Ambassador Ezequiel Padilla To Speak At U.T. Dallas On U.S.-Mexico Relations

Ambassador Ezequiel Padilla, Consul General of Mexico in Dallas, will speak on “The Challenges of Contemporary U.S.-Mexico Relations” at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in Room 3.516 of the Erik Jonsson Academic Center at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).

The lecture, which is part of a series sponsored by UTD’s Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies and the university’s School of Social Sciences, is free and open to the public.

Padilla was named Consul General of Mexico in Dallas in September. Prior to that, he served as Mexico’s ambassador to Canada, Mexico’s ambassador to Switzerland and Mexico’s ambassador to the Netherlands.

Padilla holds a degree in economics from Mexico’s National School of Economics and a master’s in public administration from Harvard University. He has held numerous high-ranking positions in banking, including president and chief executive officer at Investment Banking Groups, and has served as vice president of communications at Televisa Broadcasting Corporation and deputy minister of tourism for Mexico.

For more information about the lecture series, please visit or contact Herman Aguirre at [email protected] or 972-883-6401.

About UTD

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