Friday, November 30, 2012

Don't mention the war

Statement from Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University --

CAMBRIDGE MA. -- Felipe Calderon MC/MPA 2000, HKSEE 2003, the outgoing president of Mexico and a Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) alumnus, has been named the Inaugural Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow at the Kennedy School, it was announced today by HKS Dean David T. Ellwood. He will begin the Fellowship in January 2013. Calderon is nearing completion of a six-year term as Mexican president, serving as the nation's second democratically elected president since the end of the Institutional Revolutionary Party's 70-year hold on power. 

He is credited with having boosted the nation's economic development as a pro-business, pro-free market leader and having made significant reforms to the country's environmental, immigration and health care policies. During his presidency, Mexico hosted the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP-16) global climate change talks in December 2010, and the G-20 meetings in July 2012, for which Calderon served as Chair.

Er, wasn't there some other stuff going on in Mexico during his time as President?