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A Conversation with Vice President Mike Pence

In a wide-ranging conversation on U.S. engagement in the Western Hemisphere and the world at large, Vice President Mike Pence and Wilson Center President Jane Harman discussed U.S. goals in Central America, President Trump’s Cuba policy, the crisis in Venezuela, and beyond.

The Vice President also addressed the U.S. relationship with Mexico and drug-trafficking, while making bold statements on North Korea and NATO.


“Elián” – Film Premiere & Panel Discussion

New Documentary Provides what The Daily Beast calls, “a Meditation on Human Autonomy in a World where Politics and History are Constantly Shaping Us”

Special DC Screening Co-Sponsored by CNN Films, Gravitas Ventures, and the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program

Andrew Selee Awarded Prestigious Carnegie Fellowship

Wilson Center Executive Vice President Andrew Selee has been named a 2017 Carnegie Fellow, one of the highest scholarly distinctions in the social sciences.

Fleeing to Canada on Foot: Reviewing the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement

An agreement most people have never heard of is encouraging thousands of migrants to enter Canada illegally – but it’s also deterring many more asylum claims from occurring in the first place.

Recent media attention has focused on the growing number of refugees walking illegally across the border to seek asylum in Canada.

Immigration and Border Security in the Age of Trump

Wall or no wall, Mexico, the United States, and Central America face a migration crisis that will only continue to worsen. Tens of thousands of people—in particular from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala—are being pushed out of their countries and towards the United States by a toxic combination of extreme violence, poverty, and lack of economic opportunities.

Final Report | Charting a New Course: Policy Options for the Next Stage in U.S.-Mexico Relations

The relationship between Mexico and the United States, although undoubtedly facing its most severe test in decades, remains strong. However, the challenge to the status quo of the relationship in early 2017 does highlight the need to think about this relationship in a radically different way. In addition to reaffirming the truths of economic interdependence and mutual security support, it is clear that the time has come to focus on new issues in the relationship, to adopt a new tone, and to propose a new course.

Russia’s Exceptional Diaspora

Why aren’t many Russian émigrés willing to contribute to their former homeland?

I was reminded of a striking difference between Russia and Israel when I walked past a Washington synagogue this winter. A handwritten poster hung beside the door: “We help Israel!”