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SPEAKER: Felipe Calderón
EVENT DATE: 04/23/2012
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 64 minutes
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Description: President of Mexico Felipe Calderón, guest speaker at the sixth Henry Alfred Kissinger Lecture, focused on global challenges, such as global health, education, international trade, the fight against climate change and organized crime. The President also detailed how the Mexican government needs to strengthen and enforce local and federal entities to fight insecurity and to stop violence and crime in Mexico.
Speaker Biography: Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa is the current President of Mexico, having taken office on December 1, 2006. Prior to the presidency, Calderón received two master's degrees and went on to work within the Partido Acción Nacional (PAN) while it was still an important opposition party. Calderón served as National President of the party, Federal Deputy, and Secretary of Energy in Vicente Fox's cabinet. He has passed several reforms during his presidency, breaking through some of the gridlock faced since Mexico's transition to democracy.