US-Mexico Relations – North American Implications
CIC-Vancouver Branch Presents: Fernando de la Mora
800 Smithe St., Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6Z
Consul, Consulate of Mexico, El Paso, Texas
“US-Mexico Relations – North American Implications”
Few issues are more important to Canada than its continental relationships through NAFTA and
the trilateral Security and Prosperity Partnership. Fernando, who is well known to CIC members
and friends in Vancouver, will speak on North American cooperation mechanisms, Mexico-US
cooperation in the battle against organized crime including drug trafficking, and the major
national security threats facing Mexico.
Fernando de la Mora is a career diplomat in the Mexican Foreign Service, currently posted on
the US-Mexico border at the Consulate General in El Paso, Texas. He is an associate of the
Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI) and formerly served on the Executive of the
Vancouver Branch of the Canadian Institute for International Affairs (now Canadian International
Council) and the Canadian Council for the Americas (Alberta). His tenure as President of the UBC
International Relations Students Association led to numerous national and international awards.
His past publications have focused on issues of the “new security” agenda. He holds a degree in
International Relations, with a specialization in Conflict Resolution and Conflict Management,
from the University of British Columbia. Having lived and worked extensively in all three North
American countries, his talk will offer a unique perspective of the security challenges and
opportunities for the continent.