Join the Atlas Network and the Beacon Hill Institute for a reception featuring Armando Regil of the Agora Institute for Strategic Thinking in Mexico City, on recent reforms in Mexico and plans for a more prosperous and free future.

As a part of our William Sumner Event Series, this event is co-hosted with the Beacon Hill Institute. Scroll down to learn more about our William Sumner Event Series.

Reception begins at 6:00 p.m., and the program runs from 6:45 - 7:30 p.m., including a Q&A session. The closing reception ends at 8:00 p.m.

Please RSVP for yourself and a guest by May 11. 



Armando Regil is the Founding President of IPEA (Institute of Strategic Thinking Agora), a think-tank of young people in Mexico that generates private solutions to public problems and public policies to ensure that Mexico becomes free, united and prosperous. Armando participated in the 16th and 17th Roundtable with the Government of Mexico organized by the Economist. In Washington DC, he worked at the Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, and at the Cato Institute. Armando has given lectures for more than 10,000 spectators in the U.S. and Latin America. In 2006, Armando published his book on entrepreneurs: You Are the Answer, featuring 42 leaders including former presidents, ministers, businessmen and academics from 21 countries.

Armando has represented Mexico in international summits, including the Global Meeting of the Emerging Markets Forum in Virginia, the Summit APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) in Mexico, Santiago de Chile, and Hanoi Vietnam. In 2009, Armando was invited to be a member of Future Leaders Club of the journal Mexican leaders. He participated as the youngest speaker in TEDxDF 2010 in Mexico. American Express selected him as one of the 10 "potentialists" in Mexico 2010: the generation that is moving the world. He has appreared in a number of magazines including Travesías, Gatopardo, and Alto Nivel. Armando also works as a columnist for the magazine Expansion.

Armando graduated in International Trade with honors from the Tecnológico de Monterrey. He studied Economics and Public Policy at Georgetown University and his training includes a number of seminars and courses at Acton University (Michigan), Leadership Institute (Virginia), Universidad Francisco Marroquin (Guatemala), University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), Think Tank MBA (Atlas Network), and the School of Economics and Business Administration ESEADE (Buenos Aires).

William Sumner Event Series

Atlas Network has the mission of strengthening the worldwide freedom movement. the William Sumner Event Series, generously supported by Gerry Ohrstrom and The George L. Ohrstrom Jr. Foundation, is a two-year event series hosted in honor of Atlas Network Board Member Emeritus William "Bill" Sumner, who has always focused on how Atlas can create "more leverage" for organizations that share its vision of a free society. Events will be held in conjunction with Atlas Network partners around the world and will feature some of the world's most dedicated and in some cases unsung freedom champions. These 'Sumner Series' events themselves create leverage by sharing inspiring examples of what it means to fight for freedom -- reminding us of the big picture we're all working for -- and what's at stake if we fail to boldly work for our principles.