Mexico and the United States: Challenges and Opportunities with discussant Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan, Mexican Ambassador to the United States. Ysabel Duron
Ambassador Sarukhan will discuss perennially relevant and contentious issues, including the migration of Mexicans to the United States, border concerns and trade with Mexico. A diplomat since 1994, Ambassador Sarukhan has dealt with U.S.-Mexican relations from a wide variety of posts and levels of government. A Fulbright Scholar, Sarukhan holds a Master's in U.S. foreign policy from the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University- The Commonwealth Club of California
Ysabel Duron is an award-winning journalist with more than 30 years in television broadcasting. In 1997 she was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciencesâ€™ "Silver Circle" for more than 27 years of meritorious work as a journalist.
Duron is a weekend anchor of KRON 4 Weekend Morning News. She joined KRON 4 as a general assignment reporter in 1990. She became morning weekend anchor in 1992. She came to the station from WMAQ-TV, the NBC-owned-and-operated station in Chicago, where she reported and anchored Channel 5 News at Sunrise for four years. While at WMAQ, she won a team Emmy for breaking news coverage of the Laurie Dann School shooting.
Locally, Duron has also worked at KTVU-TV in Oakland, where she won her first Emmy award in 1974 for her reporting of the Patty Hearst kidnapping. She was honored again in 1982 while working as a reporter/anchor at KICU-TV in San Jose. There, her four-part series Trouble with Teachers won the John Swett Award for Media Excellence, the highest award given by the California Teachers Association. The same series was also honored by the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) of Northern California.
Amb Arturo Sarukhan
A diplomat since 1994, Ambassador Sarukhan has dealt with U.S.-Mexican relations from a wide variety of posts and levels of government. A Fulbright Scholar, Sarukhan holds a Master's in U.S. foreign policy from the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University.