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Happy Dog Takes on the World: On Building Walls and Bridges- The Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations
October 4, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Since the end of the 19th century, U.S. and Mexico have enjoyed a strong relationship characterized by close diplomatic and economic ties along their nearly 2,000 mile shared border. Mexico and the U.S. are key partners when it comes to trade as well as immigration. The U.S. is Mexico’s top trade partner with more than $531 billion exchanged between the two countries in 2015. In addition to goods, more than one million United States citizens currently live in Mexico while Mexico remains the single largest country of origin for immigrants to the U.S.
Long before Republican Presidential Nominee Donald J. Trump’s comments and promise to build a border wall brought Mexico to the forefront of our national politics, issues such undocumented immigration, illegal trade in drugs and guns, and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have been prominent in the bilateral relationship. How will future relations be defined?
Join us, the City Club, International Partners in Mission, and the Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies (NOCMES) as Tony Ganzer talks with Juan Manuel Solana Morales, the Consul of Mexico in Detroit, and Daniel Chand, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Kent State University, on the future stability of U.S.-Mexico relations.
Location: The Happy Dog, 5801 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, 44102