MCALLEN, Texas – Duncan Wood, director of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, recently spoke in McAllen, Brownsville, Laredo and San Antonio.

The subject was the policies of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, one year into his presidency of Mexico.

The Woodrow Wilson Center, chartered by Congress in 1968, is the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for the policy community.

Wood is an internationally renowned specialist on North American politics, Mexico and U.S.-Mexican ties who lectures and publishes on hemispheric issues and relationships. He regularly testifies to the U.S. Congress on U.S.-Mexico relations and is a widely quoted source on Mexican politics.

An authority on energy policy, international banking regulation and corruption, he is currently co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Transparency and Anti-Corruption, and is a member of the editorial board of Foreign Affairs Latinoamerica.

The above podcast features Wood’s remarks at the McAllen event, which was hosted by IBC Bank and the Rio Grande Valley Partnership. It took place at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. Wood was introduced by Adrian Villarreal, president of IBC Bank-McAllen.