The former president of Mexico and the architect of Brexit will speak in a moderated debate “Nationalism vs. Globalism” April 3 on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus. Vicente Fox and Nigel Farage will visit at the invitation of the UCCS Center for the Study of Government and the Individual.
Tom Rogan, a columnist for the Washington Examiner, will serve as moderator. The debate begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Shockley-Zalabak Theater at the Ent Center for the Arts. Admission is free for UCCS students and tickets can be picked up in person at the Ent Center box office. Faculty and staff can purchase tickets for $20 and general admission tickets will be $40. Online purchases are available through UCCS Presents or by calling 719-255-3232.
“This is an extraordinary opportunity to bring two international leaders to Colorado Springs for a spirited debate on one of the most pressing questions facing nations today,” said Josh Dunn, director, UCCS Center for the Study of Government and the Individual. “Our campus and community members will have a rare chance to learn from these two individuals about a controversy that is cutting across traditional political divisions around the globe.”
Farage is a British politician who led Brexit, a 2016 referendum that started the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union. He was a founding member of the UK Independence Party and led the party from 2006 to 2009 and from 2010 to 2016.
Fox was the president of Mexico from 2000 through 2006 as the first president from an opposition party since 1910. He worked to control inflation and interest rates, and Mexico achieved the lowest unemployment rate in Latin America during his term.
UCCS is the second stop on the Campus Liberty Tour by The Steamboat Institute.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs, located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs, is one of the fastest-growing universities in Colorado. The university offers 45 bachelor’s, 23 master’s and five doctoral degree programs. UCCS enrolls about 12,000 students on campus annually and another 3,300 in online programs. For more information, visit www.uccs.edu.