Goldman School of Public Policy - University of California, Berkeley

Andrés Roemer (PhD ’94)

Consul General of Mexico in San Francisco

Dr. Andrés Roemer is a Mexican diplomat, anchorperson, writer, philanthropist, playwright and one of Mexico’s most internationally recognized public intellectuals. Currently he serves as Consul General of Mexico in San Francisco where he has played a crucial role in enhancing the partnership in education, culture and innovation between Mexico and the US.

A Fulbright, Ford, Harvard and ITAM scholar, he earned a Ph.D. in Public Policy in 1994 from UC Berkeley‎, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration in 1991 from Harvard University, where he received the Don K. Prize Award. He is a pioneer in creating and implementing key ways of promoting science, art, and culture in his native country.

Andrés has shaped intellectual discourse on public affairs in Mexico and is widely recognized for his prodigious efforts to bring the world to Mexico—and Mexico to the world. Recently, the Republic of Austria awarded him a Decoration of Honour for his services to the Republic of Austria in grade of Officer’s Cross, for bringing the House Der Musik from Vienna to Mexico.

He has also won several national and international awards, including the Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award from the University of California at Berkeley.

Creator of the internationally celebrated  "Ciudad de las Ideas"  festival, he is also the author of 16 books, on diverse topics such as happiness, art, sexuality, love, water, soccer, law, economics, crime, evolutionary psychology, government, cultural mobility and public policy; two plays and a board game on negotiation.