During the last quarter, we celebrated Mexico Moving Forward in Mexico City, alongside the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy's biannual meeting of its International Advisory Board. We traveled to Washington, D.C., as well, to present our work on the border economy at the Brookings Global Cities Summit. It was a pleasure to be joined in both nations' capitols by friends and colleagues from San Diego and by former center fellows and university alumni
We also worked with a group of students from UC San Diego, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte and the Autonomous University of Baja California to prepare for fieldwork in January in San Diego and Tijuana on education and migration in the cross-border region as part of our work with the UC-Mexico Initiative.
As 2016 draws to a close, we look ahead to a year of new challenges facing Mexicans in the U.S. and the U.S.-Mexico relationship. The current political landscape opens the door to a potential redefinition of the bilateral relationship, underscoring the importance of rigorous academic research that can inform public policy. As we break for the holidays to spend time with loved ones, we are also preparing for a busy 2017.
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All the best for a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year.
USMEX Interim Director