This event is held in partnership with the Dallas Morning News.Thursday, May 30, 2013 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Jones Great Hall, Meadows Museum, SMU Campus (map)
The Honorable Antonio Garza, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico (2002-2009)
Ambassador Garza served as US Ambassador to Mexico from 2002-2009. Prior to that time, Garza served as Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, having been elected to statewide office in 1998. Ambassador Garza is a past partner at Bracewell & Patterson (now Bracewell & Giuliani) and served as Secretary of State of Texas and Senior Policy Advisor to the Governor of the State of Texas from 1994 to 1997, and as Cameron County Judge from 1988 to 1994. Garza currently serves as the Counsel in the Mexico City office of White & Case LLP, one of the world’s leading global law firms with 38 offices in 26 countries.
Alfredo Corchado, Mexico Bureau Chief, The Dallas Morning News
Alfredo Corchado, Mexico bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News, is a noted expert on immigration, drug violence, and foreign policy between U.S. and Mexico. He has reported on everything from the disappearance of women in Juarez to the exodus of Mexico’s middle class into the United States. Over the years, Corchado has exposed government corruption and the reach of Mexican drug traffickers into U.S. communities. A 2009 Nieman Fellow at Harvard and a 2010 Rockefeller Fellow and Woodrow Wilson Scholar, Corchado won the Maria Moors Cabot award from Columbia Journalism School in 2007 for extraordinary bravery and enterprise. In 2010, he was awarded Colby College’s Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism.