Central America & Mexico Policy Initiative

Addressing Central America and Mexico’s migration and security issues

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.


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…