Mexico’s Security Spokesperson to Discuss Mexico’s National Public Safety Strategy

March 24, 2011

Event: Alejandro Poiré on Mexico's National Public Safety Strategy

When: March 28, 12:10-1:15 p.m.

Where: The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, Bass Lecture Hall

Background: Alejandro Poiré, secretary of the National Security Council and security spokesperson for Mexico, will speak on the topic of Mexico's national public safety strategy.

In August 2010, Mexican President Felipe Calderón appointed Poiré to the position of secretary of the National Security Council and to the Cabinet. Prior to that, Poiré served as Deputy Secretary for Population, Migration and Religious Affairs at the Ministry of the Interior where he also was chief of staff and lead adviser to the minister.

From 2007 to 2008, Poiré was director of political analysis in the Office of the President. Previously, he was adviser to the National Institute of Statistics on the creation of the first National Survey on Political Culture and Citizenship Practices.

From 2003 to 2005, Poiré was a senior official in Mexico's Electoral Institute, the independent electoral management body that organizes Mexico's elections.

Poiré is the author of "Towards Mexico's Democratization: Parties, Campaigns, Elections, and Public Opinion" and "Mexico's Pivotal Democratic Election." Poiré holds a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University and is a professor and chair of the Political Science Department at Mexico's Autonomous Technological Institute.

The Office of Graduate Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, the College of Liberal Arts, the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law will present the event, which is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact: Kerri Battles, Admin Systems Modernization Program, 512-232-4054.