Office of the Spokesperson
March 14, 2017
The U.S. Department of State is proud to note its participation in this year’s U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation, and Research Roundtable. The Bilateral Forum—often known by its acronym in Spanish “FOBESII”—is an excellent example of how public-private partnerships can promote education and research to stimulate innovation and support economic prosperity in both countries.
This year’s roundtable is hosted by the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C. Speakers at this year’s roundtable include U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson (via a recorded video message) and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Mara Tekach from the U.S. government, and Ambassador of Mexico to the United States Geronimo Gutierrez from the Mexican government. Participants include representatives from private industry, academic institutions, U.S. and Mexican government officials, and nongovernmental organizations from both sides of the border. Although the event is closed to the press, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will release a publicly available report summarizing the results and recommendations from the roundtable.
Please direct questions regarding this event to WHAPress@state.gov.