UNDP and TWC Host Seminar for High-Ranking Mexican Officials

UNDP and TWC Host Seminar for High-Ranking Mexican Officials

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Dario Sotomayor
December 07, 2012

TWC hosted the "U.S. Constitutional and Electoral Law: Political Communication, Campaigning Finance Regulation and Transparency" seminar earlier this month. The seminar is sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme and provides high-ranking officials working on Electoral Tribunals in Mexico with the opportunity to come to Washington, D.C. and participate in a week of professional activities. The overarching goal of the program is to teach every seminar participant about the law and judicial system in the United States.


Programming speakers included:


Edward Grefe, Adjunct Professor, George Washington University


  • Session: U.S. Grassroots Movements and Coalition Building

William R. O'Field, United States Electoral Specialist and Certified Elections/Registration Administrator


  • Session: Electoral Case Studies and U.S. Campaign Finance Regulation and Enforcement

Scott E. Thomas, Chairman of the Federal Election Commission


  • Session: Citizens United and Freedom of Speech Case Study

Craig Engle, Founder of Arent Fox


  • Session: Analysis of the 2012 Election (Obama vs. Romney) and the Importance of the Minority Vote

Lawrence M. Noble, Counsel, Political Law, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom, LLP


  • Session: Federal Campaign Finance in the U.S. And the Legal Framework

The seminar provided a dynamic experience for participants, who became more engaged with topics relevant to their careers back in Mexico.


[View photos of the event on our Flickr channel]

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