Time Segment Title Program & Participants
9:30 a.m. Opening Program Morning Dance Tribute to the Virgin of Guadalupe by Maru Montero Troupe
9:35 a.m. A Spoken Tribute to the Virgin of Guadalupe by Ana Castillo
9:45 a.m. Welcome by The Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington and the Ambassador of Mexico in the United States of America, His Excellency Eduardo Medina Mora
10:10 a.m. Array of Mexican Folkloric Dances from the states of Jalisco, Veracruz, and Morelos by Maru Montero Troupe
10:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker Appreciation of Leonardo López Luján by Colin McEwan, Director of Pre-Columbian Studies, Dumbarton Oaks
Leonardo López Luján, archaeologist, historian, and Director of the Templo Mayor Project that is unearthing the Aztec metropolis beneath Mexico City
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
1:45 p.m. Speaker Introduction of Carmen Boullosa by Gwen Kirkpatrick, Professor and Chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Georgetown University
Carmen Boullosa, novelist, poet, and playwright—The Women of Mexico: From Goddesses to Revolutionaries
2:30 p.m. Audiovisual Presentation Photographic Essay: Mexico's Splendid Patrimony by Adalberto Ríos Szalay, photographer, environmentalist, and author
3:15 p.m. Panel Discussion On Mexico's Diversity—Moderated by John Hessler, Curator, Jay I. Kislak Collection Curator, Library of Congress
Participants:
Guadalupe Curiel Defossé, Director, National Library of Mexico
Antonio Saborit, Director of the National Museum of Anthropology at the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico
Marta Turok, anthropologist and specialist on folk art
Ben Vinson, scholar on Afro-Mexican culture and Dean of George Washington University's Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
5:00 p.m. Living Legend Award Introduction of Miguel León-Portilla by Everette Larson, Head, Hispanic Reading Room, Library of Congress
Presentation of Award by The Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington
Miguel León-Portilla, the foremost scholar of Nahuatl, the indigenous language of Central Mexico
12:00 p.m –1:45 p.m. Display and Exhibit A special display of select items from the Library’s Mexican Collection and viewing of the Exploring the Early Americas Exhibit
Time Segment Title Program & Participants
9:30 a.m. Opening Program Welcome by Georgette Dorn, Chief, Hispanic Division, Library of Congress
9:45 a.m. Speaker Capricia Marshall, Former U.S. Chief of Protocol—My Mother's Mexican Roots
10:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker Keynote address by Enrique Krauze, author, historian and publisher—Revolutionary Mexico
11:00 a.m. World Film Premiere “The History of the Mexican Revolution” –a one-of-a-kind documentary film, 30 years in the making
12:15p.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
1:45 p.m. Panel Discussion “On Mexico’s Contemporary Arts and Letters”—Introduced by Laura Ramírez Rasgado, Executive Director, Mexican Cultural Institute

Moderator: Rubén Gallo, art and literary critic
Participants:
Carmen Boullosa, novelist, essayist, and playwright
Álvaro Enrigue, novelist, short story writer
Lillian Liberman, film director and producer
Jorge Volpi, novelist, essayist, and poet
3:15 p.m. Panel Discussion “Where is Mexico? The Mexican American Experience”
Moderator: María Hinojosa, PBS and NPR commentator
Participants:
Sandra Cisneros, novelist, essayist, and poet
Francisco Goldman, journalist and novelist
Carlos Tortolero, Director, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago
4:45 p.m. Musical Performance Cuarteto Latinoamericano
5:45 p.m. Closing The Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington and the Ambassador of Mexico in the United States of America, His Excellency Eduardo Medina Mora