Mexican Council on Foreign Relations
|Headquarters||Distrito Federal, Mexico|
The Mexican Council on Foreign Relation 'COMEXI (in Spanish Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales) was established the 22 November 2001. So far, it is the only plural and multidisciplinary forum, focused in the debate and analysis of Mexico’s role in the world and the growing influence of international events on the national agenda. The Council is a civic association, nonprofit and independent of government. It is financed entirely by its member's contributions
- Create a forum that brings together different sectors of Mexican society and facilitate meetings between them and their counterparts of other countries.
- Organize seminars, workshops and working meetings to exchange ideas and experiences that can be useful for those who are in charge of Mexico’s international relations or those interested in that process.
- Create institutional linkages with homologous organizations in other parts of the world.
- Develop research projects about relevant issues that become tools for decision makers.
|Vicepresident||Franciso Suárez Dávila|
|Counselor||Juan Ramón de la Fuente|
|Counselor||Rafael Fernández MacGregor|
COMEXI has among its members more than 450 personalities from various sectors and ideologies through the Ordinary Program and its three special programs: Corporate Program, aimed to leading companies; the Institutional Program, which gathers Foreign Embassies in Mexico, international organizations with offices in our country, as well as, research and teaching centers; and the Term-Member Program, created to support the development of future leaders.
|American Express Co.||British Petroleum|
|América Móvil||Grupo Bimbo|
|Grupo Gigante||Grupo Empresarial Olmeca|
|Grupo Televisa||Grupo Financiero Scotiabank|
|Grupo Financiero HSBC||Grupo México|
|Grupo Financiero Banamex|
|Embassy of the United States||Delegation of Quebec|
|Embassy of Canada||Embassy of Australia|
|Embassy of South Africa||Embassy of Finland|
|Delegation of the European Union||Iberoamericana University|
|Real Embassy of Norway||Embassy of Japan|
|Embassy of France||Embassy of India|
|El Colegio de México, A.C.||Embassy of the Turkish Republic|
|Embassy of New Zealand||Embassy of Switzerland|
|Anáhuac University México Norte||Center of Research on North America (CISAN-UNAM)|
|Embassy of Ireland||Embassy of the People's Republic of China|
|Embassy of Brazil||Embassy of Sweden|
|Embassy of Argentina||Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México|
|General Coordination on Foreign Affairs and Parliamentary Relations of the Senate||Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development|
|Embassy of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland||Embassy of Morocco Kingdom|
|Embassy of Israel||National Institute of Public Administration (INAP)|
COMEXI has authored unpublished materials, such as the biannual survey of opinion "Mexico and the World", prepared jointly with the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE). Additionally, it published a collection of papers of the Mexican Council on Foreign Affairs which addressed important issues of international affairs.
An additional facet of the Council's objectives is to participate at conferences, study groups or workshops on topics relevant to Mexico and its international partners. It has partnerships with the Council on Foreign Relations, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Council of the Americas, the Pacific Council on International Policy and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in the United States and six Latin American Councils (Argentine Council for International Affairs, the Conselho Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais, the Chilean Council for International Affairs, the Uruguayan Council for Foreign Relations, the Paraguayan Center for International Studies and the Peruvian Center for International Relations). Additionally COMEXI signed a memorandum of understanding with the Institute Fernando Henrique Cardoso of Brazil and the Indian Council of World Affairs.
Since 2003, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and COMEXI instituted Stays Academic Program for Research in Public Policy for researchers on issues of bilateral relations Mexico-United States. Through this, each year about three specialists conducted research at the headquarters of the Wilson Center in Washington, DC.
As of 20 September 2013[update], the COMEXI has consolidated as an opinion leader in foreign policy. The apparition of the Council in radio programs and television analysis, in addition to more than 30 MEMBERS IN THE PRESS who publish in print media daily basis. The level of Associates and its deliberations in an informal and open, has increasingly become a forum to COMEXI meeting required for individuals who visit the country.
COMEXI's web site give to any who interested in the global agenda, the opportunity to explore special articles that are product of the research made by the Council in the most important organizations around the globe.
The Center is divided in two categories: regional and thematic that helps users on their researches.
- Financial Crisis
- Human Rights
- Environment and Climate Change
- International Organizations
- Mexico´s Foreign Policy
- Mexico in the Security Council
- Public Opinion
- International Policy
- US-Mexico Relations
- World Food System
- http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=news.item&news_id=11742 Public relations statement from the Wilson Center