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Thursday, October 25
Mexican - U.S. Relations
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Alicia Kerber, who heads the Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia, will address the Foreign Policy Association of Harrisburg on October 25 and discuss the current state of diplomatic relations between her country and the United States.

 

Her appearance comes amid growing tensions between Mexico and the U.S. over trade and border security.  President Trump has imposed stiff tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and has  advocated construction of a wall along the Mexican border to keep out illegal immigrants.

 

The talk is at 7:30 p.m. at the West Shore County Club in Camp Hill.  It is free and open to the public.  There is a reception at 5:30 p.m. and a dinner at 6:30 p.m. at a cost of $30 for FPA members, $35 for nonmembers.  For dinner reservations, visit fpa-harrisburg.org or contact Ron Pontius at ronpon@comcast.net or 717-991-0899 by 10 a.m. October 22..

 

The Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia is responsible for protecting the interests of Mexicans living, working or traveling throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware and South Jersey.  The office also facilitates economic, educational and cultural exchanges.  Prior to her current assignment, Ms. Kerber held a similar position in Kansas City.

 

She has represented Mexico as officer for political affairs at the Mexican Embassy in Colombia; consul of Mexico in San Pedro Sula, Honduras; and deputy representative of Mexico before the Organization of American States in Washington, DC.  She also served for two years as deputy head of mission at the Mexican Embassy in Ireland.

 

Born in Mexico City, Ms. Kerber has worked in the Mexican foreign service since 1991, completing assignments in the areas of environment, natural resources and human rights.  She holds a doctorate degree in international law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.  She has written several articles and essays for academic journals, both in Mexico and elsewhere, on subjects related to international organizations, regional security, and human rights.




Month / Date / Day

Topic

Speaker

FPA Coordinator

Sep 27

Thursday

 

Globalism vs. Nationalism

Orfeo Fioretos

Stuart Snyder

Oct 25

Thursday

Mexican – U.S. Relations

 

Howard Davison

Bonnie Dixon

Nov 28

Wednesday

Terrorism, Counterterrorism, and the West in the 21st Century

Philip Mudd

Michele Sellitto

Dec 13

Thursday

IF RECEPTION

 

 

Jan 24

Thursday

Fight for Middle East Leadership – Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Turkey

 

Clem Gilpin

Feb 27 (2)

Wednesday

Russia’s War on Western Democracies

 

Chris Dolan

Mar 28

Thursday

Current State of Arms Control

(1)

Dan Sim

Apr 25

Thursday

National Defense Strategy

 

(1)

Alan Stolberg

 

May 16

Thursday

Japan and East Asia in the 21st Century

 

Carol Nechemias





PAST Programs for 2017 -2018


Month / Date

Topic

Speaker

FPA Coordinator

Sep 28

 

Western Europe in a Time of Upheaval

Heather Conley

Howard Davison

Oct  26

IF RECEPTION

 

Ann Glasscock

Nov 30

East-West Relations in the 21st Century

Ambassador

Alexander

Vershbow

Michele Sellitto Alan Stolberg

Dec  13

Addressing Foreign Policy Through the Private Sector-

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Lynn

Tabernacki

Michele Sellitto

Jan 25

The Sunni / Shia Divide

Ambassador

John Craig

Chris Dolan

Feb 22

India Pakistan Relations

Governor's Ballroom

Dr. Bratton & 

Col. Phillips

Stuart Snyder

Mar 15

U.S. - Iranian Relations

Meeting room changed to KEYSTONE - upper building.

Dr. Trita Parsi

Howard Davison

Apr 26

Current Foreign Policy Challenges and Opportunities

Main Ballroom

Alan Stolberg

Howard Davison

 

May 17

The Koreas

Governor's Ballroom

TBD

Dan Sim

 

 




Last Years Programs

Date Topic Moderator
Sept 22 US Foreign Policy in an Election Year Dan Sim
Oct 27 American Intelligence Community Since 9/11 -
General Michael Hayden
Sellitto & Stolberg
Nov 17 IF Reception Sellitto & Davison
Dec 15 Geopolitics of Climate Change  Fay Geegee
Jan 26 Update on Arab - Israel Conflict Alan Stolberg
Feb 23 Cuba Today & After the Castro Brothers Stuart Snyder
Mar 23 Russia and the West Howard Davison
Apr 27 South China Sea Geopolitics Clem Gilpin
May 18 Future of US - Iranian Relations Howard Davison

RED = changed date
 


Past Programs 

Sep 24

Terrorism and the West and the ISIS Threat

Alan

Stolberg

Oct 22

39th Annual International Fellows Reception

US Army War College

Michele Sellitto

Howard Davison

Nov 23

U.S. Foreign Policy in the 21st Century

Former Deputy Secretary of State Ambassador William J. Burns

Michele

Sellitto

Dec 10

Middle East History and Solutions

Stuart

Snyder

Jan 28

Europe’s Perception of U.S. Foreign Policy

Wayne

Failor

Feb 18

Turkey as a Pivotal State Between East and West

Howard

Davison

Mar 24

Latin America and Its Emergence on the World Stage

Howard

Davison

Apr 28

Africa and the World

Clem

Gilpin

May 19

North Korea: A Challenge to the World

Fay

Geegee

February  meeting date changed to 18th



Programs for 2014 -2015
Changed: OCT 23 & Apr 23

MONTH

                   TOPIC                    

MODERATOR

SEP 25

             Russia, Ukraine & the World            

 Stolberg

OCT 23

The Media & Its Impact on Froeign Policy

Geegee

NOV 13

U.S. Army War College Reception

Michele/Fay

DEC 11

The United States, ISIS, and the War
 for the Soul of Islam

Davison

JAN 22

Congress & the Making of U.S. Foreign Policy

Gilpin

FEB 26

U.S. Civil Military Relations

Stolberg

MAR 26

Demographic Trends Affecting U.S. Foregin Policy

Snyder

APR 23

*US Foreign Policy Priorities and 21st Century Diplomacy

Sellitto

MAY 7

German Embassy Trip

May 28

China & the World

Reinaker

* Talk subject changed

 

5:30-6:30 pm Reception
Dinner 6:30 - 7:30
Program 7:30 - 9:00

 


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