Aff NAFTA Framework Evidence


If you haven’t checked it out yet, there are five articles that discuss Mexico in the newest issue of Foreign affairs.  I found a potential Framework card and thought I’d share.  No fiat needed to access your NAFTA impacts!

*Note – I realize it says “Universities” and not “high school”, but I still think it’s sufficient to win an internal link by the educational overlap and the “public education” internal.

Discussing and promoting NAFTA in educational systems is key to regional economic growth

Hills ’14 – is chairman and chief executive officer of Hills & Company, International Consultants, which advises companies on global trade and investment issues. Ambassador Hills served as U.S. trade representative (1989-93) in the first Bush administration and as secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Ford administration. Prior, she was assistant attorney general, heading the civil division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She currently serves on the board of Gilead Sciences, Inc. and on the international board of J.P. Morgan Chase. She also serves as co-chair of the Inter-American Dialogue and the Advisory Board of Center for Strategic & International Studies, chair of the National Committee on US-China Relations, and member of the executive committee of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and of the Trilateral Commission. Ambassador Hills is a member of the Secretary of State’s Foreign Policy Advisory Board, the President’s Council on International Activities at Yale University, and of the board of trustees of the International Crisis Group. In 2000, she was awarded the Aztec Eagle, the highest honor given by the Mexican government to a non-citizen. She is based in Washington, DC. ( Carla A., “NAFTA’s Economic Upsides: The View From the United States”, Foreign Affairs, January/February 2014 Issue)

In just 20 years, NAFTA has succeeded in spurring an enormous amount of economic activity throughout Canada, the United States, and Mexico. But in order to maximize future growth, North American universities, think tanks, and business organizations will need to better educate the public about the tremendous gains that can come from increased regional economic integration. Given how closely NAFTA has drawn the nations of North America together — not just economically but also politically, culturally, and socially — this is a goal they can and should strive to achieve.




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