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Gustavo Flores-Macias: What the Mexican Presidential Election Means to the Future of Mexico

  • 15 Mar 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island, SC


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In July 2024, Mexico will hold its presidential election. What is the Mexican political climate in the build-up to these elections and what will the outcome mean for Mexico’s foreign relations?


Gustavo Flores-Macías Gustavo Flores-Macías is Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs and Professor of Government and Public Policy at Cornell University. His research and teaching interests include topics related to political and economic development, such as taxation, state capacity, and the militarization of law enforcement.

He is the author of Contemporary State Building: Elite Taxation and Public Safety in Latin America (Cambridge University Press 2022), which provides insight into how to strengthen the state from fiscal and public safety perspectives. He is also the author of After Neoliberalism? The Left and Economic Reforms in Latin America (Oxford University Press 2012), which received the Latin American Studies Association Tomassini Book Award in 2015, as well as the editor of The Political Economy of Taxation in Latin America (Cambridge University Press 2019).

He holds a PhD in Government from Georgetown University and a Master's in Public Policy from Duke University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. Previously he served as Director of Cornell’s Latin American Studies Program and as Director of Public Affairs at Mexico’s Federal Consumer Protection Agency. He is a faculty fellow at Cornell's Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, and a recipient of Princeton University’s Democracy and Development Fellowship. His op-eds and commentary have been featured on CNBC, Fortune, Fox News, LA Times, New York Times, PBS NewsHour, The Hill, USA Today, Washington Post, among others.

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