San Diego World Affairs Council
Consul General Carlos González Gutiérrez
"An Overview of the Mexican Consulate in San Diego"
Thursday, 19 December 2019
*Event Will be Held at AMN Healthcare Auditorium*
Consul General Gutiérrez will offer insights and his perspective as he presents an overview of the Mexican Consulate in San Diego. The Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego is in the heart of the Cali-Baja mega region, where thousands commute between two countries that exchange millions of dollars’ worth of goods & services every day. Besides the core functions performed by every consulate in Mexico’s 50+ consular network in the United States –issuing essential identity paperwork and providing legal protection to our nationals abroad— the Consulate of Mexico in San Diego serves as a tireless promoter for the many drivers which make our cross-border region so distinctly unique.
About our Speaker: Consul General Carlos González Gutiérrez
Ambassador Carlos González Gutiérrez is the Consul General of Mexico in San Diego, ratified by the Mexican Senate in April 2019. A Career diplomat since 1987, Ambassador González Gutiérrez has specialized in Mexican communities in the US, as all of his designations abroad have been in the US.
In Mexico, in the late 1990s, he worked in the Program for Mexican Communities Abroad at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and from 2003-2009 he was the founding Executive Director of the Institute of Mexicans Abroad, the agency in charge of promoting ties and collaboration between Mexico and its diaspora.
Overseas, he has had four adscriptions. Early in his career, he was the Consul for Community Affairs at the Consul for Community Affairs at the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angles. Then, from 1999-2003 he was appointed as Counselor for Latino Affairs at the Mexican Embassy in Washington D.C.
In 2009, González Gutiérrez was appointed for the first time Head of Post as the Consul General of Mexico in Sacramento. Besides the regular consular activities, he was in charge of monitoring public policies implemented in the state that could affect Mexico or Mexican communities in California.
After six years in Sacramento, Ambassador Carlos González Gutiérrez was transferred to Consul General of Mexico in Austin, Texas having to report the public policies of Texas, as much as to look after the daily general services of the Consulate for Mexicans in areas such as documentation, protection and community development.
In September 2011, González Gutiérrez was promoted by the President of Mexico to the rank of Ambassador. He has a B.A. in International Relations from El Colegio de Mexico and a Masters Degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California (USC).
Thursday, 19 December 2019
AMN Healthcare Auditorium
12400 High Bluff Dr.
San Diego, CA 92130
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Registration/Reception: 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Presentation, followed by a Q&A: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
SDWAC Members: Free
Student with student ID: $5
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