Latin America Initiative
- KEY PEOPLE
- PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Baker Institute is embarking on a new campus-wide Latin America Initiative that will involve research on Brazil’s emerging economic and political roles in the international community, as well as state building in the region’s increasingly violent climate amid escalating organized crime. An important part of this initiative is the participation of the institute’s senior fellow for Latin America, former Gov. Bill Richardson.
The current mission of the Latin America Initiative is to provide a forum that fosters a better understanding of the cultures, economies, histories and contemporary affairs of Latin America. Through its main programs — the Americas Project, the U.S.-Mexico Border Program and the Vecinos Lecture Series — the Latin America Initiative brings together leading stakeholders from government, the private sector, academia and civil society to exchange their views on pressing issues confronting the region. Additionally, this initiative sponsors research, publications and regular forums addressing social, political and economic aspects of the hemisphere, as well as of the relationships between Latin American countries and the United States.
The Americas Project brings together young leaders throughout the Americas to foster an informed and open debate on issues critical to the peoples of the Western Hemisphere.
The U.S.–Mexico Border Program analyzes critical issues involving the border region and the implications for both countries. Through Rice University’s Puentes Consortium, which involves three Mexican universities and one other American university, the institute works with practitioners and scholars in several disciplines to do binational research on topics such as migration, security and economic development.
The Vecinos Lecture Series, part of our public outreach to the Houston community and beyond, brings renowned authors, policymakers and other high-level speakers to address a variety of important topics related to Latin America.
Mexican Politics Could Constrain U.S. Influence on Security
May 02 2013Tony Payan
The Immigration Debate in Texas
Apr 09 2013Tony Payan
Latino Issue Priorities and Political Behavior Across U.S. Contexts
Apr 08 2013Ali A. Valenzuela, Sarah K. Stein
Immigration Policy and Partisan Politics in the State Legislatures: 2010-2012
Apr 08 2013Mark P. Jones, Benjamin Chou
Security and United States Immigration Policy: Two American Immigration Security Traditions and an Analytical Framework of National Security and U.S. Immigration Policy
Apr 08 2013Robbie J. Totten
The Congressional Dynamics of Immigration Reform
Apr 08 2013Daniel J. Tichenor
Ctrl+Alt+Del: Rebooting Immigration Policies Through Socio-technical Change
Apr 08 2013Rodrigo Nieto-Gómez
U.S. Immigration Policy in the 21st Century, with Special Reference to Education: Examining the Crosscurrents of Nativist and Accommodationist Policymaking
Apr 08 2013Michael A. Olivas
Latinos, Public Opinion, and Immigration Reform
Apr 08 2013David L. Leal
U.S. Immigration Reform
Apr 08 2013Susan F. Martin
The Costs and Benefits of Immigration Enforcement
Apr 08 2013Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda
U.S. Immigration, Demography, and Citizenship in a Digital Age
Apr 08 2013Jason Ackleson
Immigration Policies Hurt Immigrant Families More Than They Help
Apr 08 2013Leisy J. Abrego, Shannon Gleeson
Immigrants in the U.S. Labor Market
Apr 08 2013Pia M. Orrenius, Madeline Zavodny
Immigration Reform: A Comprehensive vs. Piecemeal Approach
Mar 08 2013Tony Payan
- Immigration Reform: A System for the 21st Century
- Baker Institute 20th Anniversary Program -- Future U.S. Policy Toward Latin America and the Caribbean
- Americas Project 2012 -- Building Global Green Economies in the Americas
- Vecinos Lecture Series -- Mexico's Drug Violence and the Role of the United States: A Conversation With Poet Javier Sicilia
- Vecinos Lecture Series -- Security in Central America: Outlook and Options
- United States-Brazil Relations in the 21st Century
- Venezuela: Challenges for the New President
- Mexico: Challenges for the New President
- Americas Project 2011 -- 21st Century Borders in the Americas: Sovereignty, Migration and Crime
- Freedom to Report: Journalism and Politics in Latin America
- Federalism as an Economic and Political Agenda Setting Process: The Argentine Case
- Cannabis, Cartels and Crime: Would Legalization Help?
- The Mexico-U.S. Border Through the Lens of a Screenwriter
- Ecuador and the United States: Economic and Social Relations
- ¡REVOLUCIÓN! Film Series: "Cocalero"
- ¡REVOLUCIÓN! Film Series: "Entreatos (Intermissions)"
- ¡REVOLUCIÓN! Film Series: "Fraude: Mexico 2006"
- ¡REVOLUCIÓN! Film Series: "Yo Presidente (I, President)"
- ¡REVOLUCIÓN! Film Series: "La Hija Del General (The General's Daughter)"
- ¡REVOLUCIÓN! Film Series: "La Revolución No Será Televisada (The Revolution Won't Be Televised)"
- Supporting and Safeguarding Peace in the Hemisphere: The Role of the International Community
- Energy, Policy and Politics: The Changing Energy Landscape in Latin America
- Global Financial Crisis: The Scenario for Latin America
- From Distant Neighbors to Strategic Partners?
- Neighbors of Consequence: Mexico-U.S. Relations in the 21st Century