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Upcoming events

    • 29 Jan 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • 400 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Tunisian Ambassador Fayçal Gouia


    Tuesday, January 29, 2019
    11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

    Snell & Wilmer Law Firm, 19th Floor
    400 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    This event is being held in cooperation with the McCain Institute.

    Join us for a Topical Discussion lunch with Tunisian Ambassador Faycal Gouia.  Ambassador Gouia will be sharing his insights on the Tunisian government's economic progress and new business opportunities.

    Ambassador Gouia attended the national school of administration in Tunis, Tunisia. He received a Master’s Degree in 1984 and went into government service, beginning in the Ministry of Women and Family Affairs as the head of the International Relations Department. After two years, he returned to the national school of administration and earned an advanced master’s degree in 1989 (laureate). He later attended the National Defense University in the United States and the National Defense Institute in Tunis, as well as the Bourguiba language institute of Tunis.

    Ambassador Gouia is chevalier of the republic order and was granted the distinguished alumni award of the near east-south Asia center for strategic studies in 2013. Ambassador Gouia is married and has two daughters. He speaks Arabic, English and French.

    Talking points:

    • The situation before the revolution;
    • The impact of the revolution on the political, economic and social situation in the country;
    • The impact of the Tunisian revolution on the region (the Arab Spring).
    • 03 Apr 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Gainey Ranch Golf Club at 7600 E Gainey Club Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

    With Dr. Andrew Selee

    Cocktail Reception: 6:00 pm
    Dinner: 6:45-7:20 pm
    Program begins:7:30 pm

    Gainey Ranch Golf Club
    7600 E Gainey Club Dr
    Scottsdale, AZ 85258

    Early-Bird Rate through March 30th
    Standard Registration: $55
    Standard Registration (Non-Member): $70
    Table (up to 10 attendees): $600

    Standard Rate:
    Standard Registration: $65
    Standard Registration (non-members): $80

    Please join PCFR for a dinner discussion with Mr. Andrew Selee, President of the Migration Policy Institute.

    Even as politicians debate whether to build a wall on the border between Mexico and the United States, the real barriers between the two countries have been dropping dramatically. Mexican investment is creating jobs in American communities, shared manufacturing across the border has boosted the fortunes of the auto industry and many other American industries, binational technology clusters are producing innovative new technologies, and more Americans are moving to Mexico these days than Mexicans to the United States.

    Nowhere are these changes more evident than in Arizona, which depends more on Mexico for its economic well-being than any other state in the union, and which has been more innovative than any other state in embracing and harnessing the opportunities that come with cross-border collaboration.

    About Mr. Selee:

    Andrew Selee has been President of the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan institution that seeks to improve immigration and integration policies through fact-based research, opportunities for learning and dialogue, and the development of new ideas to address complex policy questions, since August 2017.

    Prior to that, he spent 17 years at the Woodrow Wilson Center, where he founded the Center’s Mexico Institute and later served as Vice President for Programs and Executive Vice President. He has also worked as staff in the U.S. Congress and on development and migration programs in Tijuana, Mexico.

    Dr. Selee’s research focuses on migration globally, with a special emphasis on immigration policies in Latin America and in the United States. He is the author of several books, including, most recently, Vanishing Frontiers: The Forces Driving Mexico and the United States Together (PublicAffairs, 2018) and What Should Think Tanks Do? A Strategic Guide to Policy Impact (Stanford University Press, 2013). He is also coauthor of the MPI policy reports Trump’s First Year on Immigration Policy: Rhetoric vs. Reality (January 2018), Creativity Amid Crisis: Legal Pathways for Venezuelans in Latin America (January 2019), and Changing Patterns of U.S.-Mexico Migration (forthcoming).

    He holds a PhD in policy studies from the University of Maryland, an MA in Latin American studies from the University of California, San Diego, and a BA, Phi Beta Kappa, from Washington University in St. Louis. He was selected as an Andrew Carnegie Fellow for the 2017-18 period.

Past events

17 Jan 2019 January Reading Group
16 Jan 2019 NORAD at 60: Heritage, Vigilance, and Innovation
12 Dec 2018 The Rule of Law in Hong Kong and Human Rights
04 Dec 2018 Kazakhstan in a Changing Eurasia
28 Nov 2018 Nemtsov: Film Screening and Discussion
15 Nov 2018 November Reading Group
25 Oct 2018 How China’s Exponential Technological Disruption and Infrastructure Investment is Driving a Radical Transformation of the Future
18 Oct 2018 New and Prospective Member Breakfast
02 Oct 2018 Calculated Risks: Safeguarding the World’s Largest Aerospace Company in a Globalized Business Environment
27 Sep 2018 Understanding International Trade in the Trump Era
20 Sep 2018 September Reading Group
13 Sep 2018 U.S. - Mexico Geopolitical Forecast for 2018 - 2019
19 Jul 2018 July Reading Group
12 Jul 2018 The Future of the Two Koreas and Donald Trump
07 Jul 2018 Young Professionals World Cup Watch Party
26 Jun 2018 Mexico’s Presidential Election Cycle
19 Jun 2018 Young Professionals Foreign Relations Summer Series
17 May 2018 May Reading Group
15 May 2018 US-China Relations in the Age of Trump and Xi
01 May 2018 Maintaining the US Competitive Edge in the Resurgence of Great Power Competition
10 Apr 2018 Inman’s View of the World: A look at overarching threats, challenges, and opportunities facing the U.S. followed by a geographic tour of hot spots.
05 Apr 2018 Recent Trends in African Infrastructure Development
27 Mar 2018 How to Lose Press Freedom in a Democracy: The Experience of an Exiled Journalist
21 Mar 2018 Ethics in the Age of Cyber
15 Mar 2018 March Reading Group
20 Feb 2018 SOLD OUT- 13th Annual International State of the State
18 Jan 2018 January Reading Group
17 Jan 2018 TIME & LOCATION CHANGE - NAFTA and the Future of the World Trading System under President Trump
14 Dec 2017 SOLD OUT - Censorship, Privacy, Retaliation and 'Fake News': The State of Freedom of The Press in the U.S. and Mexico
16 Nov 2017 November Reading Group
01 Nov 2017 Russian Machinations, Political Gridlock and other Challenges to US Democratic Systems
25 Oct 2017 The Impact of Foreign and Cyber Threats on the 2016 and Future Elections: A Discussion with Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan
24 Oct 2017 Challenges for Factual Reporting in the Age of Social Media
11 Oct 2017 A Conversation on the U.S.-Canada trade partnership, Arizona’s relationship with Canada, and the future of NAFTA
28 Sep 2017 September Reading Group
26 Sep 2017 In Commemoration of Finland’s 100th Anniversary of Independence from Russia
12 Sep 2017 China: The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom
23 Aug 2017 South China Sea: An update on Diplomacy and Developments
20 Jul 2017 Law of War in the Age of ISIS
12 Jul 2017 Arizona International Business Opportunities in a Changing Global Paradigm
31 May 2017 Foreign Policy in a Time of Transition
04 May 2017 REGISTRATION CLOSED - 12th Annual International State of the State
27 Apr 2017 A Strategic Association for the XXI Century: Peru and the United States of America
21 Apr 2017 April Reading Group
05 Apr 2017 US-Mexico Relations Today: Arizona’s Positive Contribution
28 Mar 2017 Is the World Getting Better or Worse? Health, Human Rights, and Quality of Life Around the Globe
23 Feb 2017 U.S.-Russian Relations: From Rock Bottom to…What Next?
17 Feb 2017 February Reading Group
25 Jan 2017 Korea, What’s Next?
12 Jan 2017 President Obama’s Legal Legacy in War
13 Dec 2016 Quo Vadis? Latin America
30 Nov 2016 Mexico-U.S. Relations Today and Tomorrow: The Case of Arizona
17 Nov 2016 Fall Reading Group - The Unquiet Frontier: Rising Rivals, Vulnerable Allies, and the Crisis of American Power
09 Nov 2016 Freeport in Peru: Twenty Years and Going Strong
18 Oct 2016 SOLD OUT - National Security Challenges for the Incoming Administration
07 Oct 2016 The View From the State Department: Religion, Conflict and Diplomacy
29 Sep 2016 Russia’s War with Ukraine: What is at stake for the West?
19 Sep 2016 America as the World’s Policeman


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