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REGISTER NOW! 2019 SDWAC Annual Membership Meeting

  • June 22, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • 34


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We are happy to announce a new speaker for our Sat. June 22 Annual Luncheon, noted expert on Mexico Rafael Fernández de Castro!  (Due to a scheduling conflict our previous speaker had to cancel her talk.)

Professor Fernández de Castro will present "Trump and Lopez Obrador: Stand-off"

Special remarks on the recent crisis in U.S.-Mexico relations, the threat of U.S. tariffs and the negotiations that led to their suspension, migration and border issues.

About Rafael Fernández de Castro

Rafael Fernández de Castro is a professor at UC San Diego School of Global Policy & Strategy and director of its Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (USMEX). A former foreign policy adviser to President Felipe Calderón, he is an expert on bilateral relations between Mexico and the U.S.

He is the founder and former chair of the Department of International Studies at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City. He has published numerous academic articles and written several books, including “The United States and Mexico: Between Partnership and Conflict” with Jorge Domínguez.

Prof. Fernández de Castro also worked as the Project Director of the UNDP’s Human Development Report for Latin America 2013-14, “Citizen Security With a Human Face: Evidence and Proposals for Latin America.” He is the founder and editor of Foreign Affairs Latin America and contributes to the daily newspaper El Financiero and a regular contributor to Televisa.

His current research is on leadership and decision-making in Mexican foreign policy and he serves as a principal investigator along with Professor Jenny Pearce from the London School of Economics for the project “Co-constructing Security Provision in Mexico: A Methodology and Action Plan from Communities to the State.”


Saturday, June 22, 2019


11:30 a.m.-noon Registration

Noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch & Board Nominations

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Presentation


First Presbyterian Church

1742 3rd Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101


$30 per ticket

*If you have already registered, we have moved your registration and you will be receiving a reimbursement for the difference shortly* 


Complimentary parking at 3rd Avenue and Elm Street.

Once you park your vehicle, please use the 3rd Avenue entrance to the Church.

From the north, take CA-163 South.

Take Exit 1B for I-5/4th Ave.

Keep right at the fork, follow signs for 4th Ave.

Continue straight on Date St.

In one block, turn right on 3rd Avenue.

Have questions about SDWAC Annual Luncheon contact us at SDWAC@SDWAC.ORG


Mailing Address

San Diego World Affairs Council (SDWAC)

PO Box 34010

San Diego, CA 92163


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