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The priorities of faculty members and fellows greatly influence the focus of the work at the Center. Many research findings are integrated into the classroom curricula and provide students with practical field experience.

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 the COP 26 climate conference in Glasgow.

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The Center commissioned this series of thought pieces for a forum hosted by the University of California and Tecnológico de Monterrey in Washington, D.C. entitled The Future of NAFTA and the State of U.S.-Mexico Relations.

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Cross Border

The Initiative addresses the critical need for reliable information and analysis, constructive dialogue and well-informed public policy decisions to advance California’s ties to Mexico, particularly its neighboring states of Baja California and Baja California Sur.

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Public Health

Our work provides a basis for analysis of efforts to reduce inequality in access to care and increase efficiency of healthcare systems in Mexico. Interactive maps and data visualizations illustrate patterns of mortality for different age groups, genders, and places over time, empowering patients, practitioners, and policymakers.

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Education and Migration

Migration from Mexico to the U.S. and return migration back to Mexico has created a sizeable cohort of students whose education takes place on both sides of the border.

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