Mexico’s Energy Reforms… A Challenging Road Ahead.

LATIN AMERICA ENERGY LECTURE SERIESThe University of Texas at Austin, September 16, 2013

The Jackson School of Geosciences’ Latin America and Caribbean Energy Program hosted a the Latin America Energy Lecture Series. These lectures’ goals are to inform the university community of the challenges and impact of the energy reform being discussed now in the Mexican government.

The lecture invited two speakers to discuss the challenging road ahead for Mexico:

Dr. Kenneth F. Greene, Associate Professor and 2011-2012 Raymond Dickson Teaching Fellow, Department of Government, The University of Texas at Austin. Author; Why Dominant Parties Lose: Mexico’s Democratization in Comparative Perspective, Cambridge University Press, 2009.  Dr. Greene has written a blog post regarding the energy reform titled: Energy Reform in Mexico, the 2013 Edition

Jorge R. Piñon, Director of the Jackson School of Geosciences’ Latin America and Caribbean Energy Program (LACP) and Interim-Director for the Center of International Energy and Environmental Policy (CIEEP) addressed Mexico’s proposed energy reform legislation which would allow greater private sector participation in the oil and gas, and electric power sectors.