About the Trans-Border Institute
Founded in 1994, the Trans-Border Institute has become one of the country’s leading centers forpromoting understanding, dialogue, and cooperation across the U.S.-Mexico border.TBI’s programs focus on helping to resolve complex trans-border issues, including creating economic opportunities, managing international migration,and promoting rule of law and security. The Institute promotes these goals by producing cutting edge research and analysis, fostering public education and discourse on complex and controversial cross-border issues, and directly engaging policy makers in both Mexico and the United States through conferences and events.
Since 2005, TBI has been successful in raising over $1 million in extramural funding to support these efforts and expand its organizational capacity, thanks to major grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the U.S. Agency for International Development and Higher Education for Development; the Tinker Foundation; the Bank of America Foundation; the Open Society Institute; and the MacArthur Foundation. Among the many important programs TBI has created are the Justice in Mexico Project which generates a variety of original research outputs, and the USD-UABC Legal Education Program, a binational program to promote legal education which offers trainings to improve the administration of justice in Mexico.