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Policy Forums

The center is actively engaged with partner institutions, working groups and forums to conduct rigorous academic research that can be applied to the creation, implementation and evaluation of public policy. The center is privileged with the unique opportunity to engage in research on Mexico, Mexicans in the U.S., and the U.S.-Mexico relationship from its location on the border. 

CaliBaja Integration Working Group

This working group explores the cross-border relationship and the steps that might be taken to strengthen the CaliBaja region, which comprises parts of Southern California in the U.S. and Baja California in Mexico.

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U.S.-Mexico Forum 2025

The Forum consists of five working groups: migration, security and public health, trade and economy, energy and sustainable development, and strategic diplomacy.

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Financial Inclusion of Mexican Migrants Working Group

The working group is publishing a research book analyzing the latest efforts in this regard such as banking, financial education and more.

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U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation Taskforce

In partnership with Justice in Mexico at the University of San Diego, the taskforce helps to inform the course of U.S.-Mexico security cooperation in the coming years.

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North and Central American Task Force on Migration

The task force is a non-governmental forum of academics, civil society and business leaders, and former policymakers in dialogue with current government officials created to facilitate a broadly driven solution dialogue among the countries involved in the crisis of migration and forced displacement in the region.

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U.S.-Mexico Climate Change Agenda Working Group

The Brookings Institution, Tec de Monterrey (ITESM), the Institute of the Americas and the center launched the working group in 2021 with the goal of identifying specific areas of shared interest and cooperation between the U.S. and Mexico towards climate change.

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