Events

Reducing Drug Violence in Mexico: Options for Implementing Targeted Enforcement

June 24, 2013 // 9:00am10:30am
"Reducing Drug Violence in Mexico: Options for Implementing Targeted Enforcement," a study by a group of recent UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Masters in Public Policy graduates led by renowned criminologist Mark A.R. Kleiman, looks into the possibility of utilizing existing U.S. law enforcement capabilities to reduce the violence in Mexico by targeting the revenues of Mexican trafficking organizations in U.S. markets.
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Energy Reform in Mexico: Implications for the United States

June 21, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
The Mexican government has recently announced that it will present an Energy Reform initiative in August of 2013. On June 21st, three experts on Mexican energy issues will give their opinions about the upcoming reform.

Book Launch: Midnight in Mexico

June 20, 2013 // 10:00am11:00am
In the last six years, more than 100,000 people have disappeared or been killed in Mexico's struggle with organized crime, where drug trafficking is a multi-billion dollar business. With over 70 journalists killed since 2006, Mexico is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a reporter. Despite the risks, book author and journalist, Alfredo Corchado, has bravely continued reporting on government corruption, murders in Juarez, and organized crime in the country of his birth.
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: New Rules for a New Era

June 19, 2013 // 2:00pm5:00pm
On June 19, 2013, Robert Zoellick, former president of the World Bank, former U.S. Trade Representative, and former Deputy Secretary of State gave a global perspective of what the Trans-Pacific Partnership could mean for future trade negotiations followed by a distinguished group of panelists who spoke on the important aspects of a future trade model and how the Trans-Pacific Partnership fits into other regional trade agreements.
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The Arab Spring in Comparative Perspective

June 05, 2013 // 10:00am5:30pm
“The Arab Spring in Comparative Perspective: Dramatic Transitions in Recent Decades” conference took place on June 4th and 5th in Washington, D.C., co-organized by American University’s School of International Service, the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, and the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars’ Brazil Institute, Global Europe Program, Mexico Institute, and Middle East Studies Program. The aim of this initial workshop was to consider dramatic transitional experiences in Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, and Eastern Europe and included a series of panels examining specific facets of transitional experiences: constitutional developments (including democratic reforms); economic and social affairs; justice and human rights issues; the evolving experiences of women; external pressures and interventions. In each case, a commentator with expertise on the Middle East and North Africa was asked to reflect on the possible relevance of other “transitional” experiences to understanding the dynamics and prospects of the “Arab Spring.” These reflections also served as the primary task of the workshop’s concluding Round Table discussion.

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

May 30, 2013 // 2:00pm3:30pm
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute, The Colegio de la Frontera Norte and The Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at UCSD are pleased to invite you a book launch of Mexico and the United States: The Politics of Partnership.

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

May 30, 2013 // 12:00pm1:30pm
The authors of a new report drawing on data from Wave II of the Migrant Border Crossing Study, a multi-institution and binational project, will be discussing some of the compelling findings from their significant mixed-methods study of contemporary migration and immigration enforcement.
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The State of the U.S.-Mexico Border

May 23, 2013 // 3:30pm5:30pm
As the debate over immigration reform has brought the management of the U.S.-Mexico border back into the spotlight, the Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to the launch of its new State of the Border Report.
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Public Security in Mexico and Policing Standards

May 21, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
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.

Thinking Regionally to Compete Globally: A New View of Human Capital for the U.S., Mexico, and Central America

May 06, 2013 // 9:30am11:00am
Just days after President Obama sits down with Mexican and Central American leaders to discuss economic growth, citizen security, and migration — the Regional Migration Study Group will issue a final report outlining its findings and offering recommendations to policymakers and civil society in the region.

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