On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), I invite you to participate in the next session of the Fall 2014 CFR Academic Conference Call series on Thursday, November 6, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM in Commencement Hall 381. Shannon K. O'Neil, CFR's senior fellow for Latin America studies, will discuss the role of the North American Free Trade Agreement in the region and policy recommendations for the future.
Dr. O'Neil directed CFR's Independent Task Force on North America (2014), and one on U.S.-Latin America Relations (2008). She is the author of "Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead" (Oxford University Press, 2013). Dr. O'Neil has testified before Congress on U.S. policy toward Mexico and she is a frequent commentator on major television and radio programs. Her work has been published in "Foreign Affairs," "Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica," "Americas Quarterly," "Política Exterior," "Foreign Policy," "Washington Post," "Los Angeles Times," and "USA Today," among others. Previously, Dr. O'Neil was a Fulbright scholar; a justice, welfare, and economics fellow at Harvard University; and taught Latin American politics at Columbia University.
As background for the discussion, you may wish to review the following materials:
1) "North America: Time for a New Focus," Task Force Report No. 71, Council on Foreign Relations Press, October 2014.
2) David Petraeus and Robert Zoellick, "Perfect Partners: North America's Shared Future," ForeignAffairs.com, February 18, 2014.
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Hope to see you there!