May 17, 2011 // 8:30am — 2:30pm
The First Annual Mexican American Leadership Initiative (MALI) Conference marked the public launch of a historic initiative to foster constructive responses and partnerships between the societies of the U.S. and Mexico. Key Mexican American leaders as well as other prominent officials drawn from government, the NGO community, and business gathered to discuss developments in Mexico.
May 17, 2011 // 8:30am — 7:00pm
The Canada Institute co-sponsored a conference held at the Université du Québec à Montréal on border security and the impact of physical barriers on cross-border relations.
Temporary Migrant Careworker Programs in Canada and the European Union: Models for the United States?
May 13, 2011 // 9:00am — 1:00pm
United States Studies
What are appropriate policy models for migrant carework programs in the United States? Panelists discussed the impact of migrant labor on families in their countries of origin and the legal and regulatory challenges to reforming the migrant carework system.
May 06, 2011 // 4:30pm — 6:30pm
The Gilberto Cárdenas Latino Art Collection evokes the everyday experience and complex history of Mexican Americans. Guest-curated by L. Stephen Velasquez, Associate Curator, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
April 27, 2011 // 9:00am — 1:00pm
The conference, U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation Pillar IV: Building Strong and Resilient Border Communities, examined underlying issues,such as chronic underemployment and rising domestic drug consumption, that fuel organized crime in Mexico and brought together key border-region stakeholders to discuss the implementation of new government policies aimed at addressing the root causes of organized crime proliferation.
March 31, 2011 // 9:00am — 10:30am
At the event, "The Mexican Economy: Growth Without Reforms," panelists argued that Mexico was well-positioned to continue its growth and had significant comparative advantages over the BRICs, although the lack of reforms also meant that growth would underperform its potential.
March 25, 2011 // 1:30pm — 5:30pm
United States Studies
Dialogues With Mexico: Sergio Aguayo Quezada Book Launch: Vuelta en U and La Transición Mexicana: Una Historia Documental, 1910-2010
March 10, 2011 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
Sergio Aguayo, professor at El Colegio de México and a member of the Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute advisory board, launched two books: Vuelta en U, a diagnosis of Mexico's democracy today, and La Transición Mexicana: 1910-2010, a historical account of Mexico's democratic transition. Aguayo's talk was the latest installment of the Mexico Institute-sponsored speaker series Dialogos con México/Dialogues with Mexico.
March 03, 2011 // 3:00pm — 4:00pm
Enhanced economic integration is needed to make North America more competitive against other world trading blocs, Mexican President Felipe Calderon Hinojosa said at a March 4 public forum cosponsored by The Wilson Center and the Council of the Americas.
March 01, 2011 // 12:30pm — 3:45pm
Alan Bersin, Commissioner, Customs and Border Protection, Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, and Special Representative for Border Affairs; Andrew Selee, Director, Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute; Gerónimo Gutiérrez, Managing Director, North American Development Bank; Stewart Tuttle, U.S.-Mexico Border Affairs Coordinator, Department of State; Ralph Scalise, Southern Border Program Office, GSA; Enrique Escorza Zamudio, Head of Section, Political and Border Affairs, Embassy of Mexico; Jackie Mitchell Edwards COO, The Paso del Norte Group; Rep. Russ Jones, Arizona House of Representatives and Member, Border Legislative Conference; Victor Mendez, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. DOT