After 71 years of single-party rule, Mexico confronts the challenges of a newly pluralistic, democratic country, while its citizens increasingly demand more political openness.
The United States and Mexico are increasingly interconnected and the Mexico Institute is working to promote mutual dialogue, most recently through its U.S.-Mexico Congressional Initiative.
On November 12, 2007, El Colegio de Mexico hosted the release of the Mexico Institute/Fundación IDEA publication, "U.S.-Mexico Agricultural Trade and Rural Poverty in Mexico."
On November 1st, the Mexico Institute hosted a conference focusing on Latin American immigrants and their role as social, civic and political actors in the United States. Click here for more information about the event.
Secretary-General of the OECD, Angel Gurría, addressing on international cooperation, identifies financial crisis, global warming, aging, international migration and poverty as the main challenges posed by globalization.
On October 7-8, 2007 the Woodrow Wilson Center, the University of Texas at El Paso, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, the Comité por el Premio de Periodismo Nacional and Sam Donaldson of ABC News hosted Journalism Across Borders, a conference convening editors, news directors, and senior journalists from Mexico and the United States in El Paso, Texas to discuss the challenges of covering each other's country and the border region.
Members of Congress Howard Berman, D-CA; Zoe Lofgren, D-CA; Steve King, R-IA; Ciro Rodriguez, D-TX and Lois Capps, D-CA and senior advisor to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Dean Aguillen joined the Mexico Insitute for a three-day trip to Mexico City.
On Tuesday, May 1st, Yale University will host a conference on "The State of Mexico's Democracy: Obstacles to Consolidation" in New Haven, Connecticut.
México, D.F.–The Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will present the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship to Alberto Baillères González. The award will be presented at a benefit dinner on Tuesday, February 13, at 20:00 at La Hacienda de los Morales. Eduardo Cepeda, President and General Director of J.P. Morgan Mexico, will serve as dinner chairman.
The Mexico Institute along with the Heinrich Boell Foundation and the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress will host a delegation of congressional staff the week of Feb. 20-24 on a study tour of Mexico City.