About the Program
The Central America/Mexico Policy Initiative (CAMPI) aims to address the gap in policy-relevant scholarship on Central America and Mexico's migration and security challenges. CAMPI aspires to create educational opportunities, research activity, and community engagement that will spur sophisticated inquiry into the causes, dimensions, and consequences of violence and migration in these regions, as well as the adequacy of past, present, and potential policy responses at both the national and international levels.
The Mexico Security Initiative (MSI) will remain a component of CAMPI. Writings and events on these themes will be led by MSI’s post-doctoral fellow Jake Dizard.
Top CAMPI issues
- Transit migration through Mexico, particularly related to Central American violence and insecurity.
- Policy responses to asylum seekers and human smuggling at the U.S.-Mexico border.
- Rule of law, human rights, and violence in Mexico and Central America.
- Civilian oversight of the military in Mexico and across Latin America.
The CAMPI program publishes research briefs, reports, and codebooks intended for use by researchers, policymakers, and the public.
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…
Student Research Presentation “Beyond the Border: Central American Migration and Mexico’s Migratory Policy”
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…
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…