We are students from Stanford University and Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) who have decided to form an alliance in order to work together to expand and strengthen the connections between the next generation of leaders in both countries
The U.S.-Mexico Forum for Cooperation, Understanding and Solidarity (US-MEX FoCUS) is a student-led initiative dedicated to promoting positive U.S.-Mexico relations by fostering communication and mutual understanding while bringing together the future leaders of the United States and Mexico.
The need for dialogue between both countries, and the lack of opportunities at American and Mexican universities to facilitate this exchange.
To create a network of student leaders from universities across both countries, and to provide this talented group with valuable opportunities and tools to become an engine of growth and cross-national collaboration.
Our network is composed of young leaders who are already addressing social, political, economic or technological issues in innovative ways and contribute as student delegates.
Delegates benefit from a range of academic and cultural opportunities as they work on collaborative projects in preparation for the bi-annual Summits that bring all 30 delegates together at ITAM in the fall and Stanford University in spring.
Thomas W. Churchill
Julian Francisco Watrous
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