


Following this debate, the final session will discuss the challenges that the arrival of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States of America imposes for the Mexico—US relationship. Experts will share their views about what they expect the future of the bilateral relationship will be, the possible consequences for Mexican Immigrants and NAFTA, as well as potential ways to face these challenges.


To obtain more information you can consult the programme at LSE webpage http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/government/event/inequality-in-mexico-and-how-to-address-it/