List of speakers

MEXICO COUNCIL - A Global Social Democratic Response to the World Financial Crisis, 17-18 November 2008

Monday 17 November



Addresses by:


Jose Trinidad Padilla, Director of the Institute of Innovation and Governance, University of Guadalajara


Guadalupe Acosta Naranjo, Party of Democratic Revolution, PRD


Beatriz Paredes, President of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, PRI, Vice-President of the Socialist International


George Papandreou, President of the Socialist International




The return of politics: the critical role of government and regulatory frameworks in securing a sustainable and fair global economy 


Alfred Gusenbauer, Chancellor of Austria; SI Vice-President


Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, Founder of the Party of Democratic Revolution, Mexico; and Honorary President of the Socialist International


Ousmane Tanor Dieng, General Secretary of the Socialist Party, PS, Senegal


Massimo D’Alema, Former Prime Minister of Italy, DS; SI Vice-President


Eero Heinäluoma, Social Democratic Party, Finland; SI Vice-President


Manuel Laguarda, Socialist Party, Uruguay, and SI Vice-President


Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero, Socialist Spokesperson on the Parliamentary Economic Commission, member of the Federal Executive Commission of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, PSOE


Closure of first session




Christoph Zöpel, Social Democratic Party of Germany, SPD


Sue van der Merwe, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, African National Congress, ANC, South Africa


Nikolay Levichev, Leader of the A Just Russia Party parliamentary group


Juliao Mateus Paulo, Secretary General of MPLA, Angola, and SI Vice-President


Victor Benoît, Leader of the Union of Haitian Social Democrats and SI Vice-President


Carlos Vieira da Cunha, SI Vice-President, Leader of the Democratic Labour Party, PDT, Brazil; Member of Parliament and SI Vice-President


Samuel Santos, Minister for Foreign Affairs, FSLN, Nicaragua


Philip Cordery, Secretary General of the Party of European Socialists, PES


Hager Cherif, Deputy General Secretary of the Constitutional Democratic Assembly, RCD, Tunisia


Jesus Rodriguez, Radical Civic Union, UCR, Argentina


Paulo Pisco, Socialist Party, PS, Portugal


Javier Guerrero, Institutional Revolutionary Party, PRI, Mexico


Juan Carlos Zabalza, Senator, Socialist Party, Argentina


Mauricio Mulder, General Secretary of the Peruvian Aprista Party, PAP


Yiannikis Omirou, President of the Movement of Social Democrats EDEK





New opportunities for international cooperation and multilateralism following the U.S. elections 


Frank Llewellyn, National Director, Democratic Socialists of America, DSA, United States


Meg Munn, Member of Parliament, Labour Party, Great Britain


Juan Fernando López Aguilar, President of the Parliamentary Commission for Public Administration, Secretary General of the PSC-PSOE; former Minister of Justice, Spain


Hakan Juholt, Secretary of the Swedish Social Democratic Party, SAP


Pascal Affi N’Guessan, President of the Ivorian Popular Front, Côte d'Ivoire, FPI; SI Vice-President


Gustavo Carvajal, Institutional Revolutionary Party, PRI, Mexico



Closure of second session



Tuesday 18 November


Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile and a Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General on Climate Change, Co-Chair of the Socialist International Commission for a Sustainable World Society


Lourdes Quinones, Vice-President of Socialist International Women, SIW, PRI, Mexico


Working for social justice, inclusion and community in emerging and developing economies: priorities and innovative approaches


Amalia Garcia, Governor of the State of Zacatecas, PRD, Mexico


Miguel Angel Ibarra, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, National Union for Hope, UNE, Guatemala


Paulo Jorge Teixera, MPLA, Angola


Gerardo Morris, Peruvian Aprista Party, PAP


Placido Mico Abogo, General Secretary, CPDS, Equatorial Guinea; SI Vice-President




Addressing inequality and enhancing regional cooperation: the perspective from Latin America and the Caribbean


Piero Fassino, National Secretary of the Democrats of the Left, DS, Italy


Sigfrido Reyes, Member of Parliament, FMLN, El Salvador