COMMENT: Fall 2017
By Harley Shaiken | Commenting on the Fall 2017 issue of the Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies.
U.S.–MEXICO FUTURE FORUM: 15 Years of Engagement
By Harley Shaiken | Looking at the 15-year history of the U.S.–Mexico Futures Forum.
U.S.–MEXICO FUTURE FORUM: Collaborating for Our Common Future
By James Gerardo Lamb | An overview of issues facing both Mexico and the United States, including inequality, globalization, and political instability.
U.S.–MEXICO FUTURES FORUM: Climate Change: Existential Threats in a Time of Denial
By James Gerardo Lamb | Ram Ramanathan and Soffía Alarcón-Díaz lead a conversation on the moral obligation to combat the threats climate change poses to both Mexico and the United States.
U.S.–MEXICO FUTURES FORUM: Macro Trends: Security, Violence, and Migration
By James Gerardo Lamb | Highlights of a conversation on crises of violence and human rights, including forced northern migration from Central America and the disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa.
U.S.–MEXICO FUTURES FORUM: On the Table: NAFTA, Wages, and Development
By James Gerardo Lamb | The panel engages in discussion and examination of the effectiveness of NAFTA, inequality and wages.
U.S.–MEXICO FUTURES FORUM: Fleeing the Storms
By Stephanie Leutert | An explanation of the link between climate change and the northward migration of certain Central American populations.
MIGRATION: Stitching Together a New Life
By Lauren Markham |An investigation into the violence driving the current Central American migration crisis through personal narratives, cultural memory, and data.
CENTRAL AMERICA: From Positivism to YouTube: Music and Nationalism
By Leonel Alvarado | Examining the relationship between the evolution of Central American national anthems and the imposition of changing nationalistic values.
RESEARCH: Silent Massacre: The Politics of Chronic Kidney Disease
By Carlos Martinez | Tinker Research Grant recipient presents his findings on the reasons behind the staggering prevalence of chronic kidney disease in Cetnral America.
LITERATURE: Octavio Paz, Media, and Mexican Politics
By Priscela Dorella | Questioning the controversy behind the political affiliations of Mexican author Octavio Paz, as well as his motives for establishing himself as a public political persona.