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
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
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).
Metropolitan Governance in the Federalist Americas: Strategies for Equitable and Integrated Development
May 28, 2013 // 2:00pm — 4:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Authors present original research on metropolitan governance in Brazil Canada, Mexico, the United States, and Venezuela.
May 23, 2013 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
As the debate over immigration reform has brought the management of the U.S.-Mexico border back into the spotlight, the Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to the launch of its new State of the Border Report.
May 22, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Authors of the new State of the Border Report preview the report for journalists the day before the public launch.
May 21, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
At a time when the bilateral security relationship between the U.S. and Mexico is going through a period of change, and when the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto is developing its own public security strategy, the Mexico Institute is pleased to present an event examining the role of standards in strengthening policing institutions.