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Temporary Migrant Careworker Programs in Canada and the European Union: Models for the United States?

May 13, 2011 // 9:00am1:00pm
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.

Art Exhibit: Mexican-American Crossroads

May 06, 2011 // 4:30pm6:30pm
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.
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U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation Pillar IV: Building Strong and Resilient Border Communities

April 27, 2011 // 9:00am1:00pm
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.
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"What's the Matter with Mexico: Drugs, Dinosaurs, and Dithering"

April 12, 2011 // 12:00pm2:30pm
In a public forum cosponsored by the Wilson Center Mexico Institute and the Inter-American Dialogue, columnist Denise Dresser discussed the future of Mexican politics.
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Mexican Economy: Growth Without Reforms

March 31, 2011 // 9:00am10:30am
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.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: The Fence

March 23, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
The documentary The Fence, directed by Rory Kennedy, "shows a strong case against a single-minded approach to securing the border," said Mexico Institute Program Associate Robert Donnelly at a Wilson Center screening on March 23. Part of the DC Environmental Film Festival, the screening was co-sponsored by the Environmental Change and Security Program and the Mexico Institute.
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Dialogues With Mexico: Sergio Aguayo Quezada Book Launch: Vuelta en U and La Transición Mexicana: Una Historia Documental, 1910-2010

March 10, 2011 // 11:00am1:00pm
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.
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A Public Forum With His Excellency Felipe Calderón Hinojosa

March 03, 2011 // 3:00pm4:00pm
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.
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Building a 21st Century Border: Regional Master Plans and Transportation Infrastructure

March 01, 2011 // 12:30pm3:45pm
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
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Deforestation, Population, and Development in a Warming World: A Roundtable on Latin America

February 15, 2011 // 11:30am1:30pm
Panelists Liza Grandia, assistant professor of international development and social change at Clark University, and Jason Bremner, director of population, health, and environment at the Population Reference Bureau, argued that meeting the needs of Latin America's rural communities is therefore key to conserving Latin America's forests.

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