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Felipe Calderon

Felipe Calderon
A Presidential Look at Latin America and Mexico’s Perspective on Hemispheric and Bilateral Relations

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
7:00 p.m. at the Herbert University Center

e-Tickets will be available on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Felipe Calderón served as President of Mexico from 2006 to 2012. He is internationally recognized as a President who strengthened the rule of law and made possible the economic recovery of Mexico after the world economic crisis. Previously, he was Secretary of Energy (and as such chaired the boards of PEMEX and CFE) and director of Banobras (National Bank of Public Works and Services). He was both a local and federal congressman, leader of the National Action Party (PAN) in the Federal Congress and General Secretary and National President of PAN.


He has been named "Statesman of the Year" by the World Economic Forum and "Champion of the Earth" by the United Nations. He has received the Teddy Roosevelt Award for the Environment, the GLOBE Award from the Global Legislators Organization for a Balanced Environment, the International Star of Energy Efficiency award, among other important awards as a world leader on environmental issues. 


This lecture is co-hosted by UNF and the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville.