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SARPN discussion invite

Mexico's economic and social transition:
the context of globalization

29th July 2003

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You are cordially invited to attend the next SARPN seminar to be presented by Ambassador Mauricio de Maria y Campos, Mexico's Ambassador to South Africa. The discussion will be held in conjunction with the HSRC's Democracy and Governance research programme.

The presentation will detail evolving political, economic and social changes during the last thirty years, paying particular attention to issues of social cohesion. Other issues to be covered include regional development, regional economic inequalities and social expenditure and policy questions within Mexico.

Copies of the paper will be distributed at the discussion.

The speaker:

Mauricio de Maria y Campos was born on 13 October 1943 in Mexico City. He completed a BA Degree in Economics at the Mexican National Autonomous University, followed by a Masters Degree of Arts in Economic Development at Sussex University. His most recent positions include: Ambassador to South Africa (March 2002 to date); Ambassador at Large for Special UN Projects and Advisor to the Undersecretary for United Nations, Africa and Middle Eastern Affairs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, 1998 - 2001); Deputy Director General and later Director General for UNIDO (1993 - 1997) and Undersecretary for Industrial Development at the Ministry for Trade and Industrial Development (1989 - 1992).

He has written many articles and books on industry, trade and investment and international affairs, the latest being "Are we united, mexicans?... (їSomos unidos mexicanos?) and the article: "Lessons from Mexico's Economic and Social Transition" in the South African Journal of International Affairs. He was also the President for the Mexican Chapter of the Club of Rome (1998 - 2002).

Venue: Video Conference Room, 1st Floor Library, HSRC 134 Pretorius Street Pretoria
Parking: Parking is available in the HSRC's commercial parking facility
Date: Tuesday 29 July 2003
Time: 11:45 for 12:00 - 13:00

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