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 Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.
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Our Key Issue Areas
The area of economic competitiveness has acquired extra importance given the ongoing USMCA implementation process and review of regional economic relations. The Mexico Institute is undertaking research and developing policy ideas for the next stage of U.S.-Mexico economic relations, covering issues ranging from the implementation of the USMCA to innovation and educational exchange.
Migration & Migrants
Mexico Institute work on migration covers key topics, including migration from Central America, farm labor and migrant workers' rights, border security, and opportunities for bilateral cooperation on migration.
Energy and Natural Resources
The Mexico Institute continues its work on cooperation in renewable energy between Mexico and the United States. The Institute also follows energy policies and cooperation on natural resource management between the two countries.
Security & Rule of Law
The Mexico Institute continues to focus on the challenges facing Mexico in the areas of the rule of law and U.S.-Mexico security cooperation, and will continue to produce policy-relevant research in this area.
Rhetoric and reality on the U.S.-Mexico border are often misaligned. In an effort to promote a more realistic and holistic approach to the border, the Mexico Institute focuses on issues of economic development and competitiveness; border security and citizen security; environmental sustainability; and quality of life in the border region.
Mexico Public Health Initiative
The Mexico Public Health Initiative works to create open spaces for dynamic and productive dialogue on issues of fundamental importance to the future of Mexican health systems.
USMCA Resource Page
Welcome to the Wilson Center's USMCA Resource Page. The Mexico Institute and the Canada Institute will provide up-to-date coverage as the USMCA implementation progresses. We invite you to check back frequently for updates to this resource.
Farm Labor and Mexico's Export Produce Industry
This ongoing study analyzes production and employment systems in selected commodities that are exported from Mexico to the United States.
North America 2.0
The Wilson Center's Mexico and Canada Institutes and other partner organizations are pleased to launch "North America 2.0: Forging a Continental Future." The project aims to strengthen continental cooperation by creating research, analysis, dialogue and policy proposals through expert-written policy papers.
Americas 360 is a podcast about the "innumerable ties" among the nations of the Western Hemisphere. Get the inside scoop and the outside perspective on the latest developments from Canada, Latin America, and everywhere in between.
The Mexico Institute regularly produces infographics and explainer videos on ongoing and emerging opportunities and challenges for Mexico and the region. Get key information here
Andrew I. Rudman
Director, Mexico Institute
Deputy Director, Mexico Institute
Earl Anthony Wayne
Public Policy Fellow
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U.S.-Mexico relations are deeply intertwined. Key issues of mutual importance are both international and domestic. These “inter-mestic” issues impact the lives of tens of millions of people on both sides of the border. Americans and Mexicans thus have big stakes in assuring that The United States and Mexico working can tackle shared problems and find good solutions to the vital issues that tie them together, including trade, jobs, crime, border, security, migration, tourism, education exchanges, a shared environment and much more.
Vice President for Strategy & New Initiatives; Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute; Interim Director, Global Europe Program
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The intimate connection between the geopolitical and economic challenges facing the United States has never been clearer. Only a coordinated approach between government, private sector and foreign allies will ensure that the U.S. meets these challenges successfully.
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