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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.


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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