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Johns Hopkins SAIS to host Juan José Gómez-Camacho, Mexico’s ambassador to Canada, for a conversation with Interim Dean Kent E. Calder on September 30


Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) will host Juan José Gómez-Camacho, Mexico’s ambassador to Canada, as part of the Dean’s Forum on Thursday, September 30. Ambassador Gómez-Camacho will join SAIS Interim Dean Kent E. Calder for a discussion of current global affairs. During the conversation, they will also analyze various aspects of relations between the United States, Canada, and Mexico ranging from immigration and land border restrictions to the USMCA trade deal. 



Kent E. Calder
Interim Dean, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Juan José Gómez-Camacho
Ambassador of Mexico to Canada 

Time and Date

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. EDT
Thursday, September 30, 2021 


This event is open to the public and media, with registration

Media Contact

Jason Lucas
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
+1 (202) 663-5620 

About the Speakers

Kent E. Calder is Interim Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Calder, who also directs the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at SAIS, previously served as the school’s Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and International Research Cooperation from 2018 to 2020 and as director of Asia Programs from 2016 to 2018. Prior to SAIS, Calder served as special advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), professor at Princeton University, lecturer on government at Harvard, and as the first executive director of Harvard University’s Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Calder received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he worked under the direction of Edwin O. Reischauer.
A specialist in East Asian political economy, Calder lived and researched in Japan for 11 years and across East Asia for four years. In 2014, he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon. Calder's publications include: Global Political Cities: Actors and Arenas of Influence in International Affairs; Super Continent: The Logic of Eurasian Integration; Circles of Compensation: Economic Growth and the Globalization of Japan; Singapore: Smart City, Smart State; Asia in Washington; and The New Continentalism: Energy and Twenty-First Century Eurasian Geopolitics.
Juan José Gómez-Camacho is Mexico’s ambassador to Canada. He previously served as Mexico’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Ambassador Gómez-Camacho, a career diplomat since 1988, has held several positions within Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and abroad, including as Head of Mission to the European Union and ambassador to Belgium, Brunei, Luxembourg, Myanmar, Singapore, and other international organizations based in Geneva, Switzerland. He possesses broad experience in negotiations, both in the bilateral and multilateral fields, and in varied topics such as political affairs, human rights, telecommunications, nuclear and conventional disarmament, and health. Ambassador Gómez-Camacho has written and co-written a considerable number of articles on general subjects ranging from international law and human rights to Mexico’s foreign relations and policy.  

Johns Hopkins SAIS

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