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In the Shadow of the Wall: Family Separation, Immigration Enforcement & Security

Please join the Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and the University of Arizona's Center for Latin American Studies for a public forum with the authors of a new report drawing on data from Wave II of the Migrant Border Crossing Study (N=1,113), a multi-institution and binational project. Jeremy Slack (UA), Daniel E. Martinez (GWU), Scott Whiteford (UA), and Emily Peiffer (UA) will be discussing some of the compelling findings from their significant mixed-methods study of contemporary migration and immigration enforcement.

Transitional Justice in Colombia’s Peace Process

Note: Event on-site was conducted in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation.


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Getting it Wrong: American Misperceptions of the Middle East

Dan Schueftan and Aaron David Miller discussed the United States’ misperceptions of the Middle East and the policies that result from such perception and their impact on the region as a whole.

Book Launch: Mexico and the United States: The Politics of Partnership

What are the strengths and weaknesses of the partnership between Mexico and the United States? What might be done to improve it? Exploring both policy and process, and ranging from issues of trade and development to concerns about migration, the environment, and crime, the authors of Mexico and the United States provide a comprehensive analysis of one of the world's most complex bilateral relationships.

Metropolitan Governance in the Federalist Americas: Strategies for Equitable and Integrated Development

Despite rapid metropolitanization throughout the Americas and widespread interest in “megacities,” policy discussions about the governance structures needed to address public service challenges and citizen representation in the context of increasing inequalities are rare. This book provides original research and analysis of the principal metropolitan areas in six federalist countries of the Americas. The volume’s cross-national study shows that existing institutional structures and political systems impede collaboration among governments in metropolitan areas.

Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis: A Briefing by Marianne Gasser

Marianne Gasser, the Outgoing Head of Delegation for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Syria, discussed the conflict in Syria, recounting her experiences over the last two years working to alleviate the growing humanitarian crisis in the country.

On May 22, the Middle East Program hosted a meeting, “Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis: A Briefing by Marianne Gasser.” Haleh Esfandiari, Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center moderated the event.

Backdraft: The Conflict Potential of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (Report Launch)

Amid the growing number of reports warning that climate change could threaten national security, another potentially dangerous – but counterintuitive – dimension has been largely ignored. Could efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and lower our vulnerability to climate change inadvertently exacerbate existing conflicts – or create new ones?

Public Security in Mexico and Policing Standards

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.

Engaging the Law in Eurasia and Eastern Europe

Law provides the building blocks for both market economies and democracies. In the years following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union, there has been a wholesale rewriting of statutes and regulations as part of a reshaping of the institutional environment of these formerly Communist countries.  The extent to which these reforms have taken root has varied.  This conference highlighted how the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union have pursued legal reform and assess the role of law in the region.