Central America & Mexico Policy Initiative

Addressing Central America and Mexico’s migration and security issues


Challenges in U.S./Mexico/Central America Policy at the Beginning of the Biden Administration

March 2, 2021 | 12:15 - 1:15 pm | Zoom Webinar

On Tuesday, March 2, the Strauss Center is pleased to welcome Joy Olson, Consultant; Former Executive Director of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), for a virtual talk on “Challenges in U.S./Mexico/Central America Policy…

What’s the Point of DHS?

November 16, 2020 | 12:15 - 1:15 pm | Zoom Webinar

On November 16, the Strauss Center welcomed Ben Rohrbaugh, a fellow of Strauss’ Central America and Mexico Policy Initiative and the author of More or Less Afraid of Nearly Everything: Homeland Security, Borders, and Disasters in…

U.S. Customs and Border Protection: An Update from the Field

March 5, 2020 | 12:15 PM | LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.122

On Thursday, March 5, 2020 the Strauss Center welcomed Astrid Dominguez, Director of the ACLU Border Rights Center. This Brumley talk focused on Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the largest law enforcement agency in the…

Student Research Presentation “Beyond the Border: Central American Migration and Mexico’s Migratory Policy”

April 24, 2019 | 12:15 pm | LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.124

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, a group of students, led by the Director of the Strauss Center’s Mexico Security Initiative Stephanie Leutert, presented their research on Central American migration and Mexico’s migration policy. The research…

An Informal Conversation with Brian Winter

April 18, 2019 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm | SRH 3.214

On Thursday, April 18, the Strauss Center welcomed Brian Winter, editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly and a UT Austin alum, for an informal chat with students and faculty about Latin America and Latin America-focused journalism. Biography…