Claudia Ruiz Massieu
Secretary of Foreign Affairs
Secretariat of Foreign Affairs of Mexico
Claudia Ruiz Massieu is Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism since December 2012. She holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Mexico’s Universidad Iberoamericana. She studied Political Science at the Centre for Political and Constitutional Studies in Madrid, Spain and is currently candidate for a master’s degree in Comparative Public Policy from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO). She is also a doctoral candidate in Public Law and Legal Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Madrid. She has been a Research Assistant in the Institute of Legal Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and professor in the areas of Constitutional Law and Contemporary Legal Systems at the Anahuac University. Additionally, she has worked as an academic technician of the International Trade Unit at the Institute for Legal Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexic o. She has served as Chief of Staff of the Executive Secretary of the Public Security System of the Federal Ministry of Public Security as well as Head of the Coordination of Planning, Development and Institutional Innovation of the Attorney General's Office. She has been a Federal Deputy for two periods in the Mexican Congress being member of the Commission of Interior and the Committees of Finance, Budget and Public Accounts, as well as the Committee of the Center for the study of Public Finances. In September 2012, President Enrique Peña Nieto named her Coordinator of Human Rights and Transparency of the government transition team. Secretary Ruiz Massieu has been a speaker at various events and academic forums as well as a contributor to the media, working as a columnist for magazines including "Confluencia XXI", "Examen" and the national newspaper “El Universal”.