Luis Rubio (Mexico) is chairman of CIDAC (Center of Research for Development), an independent research institution devoted to the study of economic and political policy issues. He is a prolific writer on political, economic and international subjects. During the 1970s he was planning director for Citibank in Mexico and served as an adviser to Mexico’s Secretary of the Treasury. He has held a board of director position with The Human Rights Commission of the Federal District, is member of the Trilateral Commission and a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington. Rubio writes a weekly column for Reforma and his opinions and analyses often appear in major newspapers such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Los Angeles Times. He has won the APRA award (include year), the Dag Hammarskjöld Award (1993) and the National Journalism Award (1998) for his opinion writing. He is the author and editor of forty-eight books, including Mexico’s Dilemma: The Political Origins of Economic Crisis. His latest book, published by the Wilson Center, is A Mexican Utopia: The Rule of Law is Possible. He holds a diploma in Financial Management and an MA and PhD in political science from Brandeis University.