Course description

Mexico is the US's top trading partner and one of its most important political and strategic allies. The histories of both nations are inherently intertwined, and their relationship exhibits unique characteristics unseen in the rest of the world. This course focuses on understanding the five most critical policy challenges that the two countries currently face: trade, migration, organized crime, health, and national security. Students explore each of these topics in detail to understand how US policy has evolved over time and the issues that remain unsolved. Our goal is to appreciate the policy landscape between the US and Mexico in all its complexities while debunking the cartoonish stereotypes that dominate the public narrative.


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