Ambassador of Mexico to Open UTEP’s Fall Centennial Lecture Series

By on September 8, 2014

What: Centennial Lecture by Ambassador of Mexico to the United States Eduardo Medina Mora

When: 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10

Where: Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 106, UTEP campus

The Honorable Eduardo Medina Mora, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, will deliver the first Centennial Lecture of the fall semester at The University of Texas at El Paso on Sept. 10.

Medina Mora has built a distinguished career in both the public and the private sectors. Before coming to Washington, he was Ambassador of Mexico to the United Kingdom from November 2009 until January 2013. Prior to that appointment, he held cabinet-level positions in the Mexican government.

Medina Mora was Mexico’s Attorney General (2006-09). He also served as Secretary for Public Security (2005-06) and as Director General of the Center for Investigation and National Security (CISEN) (2000-05), the Mexican civil intelligence agency.

In the private sector, he was Corporate Director of Strategic Planning and Deputy Director General of DESC Group (1991-2000), a large Mexican conglomerate in the fields of automotive parts, petrochemicals, agribusiness, and real estate. He also coordinated the legal advisory team to the Mexican Government during the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations.

In 2014, The University of Texas at El Paso is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding as the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy. The Centennial Lecture Series invites noteworthy speakers to the UTEP campus to share their perspectives on a broad range of contemporary issues that are likely to impact our society, culture and lives in the years ahead.

The lecture is free and open to the public.


Veronique J. Masterson is UTEP's public information officer and may be contacted at 915-747-7503 or