Media Advisory: Mexican presidential candidate Derbez to speak at Rice’s Baker Institute Sept. 11

By Newsroom America Feeds at 7 Sep 2017 Rice University Office of Public Affairs / News & Media Relations


David Ruth 713-348-6327

Jeff Falk 713-348-6775

Mexican presidential candidate Derbez to speak at Rice’s Baker Institute Sept. 11

HOUSTON – (Sept. 7, 2017) – Luis Ernesto Derbez, who is seeking the National Action Party’s nomination for president of Mexico, will offer his vision for Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico relationship at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Sept. 11. by the Baker Institute’s Mexico Center ( , the event is free and open to the public but registration is required.

Who: Luis Ernesto Derbez, Mexico’s former secretary of the economy and of foreign affairs and Mexican presidential candidate. What: An event titled “Mexico’s 2018 Presidential Elections: A Presentation by Luis Ernesto Derbez.” When: Monday, Sept. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Where: Rice University, Baker Hall, Kelly International Conference Facility, 6100 Main St.

Mexico will elect a new president July 1, and the country’s main political parties are now preparing to select their candidates. The Institutional Revolutionary Party, the party of Mexico’s current president, is facing strong challenges from three other major political parties -- the National Regeneration Movement and the Party of the Democratic Revolution on the left, and the National Action Party on the right of center -- as well as from potentially competitive independent candidates, according to event organizers.

The public must RSVP for the event at ( . A live webcast will be available at the event page.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at ( or 713-348-6775.

For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to ( . Media are advised to park in the Central Campus Garage.


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Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top five university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at ( or on the institute’s blog,

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