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  • Writer's pictureBincheng Mao

One-on-One with Former Mexican Foreign Minister, Dr. Jorge Castañeda

Recently, Bincheng Mao sat down with Dr. Jorge Castañeda, former Mexican Foreign Minister and presidential candidate, to discuss Latinx Heritage in the US, human rights advocacy, and diplomatic engagement with General Colin Powell.

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 Dr. 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 put an end to 70 years of one-party rule in Mexico. Dr. Castañeda ran for President of Mexico as an independent in 2006, but the Supreme Court ruled against such non-partisan candidacy. He has been a foreign member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2008 and had also been a board member at Human Rights Watch for 15 years.

Bincheng Mao moderates this interview with Dr. Castañeda. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Inclusion Advocate and President of the East Coast Coalition for Tolerance and Non-Discrimination (ECC). Under his leadership, ECC has mobilized young volunteers from across the country to serve minorities struggling to access health care. Bincheng Mao was Dr. Castañeda's student at NYU.



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.



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