About the Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by José Antonio Fernández Carbajal and Roger W. Wallace, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.

The Institute maintains an ongoing focus on five key issues in U.S.-Mexico relations:

The Latest from the Mexico Institute

Steffel KKS Webcast

First Annual North American Energy Forum: Energy Infrastructure Futures

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November 19, 2014 // 9:00am12:00pm
From widespread fears about energy security, the debate in the United States in recent years has shifted to how the abundance of natural gas and significant new oil reserves are fundamentally altering the U.S. energy relationship with the world. North American energy independence is rapidly becoming a reality, with the United States now confident that it will be able to satisfy declining national demand for oil through a combination of domestic, Canadian, and Mexican supply, fuel efficiency measures, and a long-term shift from gasoline and diesel to natural gas-based fuel for transportation. more
North America

35 Ways to Improve North American Competitiveness

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November 12, 2014 // 3:00pm4:00pm
The Canada Institute is pleased to host Eric Miller, Vice President for Policy, Innovation and Competitiveness at the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, and Congressman Bill Owens (D-NY), chair of the Northern Border Caucus, to discuss the new report "Made in North America: An Operations Roadmap for a More Competitive Region." Written by Miller, John Dillon, and Colin Robertson, the report will lay out clear steps that Mexico, Canada, and the United States can take to improve the region's borders, infrastructure, energy cooperation, skills, and regulatory cooperation. more
Webcast

Mexico’s Missing Students: Growing Demands for Answers and Justice

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Nov 21, 2014
It’s been two months since the arrest and disappearance of a group of Mexican students, and anger and demands for answers and justice continues to grow. What does this tragic situation tell us about security in Mexico? And has government and law enforcement, at all levels, responded effectively? These are just some of the questions addressed by Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood during this episode of NOW. more
Innovation in Mexico

Fostering Innovation in Mexico

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Nov 19, 2014
How has the global economy changed, and what does it mean for innovation? How should we be thinking about innovation? What conditions are necessary for innovation to thrive? How can we attract greater investment for innovation activities? What types of government policies and regulations can strengthen innovation? How can we better integrate science and technology into practical applications? What are the barriers to innovation, and how can we overcome them? This publication summarizes the main themes of the High-Level Innovation Forum for Policymakers 2013 and highlights some lessons learned. The purpose of this paper is to aid in ongoing dialogue, the next stage of which will take place in Washington, DC in November, 2014 (The publication is available both in English and Spanish). more

Josefina Vázquez Mota Named Public Policy Scholar at Wilson Center's Mexico Institute

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Nov 07, 2014
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is pleased to announce the appointment of Josefina Vázquez Mota as a Public Policy Scholar with the Mexico Institute. Vázquez Mota will work closely with the Mexico Institute on issues of the border, migration, and migrants. more

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