The Bildner Center is dedicated to promoting understanding and policy-oriented research concerning governability, human security and economic well-being of communities in the Western Hemisphere.


Brazil Project

The Brazil Project aims at the creation of a network of academic and policy specialists to study processes of reform and sustainable social development in Brazil and neighboring countries.


Cuba Project

The Cuba Project is a col­lab­o­ra­tive effort to study changes in Cuban pol­i­tics, eco­nom­ics, cul­ture, and soci­ety, focus­ing on devel­op­ments in Cuba in an inter­na­tional context.


The Mexican Studies Group

The Mexican Studies Group brings together scholars working on Mexico from across New York City and surrounding areas.



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Who We Are

The Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies is an interdisciplinary forum for scholars, policy makers, and civil society leaders working on contemporary issues in the Americas. Founded in 1982 with the support of philanthropist Albert Bildner, the Center was re-inaugurated under the leadership of Mauricio Font in the 1999-2000 academic year. 

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