Events

Migration and Migrants

Publications include a 9-part series on Latino immigrant civic engagement, as well as papers exploring the legal side of Mexican migration and the relationship between migration and development.

Napolitano: Immigration hasn’t been ‘a linchpin, red hot issue’ in 2012 - Mexico Institute in the News

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Mexican Secretary of Interior Alejandro Poiré spoke about U.S. – Mexico collaboration in tackling illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border and drug and human trafficking at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute on Monday.

Mexico’s Security Dilemma: Michoacán’s Militias

This working paper explores the rise of citizens' self-defense groups in Mexico’s western state of Michoacán. It is based on extensive field research. The militias arguably mark the most significant social and political development in Mexico's seven years of criminal hyper-violence. Their surprisingly effective response to a large criminal organization has put the government in a dilemma of if, and how, it plans to permanently incorporate the volatile organizations into the government’s security strategy.

Mexico Institute in the News: A New Strategy on the Border

US Border Patrol implements new strategy to secure the border, even though there are critics against it.

A Look at Mexico’s Political Reform-The Expert Take

Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood discusses the viability for a successful political reform in Mexico. As the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto nears the end of it's first year, the reform agenda laid out thus far has the potential for far reaching implications for the strength and progress of Mexico's democracy.

Call for Applications for the Mexico Public Policy Scholars Program

The Woodrow Wilson Center and the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations announce a call for applications for the Mexico Public Policy Scholars Program. The program promotes research, academic linkages, and cultural exchange and will invite a scholar to be in residence at the Woodrow Wilson Center for either two months this summer (July 1-August 31, 2008) or four months this fall (September 2-December 22, 2008). For requirements and details

Woodrow Wilson Awards to Honor Javier Bours and Alejandro Marti in Mexico City

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will present awards to two exemplary citizens of Mexico for their strong commitment to the improvement of their community. Javier Bours, founder of Industrias Bachoco, will receive the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship, and Alejandro Martí, founder of SOS México, will receive the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service. The awards will be presented in a dinner ceremony to be held on November 15 in Mexico City.

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