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Group photo of summer seminar participants outside; the right side has a dark blue overlay with the UC San Diego branded element of a stylized tridentUSPI Summer Seminar

U.S. Political Institutions and U.S.-Mexico Relations

The six-week online USPI Summer Seminar focuses on U.S. institutions and decision-making processes, border dynamics and U.S.-Mexico relations. Over the course of 14 days of sessions and site visits on campus, participants will gain a better understanding of U.S. domestic and foreign policy, including the complexity of the policymaking process as it relates to the U.S. and its effects on Mexico.


The participants will reflect, alongside internationally recognized professors and government experts, on the following subjects:

  • U.S.- Mexico Relations
  • U.S. Politics
  • U.S. Policymaking
  • Migration
  • Security
  • Energy and Sustainable Development
  • Trade, Economics and Border Affairs


The USPI Summer Seminar is designed for early career Mexican policymakers, as well as young professionals from universities, the private sector and civil society.

Download 2022 Program [PDF]

Past Seminars

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