Central America & Mexico Policy Initiative

Addressing Central America and Mexico’s migration and security issues


The Real Border Emergency: National Security and Challenges along the Border

April 10, 2019 | 12:15 pm | LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.122

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, the Strauss Center presented Ben Rohrbaugh, a partner at consulting firm BorderWorks. Rohrbaugh was the Border Security Director in the White House National Security Council in 2014 when flows of unaccompanied Central…

Anti-Corruption in Mexico: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

March 28, 2019 | 12:15 pm | SAC 3.112 Balcony Room B

On Thursday, March 28, 2019, the Strauss Center was pleased to present Eduardo Bohórquez, the executive director of Transparency International’s Mexico office, for a talk on “Anti-corruption in Mexico: The Good, the Bad, and the…

Mexico’s Human Rights and Governance Challenges in the AMLO Era

February 12, 2019 | 12:15 pm | SRH 1.208 (Benson Conference Room)

On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, the Strauss Center and the Mexico Center of LLILAS Benson presented a talk on “Mexico’s Human Rights and Governance Challenges in the AMLO Era.” Andrés Manuel López Obrador arrived in office…

Mexico’s Political Earthquake

September 28, 2018 | 9:00 am | Santa Rita Room, Texas Union Building (UNB) 3.502

On Friday, September 28, the Strauss Center co-sponsored a conference on “Mexico’s Political Earthquake: The 2018 Elections, Democracy, and Binational Relations” and assessing the results and implications of the 2018 presidential election in Mexico in…

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…