LAURA CARLSEN

Director, Americas Program

lcarlsen@internationalpolicy.org

Laura Carlsen holds a B.A. in Social Thought and Institutions from Stanford University and a Masters degree in Latin American Studies, also from Stanford. In 1986 she received a Fulbright Scholarship to study the impact of the Mexican economic crisis on women and has lived in Mexico City since then.

 

She has published numerous articles and chapters on social, economic and political aspects of Mexico and recently co-edited Confronting Globalization: Economic integration and popular resistance in Mexico, and co-authored El Café en Mexico, centroamerica y el caribe: Una salida sustentable a la crisis. Before joining the Americas Project, Carlsen was a correspondent for Latin Trade magazine, editor of Business Mexico, freelance writer and researcher.

 

As program director, she is responsible for writing, assigning and editing materials; representing the organization in public forums; seeking out and maintaining collaborative relationships; and administering the Mexico City office and staff.

Learn more at https://www.americas.org/.

Latest News

Hondurans Are Fighting for a Future Against the US-Supported Dictatorship

Oct-8-2019

A new broad-based coalition including unions, professionals, students, feminists, farmers, and opposition parties is forging a sustained campaign of resistance.

by Laura Carlsen

Americas Program

Laura Carlsen discusses the tensions at the US-Mexico border

Jun-20-2019

For more on the tensions and the unraveling situation on the U.S. – Mexico border, CGTN’s Roee Ruttenberg spoke with Laura Carlsen from the Center of International Policy...

Laura Carlsen interviewed

Americas Program

Weekly Roundtable on Sojourner Truth

Jun-14-2019

Mexico, it seems, bowed to pressure from the U.S. and has stepped up repression of migrants...

Laura Carlsen interviewed

Americas Program

Sojourner Truth - June 12, 2019

Jun-12-2019

Laura Carlsen joins us to give reaction to the deal between the Trump administration and Mexico to crack down on migrants passing through Mexico to reach the U.S. border...

Laura Carlsen interviewed

Americas Program

Trump Retreats From Mexico Tariff Crisis He Alone Created

Jun-12-2019

The most negative thing about the agreement that was reached is that Mexico appears to be in many ways supporting this image that these immigrants, these asylum seekers – women and children primarily – who are coming up from Central American countries are actually a threat to national security. And that’s simply not true...

Laura Carlsen interviewed

Americas Program

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