Mission Mexico: A Roundtable with Ambassador Christopher Landau



Mission Mexico


Ambassador Christopher Landau was born into a Foreign Service family and has a lifetime of experience in the field of international affairs. During his time in Mexico, Ambassador Landau managed migration cooperation and response to Covid-19 while dealing with China’s growing influence and combating cartels. In this Roundtable, Ambassador Landau discussed his approaches to these crises, how he built on the U.S.-Mexico relationship, and how the Foreign Service has changed since his father, George Landau, served as Ambassador three times in the 1970s and 1980s.


Recording Index

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Ambassador Landau's Remarks

Strategic Adversaries in the Region

On Mexican Cartels

Serving During the Negotiation of Migration Cooperation

On the Rise of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Obstacles in the Fight Against Drug Cartels