Convergencias 2013 Program


Since 2007, passionate Mexican students at the University of Pennsylvania  and Yale have come together every year to hold Convergencias, a collegiate conference that aims to address the developmental challenges and opportunities Mexico faces. We have brought together renowned scholars, politicians, and policy makers from Mexico, Latin America, and the United States. Over the years, hundreds of students have travelled from the top institutions in the nation to attend Convergencias and establish dialogues of the highest level in order to enrich their perspectives of our country. Previous panelists include:

  • Dr. Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León – Director  Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, and Mexico’s Former President
  • Fernando Canales Clarion – Former Governor of Nuevo León, and Former Economy Minister
  • Dr. Luis E. Téllez Kuenzler – President Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV), and Former Communication and Transportation Minister
  • Dr. Edgardo Buscaglia – Fellow Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and ITAM Professor
  • M.A. Jaime González Aguade – President of the Mexican Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV), and Former Director General of CFE


 Convergencias: Mexico 2013- 2023,

Putting the Next Decade in Perspective.

WHEN: Saturday February 23, 2013

WHERE: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.


Friday, February  22
   8:00pm               Registration – Houston Hall                                                                                                            (3417 Spruce Street b/w 34st and 35st)

Saturday, February 23 

   9:00-9:30         Registration – 240B Silverman Hall, Penn Law                                                                          (34St b/w Chestnut y Sansom- Entrance)
   9:30-9:45          Convergencias 2013 Inauguration

   9:45-10:45        Pablo Hernández-Romo, Criminal Law Specialist,                                                            “Organized crime and Constitutional Rights in Mexico”

   10:45-11:00      Mexican Students in the US
   11:00-11:10         Coffee Break

   11:10-12:00       Fey Berman, Nexos & Letras Libres, Journalist                                                                   “Mexican Cultural Diaspora in the US”,

   12:00-12:20       Mexican Students in the US
   12:20-2:20         Lunch – Networking Event at The Castle                                                                                          (36St corner with Locust Walk)  

   2:20-3:30        Eduardo Sojo Garza-Aldape, President INEGI                                                                   “INEGI’s Statistical and Geographical Tools”

   3:30-3:50        Mexican Students in the US
   3:50-4:00        Coffee Break   

   4:00-4:50       Héctor Salazar Sánchez, Social Sector, BID

   4:50-5:20       Javier Jileta V., CEO Scientika                                                                                                      “3 Concrete Steps to Push Innovation Forward in Mexico”

   5:20-5:30       Closing

   8:00-10:00    Dinner – University Club  at The Inn at Penn-Hilton                                                             (3611 Walnut street b/w 36st and 37st)

  10:00 -2:00 am    Social Event (BYO) – 4118 Baltimore Apt A.

Sunday, February 24

   10:00-11:00       Despedida at Houston Hall and UPENN campus tour.

*Agenda Subject to Change



Housing will be provided to students visiting from other universities in Penn Student dorms and/or apartments. Please contact us at to request accommodation! The Mexican Penn Community will be happy to receive you! Join the Community! Be part of the conversation!





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