Conversation with Former Mexican Foreign Minister Dr. Jorge Castañeda
Updated: Nov 15, 2022
For this special conversation during Hispanic Heritage Month, Bincheng Mao sat down with Professor Jorge Castañeda to discuss Latino minority inclusion and human rights advocacy.
Foreign Minister Jorge Castañeda (R) with US Secretary of State Colin Powell (L), and at a press conference. Reuters/Andrew Winning & AFP/Jorge Uzon
Our guest today is Professor Jorge Castañeda, a distinguished statesman who served as Foreign Minister of Mexico. He was Mexico's top diplomat from 2000 to 2003. Previously, he was one of the main architects of President Vicente Fox's campaign victory in 2000, which ended 70 years of one-party rule in Mexico. Dr. Castañeda ran for President of Mexico as an independent in 2006, but the court ruled against his non-partisan candidacy. He has been a foreign member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2008 and has also been a board member at Human Rights Watch for 15 years.
Bincheng Mao moderates this interview with Professor Castañeda. He was Professor Castañeda's student at NYU. Bincheng founded the East Coast Coalition for Tolerance and Non-Discrimination (ECC). A recipient of the Clinton Foundation COVID-19 action fund, he has led ECC to mobilize students from across the US to serve minorities struggling to access health care during the COVID-19.
Inclusion Advocate - Unscripted is an interview series produced by the East Coast Coalition for Tolerance and Non-Discrimination (ECC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting inclusion and equity for marginalized minorities.