Latin America Publications

Context Matters

Jul 07, 2011
The intense debate on immigration policy in the United States in recent years has largely focused on how to regulate immigrants’ roles as workers, their impact on public spending, and how to reconcile labor market, community, and family needs with workable and humane law enforcement. These are important debates, and their outcome will determine the character of U.S. society for generations to come. However, far less has been written about the role that immigrants play in the civic and political life of communities throughout the United States. This volume aims to fill that void by focusing on the contributions that Latin American immigrants are making to U.S. communities and the barriers they face in seeking to do so. more

Whither Cuba? The Role of Religion

Jul 07, 2011
This paper explores the role that religion plays in Cuban civil society and examines whether religions can facilitate change. more

Defining Brazil's Security Agenda: From Favelas to the United Nations

Jul 07, 2011
This publication presents a summary of two meetings in Brazil in May 2005 that were held to discuss public safety and the links between national and international security threats and to examine Brazil’s perspective on regional and global security issues. more

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Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.