Meet Our Scholars
Farid Hannan was born in Mexico and graduated with special distinctions from the ITAM Economics and International Relations joint degree program, where he has taught seminars. He received the ITAM Research Award for his work on economic growth, published a peer-reviewed article about diplomatic history and has been invited to speak at the Woodrow Wilson Center and UC San Diego. Currently, he is pursuing a master’s in international development at Harvard University. Previously, he served as Director of Economic Affairs for North America at the Foreign Ministry. He co-chaired the negotiations to relaunch the Mexico-U.S. High-Level Economic Dialogue with the White House, coordinated the donation of 20 million COVID-19 vaccines to his country and created a new initiative to promote innovation in Mexico. He has also participated in bilateral and trilateral negotiations on development cooperation, pandemic response, education, trade and immigration. As an LGBTQI+ advocate, Farid helped drafting a reform bill that now enables trans Mexicans abroad to update their birth certificates. He is a Young Associate of the think tank COMEXI, speaks four languages and enjoys teaching yoga.