Rafael Fernández De Castro is the founder and current chair of the School of International Relations at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. Fernández de Castro is an expert on U.S.-Mexico relations, Latin American relations and Mexico's foreign policy. He is currently a member of the Regional Agenda Council for Latin America of the World Economic Forum, as well as of the board of directors of the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He served as a principal foreign affairs advisor to the president of Mexico, from 2008 to 2011, and as project director of the United Nations Development Program's Human Development Report for Latin America between 2011 and 2013. Fernández de Castro holds a Ph.D. in political science from Georgetown University and an M.P.A. in public policy from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.
This talk is part of a series of speeches and discussions from the Conference on Violence and Policing in Latin American and U.S. Cities. The conference was hosted and organized by the Program on Poverty and Governance at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. For more information on the Program on Poverty and Governance, please visit http://povgov.stanford.edu and follow #PovGov on Twitter.