Ambassador of Mexico to Greece Delivers Lecture at Webster Athens Ambassadors' Forum

Moreno stands with Webster University Athens international relations students after his lecture.

Ambassador of Mexico to Greece, Alejandro García Moreno Elizondo stands with Webster University Athens International Relations students after his lecture.

Ambassador of Mexico to Greece, Alejandro García Moreno Elizondo, visited Webster Athens on March 26 to deliver a lecture at the Ambassadors’ Socio-Political Forum. As part of the event, Elizondo spoke at Webster University Athens’ Cultural Center. His visit was marked by interaction and engagement with students from the moment of his arrival. 

Webster University Athens Campus Rector Vasilis J. Botopoulos welcomed Elizondo, expressing appreciation for his engaging lecture. Through it, international relations students were able to gain insights into Mexico's foreign policy from a distinctively Mexican perspective. 

Moreno poses with Botopoulos outside of Webster University Athens for a photo.

Ambassador of Mexico to Greece, Alejandro García Moreno Elizondo with Vasilis J. Botopoulos outside of Webster University Athens.

“Learn Mexico from the Mexico point of view,” Elizondo said to students. His lecture reflected on Mexico’s ancient culture and the impact of Spanish conquerors. Elizondo navigated listeners through key historical events such as the revolution, illustrating how such events shaped Mexico’s foreign affairs approach.  

A focal point of discussion was Mexico’s decision not to join NATO forces. Elizondo explained that this decision emphasized Mexico’s commitment to a unique global engagement strategy rooted in historical experiences and contemporary international realities.  

Elizondo spoke about the importance of understanding Mexico’s perspective within the global community and its current international position. He elaborated on Mexico’s diplomatic landscape, emphasizing the significance of treaties and commercial relationships in its foreign policy framework. He highlighted Mexico’s political stability and explained that it perceives no enemies, fostering an environment conducive to constructive engagement with international partners.

Moreno delivers his lecture as part of the 2024 Ambassadors’ Socio-Political Forum.

Ambassador of Mexico to Greece, Alejandro García Moreno Elizondo delivers a lecture as part of the 2024 Ambassadors’ Socio-Political Forum. 

Throughout the lecture, students actively engaged with Elizondo, demonstrating a keen interest in understanding Mexico’s foreign policy dynamics. The visit ended positively, with the students and Moreno feeling satisfied after the enriching exchange of perspectives. 

Elizondo joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1983. At the Foreign Affairs Ministry he served as Head of Department for the United States; Director for Mexican Borders; Director for Belize and Guatemala; Head of Cabinet to the Undersecretary for Latin America and Asia Pacific, and General Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Abroad, he has been assigned to the Embassy of Mexico in Guatemala; the Consulate General of Mexico in San Antonio, Texas; Embassy of Mexico in Belgium and Permanent Mission to the European Union. He also served as Head of the Mexican Office for the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France; Permanent Representative of Mexico to the Organization of American States; Consul of Mexico in Seattle, Washington; Ambassador of Mexico in Nigeria and currently serves as Ambassador of Mexico in Colombia.   
The Ambassadors’ Forum, an annual event hosted by Webster Athens International Relations Department, features a series of lectures delivered by ambassadors and official representatives of states. The 2024 Forum commenced on March 21 and will conclude on April 25. The Forum provides students with a conceptual understanding of diplomacy and international relations, analyzes the factors leading to significant global developments and deepens their knowledge of various contemporary and vital areas of study. It consists mainly of lectures by the ambassadors on topics like their country’s foreign policy, international organizations [United Nations, European Union, and NATO], international cooperation, international security and bilateral or multilateral issues.   

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