Last week, the School of Foreign Service (SFS) and the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) welcomed H.E. Esteban Moctezuma Barragán, Mexico’s Ambassador to the United States, for an SFS Coffee Chat.
Vice Dean Mark Giordano introduced the event and speakers, and CLAS’s Interim Director Dr. Angelo Rivero Santos led the initial discussion with Ambassador Moctezuma. The Ambassador then answered student questions and participated in a lively discussion covering notable political, economic and social issues relevant to the binational relationship.
Ambassador Moctezuma is an accomplished Mexican statesman, with a distinguished career in both government and civil society. He currently serves as the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Mexico to the United States of America, nominated by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in December 2020, and ratified by the Senate of the Republic in February 2021. Ambassador Moctezuma’s government career spans several key positions, including Secretary of Education, Secretary of Social Development, Senator of the Republic, Secretary of the Interior, Sub-secretary of Educational Planning and Coordination, and Head of the Secretariat of Public Education.