U.S.–MEXICO FUTURE FORUM: 15 Years of Engagement


Harley Shaiken looks at the 15-year history of the U.S.–Mexico Futures Forum.

These are deeply troubled, unpredictable times for the United States and Mexico. Yet, whatever the state of the U.S.–Mexico relationship, both countries are inextricably linked by a 2,000-mile border, a shared history, intertwined economies and cultures, and families that span frontiers. We have become “overlapping societies,” in the words of Adolfo Aguilar Zinser, who served as Mexico’s Ambassador to the United Nations and presided over the UN Security Council during the lead-up to the Iraq War at the beginning of the 21st century.

Publication date: 
August 16, 2017
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article