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Covid-19 Supply Chain Challenges in Mexico and Latin America: The Perspective from Mexico

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Monday, September 21, 2020
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Brian Brisson and Jorge L. Torres
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COVID-19 and Global Supply Chain Series

During the severe health and economic disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020, one constant has been the heightened public awareness of global supply chains and their impact on acute shortages of essential products like face masks and ventilators. No two economies are more closely connected by supply chains across many industries than the United States and Mexico. This webinar will highlight how Covid-19 transformed the business and political ties between the U.S. and Mexico, based on insights from two individuals uniquely positioned to navigate the Covid-19 crisis on a daily basis. Topics will include the impact of the reorganization of global supply chains and opportunities for Mexico and Latin America; new strategies and opportunities for US and Mexican corporations in the region; logistics and the role of digital trade.

Gary Gereffi (Emeritus Professor, and Director, Duke Global Value Chains Center) will moderate the discussion with two experts: Brian Brisson (former Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy in Mexico) and Jorge L. Torres (President, FedEx Express Mexico and President, American Chamber of Commerce Mexico).

This event is the fourth webinar in the Rethinking Diplomacy Program (RDP) "COVID-19 and Global Supply Chain Series" organized by the Duke University Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS). This event is open to the public, but registration is required.

Contact: Xiaojuan Ping