Biography - Agustín Barrios Gómez

Congressman Agustín Barrios Gómez (PRD-DF)
LXII Congress of the United Mexican States

As the son of a Mexican Ambassador, Congressman Barrios Gómez was raised in Canada, Switzerland, the US, as well as his native Mexico. He graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and got his master's degree at the Madrid Law School. He is a member of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations and has spent many years in radio, television, and print as a specialist in public sector marketing and public diplomacy.

A frequent speaker on Mexico, he has lectured at most of the key institutions that have to do with international affairs in both Mexico and the US, including the Woodrow Wilson Center, Rice University’s Baker Institute, the Center for Hemispheric Policy at the University of Miami, the Council on Foreign Relations, among many others.

In government, he has been advisor to the Minister of Public Security in Mexico City and he ran for Mayor (“Jefe Delegacional”) of Miguel Hidalgo, DF, in 2003. In July 2012, he was elected Congressman for this same borough. As a member of Congress, Barrios Gómez serves on the Foreign Relations, Tourism, and Metropolitan Area Development committees.