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 at Colorado Springs campus on Austin Bluffs Parkway.
Vicente Fox and Nigel Farage are being featured at the invitation of the UCCS Center for the Study of Government and Individual.
Tom Rogan, a columnist for the Washington Examiner, will moderate the debate, which begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Shockley-Zalabak Theater at the Ent Center for the Arts.
Admission is free for UCCS students. Faculty and staff can purchase tickets for $20; general admission tickets will be $40. All tickets can be reserved or purchased through UCCS Presents.
“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,” Josh Dunn, director, UCCS Center for the Study of Government and Individual, said in a news release.
“Our campus and community members will have a rare chance to learn 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. Farage and Fox will visit the CU Boulder campus on April 2, the University of Maryland on April 5 and Lafayette College in Easton, Penn., on April 6.