Central America & Mexico Policy Initiative

Addressing Central America and Mexico’s migration and security issues


The Future of Mexico’s Security Strategy

April 9, 2018 | 11:00:00 | Texas Union Quadrangle Room, 3.304

On April 9, 2018, the Robert Strauss Center’s Mexico Security Initiative (MSI), in partnership with Mexico’s National Security Commission (Comission Nacional de Seguridad, CNS), hosted a conference at the University of Texas at Austin to…

Children, Youth, and the U.S.-Mexico Border Migrant Smuggling Market

April 2, 2018 | 12:15:00 | Sid Richardson Hall 3.316/3.350

On Monday, April 2, 2018, the Robert Strauss Center welcomed Dr. Gabriella Sanchez, Research Fellow at the Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, for a talk on U.S.-Mexico border security…

Human Rights and Access to Justice in Mexico

February 15, 2018 | 12:15:00 | Sid Richardson Hall 3.316/3.350

On Thursday, February 15, 2018, the Robert Strauss Center welcomes Maureen Meyer, Director of the Washington Office on Latin America’s (WOLA) Mexico Program, for a talk on impunity and human rights violations in Mexico. The…

Evolving Threats and Capabilities: The Future of Mexican Intelligence Agencies

January 30, 2017 | 12:15:00 | Sid Richardson Hall Room 3.122

On January 30, the Strauss Center was thrilled to welcome Guillermo Valdes Castellanos, former Director of Mexico’s National Intelligence Agency (CISEN), and David Shedd, former Acting Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), for a…