From Victim to Crime Stopper: Civil Society Efforts to Prevent Crime and Violence in Mexico with Maria Elena Morera
July 18, 2013 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Maria Elena Morera de Galindo is a leading social activist in Mexico on issues concerning public security, human rights, rule of law, and democratic participation.
June 27, 2013 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Latin American Program
A discussion about the outcomes of the OAS-led discussion on drug policy, the perspective of the U.S. government, and the future of drug policy reform in the hemisphere.
June 24, 2013 // 9:00am — 10:30am
"Reducing Drug Violence in Mexico: Options for Implementing Targeted Enforcement," a study by a group of recent UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Masters in Public Policy graduates led by renowned criminologist Mark A.R. Kleiman, looks into the possibility of utilizing existing U.S. law enforcement capabilities to reduce the violence in Mexico by targeting the revenues of Mexican trafficking organizations in U.S. markets.
June 21, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The Mexican government has recently announced that it will present an Energy Reform initiative in August of 2013. On June 21st, three experts on Mexican energy issues will give their opinions about the upcoming reform.
June 20, 2013 // 10:00am — 11:00am
In the last six years, more than 100,000 people have disappeared or been killed in Mexico's struggle with organized crime, where drug trafficking is a multi-billion dollar business. With over 70 journalists killed since 2006, Mexico is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a reporter. Despite the risks, book author and journalist, Alfredo Corchado, has bravely continued reporting on government corruption, murders in Juarez, and organized crime in the country of his birth.
June 20, 2013 // 8:45am — 1:00pm
Latin American Program
About the current state and future directions of the Asia-Latin America relations.
June 05, 2013 // 10:00am — 5:30pm
Global Europe Program
“The Arab Spring in Comparative Perspective: Dramatic Transitions in Recent Decades” conference took place on June 4th and 5th in Washington, D.C., co-organized by American University’s School of International Service, the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, and the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars’ Brazil Institute, Global Europe Program, Mexico Institute, and Middle East Studies Program. The aim of this initial workshop was to consider dramatic transitional experiences in Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, and Eastern Europe and included a series of panels examining specific facets of transitional experiences: constitutional developments (including democratic reforms); economic and social affairs; justice and human rights issues; the evolving experiences of women; external pressures and interventions. In each case, a commentator with expertise on the Middle East and North Africa was asked to reflect on the possible relevance of other “transitional” experiences to understanding the dynamics and prospects of the “Arab Spring.” These reflections also served as the primary task of the workshop’s concluding Round Table discussion.
May 30, 2013 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute, The Colegio de la Frontera Norte and The Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at UCSD are pleased to invite you a book launch of Mexico and the United States: The Politics of Partnership.
May 30, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
The authors of a new report drawing on data from Wave II of the Migrant Border Crossing Study, a multi-institution and binational project, will be discussing some of the compelling findings from their significant mixed-methods study of contemporary migration and immigration enforcement.
Housing Rehab for Consolidated Squatter Settlements in Latin America’s First Suburbs: Policy Approaches
May 30, 2013 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
Comparative Urban Studies Project
Researchers from the Latin American Housing Network (LAHN) will present finding from a comparative study of housing policies in consolidated low-income settlements in nine countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay).