CSIS is hosting a discussion on the economic impact of fighting corruption in Guatemala. The event will launch a report entitled The Economic and Fiscal Impact of the Fight Against Corruption in Guatemala, published by the Central American Institute for Fiscal Studies (ICEFI). The study describes the connection between the Central American region's recent economic slowdown and national corruption, and debunks the erroneous argument that the fight against corruption is costly to the economy.
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How Chronic Violence Affects Human Development: Assessing the Contributions of Tani Adams in Central America and Beyond
What happens to us when it becomes “normal” to live with high levels of chronic violence? How does it affect our development as individuals, how we raise our children and relate to others in society, our attitudes and actions as citizens, and the ways we are governed? These were the questions that motivated the work of Tani Adams and led her to develop the Chronic Violence and Human Development Framework. The Wilson Center is hosting a discussion about the important intellectual and policy contributions of Adams’ work with experts and practitioners who worked alongside her to develop her ideas and see them implemented.
This event hosting by CSIS Americas program will feature a panel of ambassadors from the Latin American and Caribbean countries most affected by TPS, and the discussion will center on two major outstanding questions: first, what are the likely political, economic and human consequences in their home countries of actually deporting those individuals; and second, what are the implications for the United States of those likely developments in Central America and Haiti.
On June 18, Hudson Institute will host a panel to discuss the current political situation in Nicaragua and Venezuela. Participants will include former Nicaraguan Minister of Education Humberto Belli, Editor-in-Chief of La Nación Armando Gonzales, and Venezuelan journalist and politician David Smolansky Urosa. The panel will be moderated by Hudson Senior Fellow Jaime Daremblum.
In April, Miguel Díaz-Canel became the 19th President of Cuba and the first in over 40 years who was not a member of the Castro family. This appointment—not election—of a new Cuban president raises a number of important questions about the future and stability of the regime. In a post-Castro era, Cuban politics will likely change, though the direction and magnitude of those changes remains to be seen.
On May 16, Hudson Institute will host a panel to explore these issues and discuss the possibility of a democratic transition on the island.
The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and the Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center is hosting a conversation with Dr. Carlos Manuel Urzúa Macías on fiscal policy and economic development in Mexico. This event is the fourth in their 2018 election series featuring advisers to Mexico's top presidential candidates.
The Brookings Global-CERES Economic and Social Policy in Latin America Initiative (ESPLA) and the Latin America Initiative at Brookings are co-hosting a discussion with regional and humanitarian experts on the Venezuelan refugee crisis and the national, regional, and global responses.
The Wilson Center is hosting a discussion about current trends in smuggling and its organization, the shifting roles of migrants in the market, and the additional criminal risks many of them face as a result. Speakers will present findings from their research in South and Central America, Mexico, and the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Council on Foreign Relations’ Center for Preventive Action and the Inter-American Dialogue are hosting a panel of distinguished experts to discuss the future of the Venezuelan migration crisis and discuss questions such as: How might the crisis continue to evolve? How can regional governments more effectively work together to address this challenge? What role should the United States take in coordinating a response strategy?
CSIS is hosting a public presentation on the role the international community should play in restoring democracy to Venezuela. The presentation will feature OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro, Former Deputy National Security Advisor Juan Zarate, and Maria Corina Machado, a leader in the Venezuelan opposition.
To explore the significance of this policy shift and what can be expected moving forward, the Inter-American Dialogue, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), and FUSADES are hosting a panel discussionin which panelists will consider the social impact of terminating TPS for Salvadorans in the United States, including the likely effects on the economy, migration, and criminal violence, as well as policy options to address the fallout from the decision.
El Colegio de México, Tulane University, and the Inter-American Dialogue are hosting a high-level conference on the complex and evolving dynamics between the two countries. This US-Mexico forum brings together top tier academic and policy experts from both countries for an open debate on the path forward for the relationship. Panel will include The Road Ahead for NAFTA, Migration Dynamics and Policy Under Trump, Anticipating the Mexican Presidential Elections, and The Future of Security and Border Cooperation.
Reparations for victims and reintegration of combatants are key provisions of Colombian law and of the year-old peace agreement that ended a half century of war between the government and the country’s largest rebel group. The effect of the conflict and how the government is fulfilling its commitments will be the focus of a discussion on October 31 at the U.S. Institute of Peace, co-hosted with the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Latin American Program. The latest event in USIP’s Colombia Peace Forum series will feature key Colombian officials and award-winning photojournalist Jesús “Chucho” Abad Colorado.
The Heritage Foundation is hosting a discussion of the ways immigration enforcement in the U.S. can be strengthened as well as a keynote address by Acting Director of ICE Thomas Homan, a 34-year veteran of law enforcement, to hear what the Trump Administration is doing in this area.
The Dialogue and LAPOP are presenting their new report: Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) and hosting a discussion of the cost of crime, the implications for security policies and US foreign policy, and how a better understanding of insecurity can help improve the situation.
Amid warfare worldwide, unarmed civilians attempt protests or negotiations with combatants to protect their communities from violence. These citizens defy the culture of fear that armed groups enforce, and risk retribution. New research highlights how communities use cohesion and social structures to non-violently influence armed groups—a capacity that governments and institutions often fail to recognize. On October 2, join USIP to discuss such community self-protection, and how policymaking might better support it in conflict zones such as in Syria or Afghanistan.
To examine the results of the agreement so far, Hudson Institute will host an event featuring María Fernanda Cabal, a Colombian congresswoman who has represented Bogotá since 2014. Rep. Cabal will comment on key elements of the peace agreement, including land redistribution endeavors, efforts to combat drug trafficking, FARC’s political representation, and the legal ramifications of the extrajudicial Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP). Following her remarks, Rep. Cabal will be joined by Ambassador Jaime Daremblum, director of Hudson Institute’s Center for Latin American Studies, and Gabriela Febres-Cordero, a Latin American politician and founder of the United for Colombia Foundation.
The Wilson Center is hosting a conference in celebration of its Latin American Program's 40th Anniversary. Various panels will hold timely discussions of corruption's political impact in the region along with strategies for overcoming corruption; and consideration of the changing patterns of regional integration and their implications for U.S. policy.
On September 22, the Center for Effective Public Management at Brookings will convene a panel of immigration and homeland security experts to discuss issues surrounding homeland security and the implications of Trump's immigration policy.
The Progressive Policy Institue is hosting a dialogue, co-sponsored by the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, on free trade agreements, and specifically the impact NAFTA has had on the economy, jobs and labor mobility, education, national security and trade in the United States, Mexico and Canada, as well as some of the more targeted impacts of the existing trade agreement, including NAFTA’s impact on small, women and minority-owned busineses; rural and western economies; and e-commerce.
CSIS is hosting a public discussion on the implications for Haiti's security, political and economic future following the announced departure in October of the UN Peacekeeping Mission (MINUSTAH) military force. Speakers will examine MINUSTAH’s controversial history, its response in the aftermath of multiple natural disasters, and how the international community and a follow-on UN presence can help Haitian institutions cope with inevitable security and stability threats.
With several nations undergoing or on the brink of crisis, the socioeconomic conditions that have led to the rise of terrorist organizations in other regions of the world exist in many parts in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. At present, terrorism in Latin America is not as widespread as it was in the 1960s and 70s. However, pervasive criminal violence continues to overwhelm many Latin American societies and the frontier between criminal violence and political terrorism could be easily blurred. What exactly should public institutions and civil societies do to preserve and promote liberal democracy when faced with these circumstances?On Thursday, August 24, Hudson Institute will host an event on the conditions in Latin America.
The U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues is holding a hearing to assess the Colombia Peace Process and the way forward in U.S.-Colombia relations.
The Hudson Institute is hosting a discussion on the political, social, and economic turmoil in Venezuela. Gustavo Coronel, a former member of the Venezuelan Congress, will comment on the breakdown of law and order in the country. Dr. Rubén Perina, a former high official of the Organization of American States (OAS), will describe the role the inter-American system should play in reversing the crisis. Gabriela Febres-Cordero, a former cabinet member in the administration of Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez, will discuss actions taken by opposition leaders. Dr. Boris Saavedra, a retired officer of the Venezuelan Air Force, will speak about the challenges facing the military and its position amid the turmoil. Ambassador Jaime Daremblum, director of Hudson Institute’s Center for Latin American Studies, will moderate the discussion.
Project for Prosperity and Development at CSIS is hosting an event to launch a new project on the global forced migration crisis. Over the next year, CSIS will research the journey of these millions of people and what it means for the developing world landscape, and how the U.S., its allies, the public and private sectors, NGOs, academics, government, and security can play a vital role in confronting global displacement and migration.
To help understand the complex, rapidly-shifting situation and share an on-the-ground perspective from Caracas, the Inter-American Dialogue is welcoming Phil Gunson—a senior analyst with the International Crisis Group and a 40-year veteran reporting in Latin America—for a frank and wide-ranging exchange on Venezuela today.
The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center is hosting a conversation with OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro and expert panelists on the domestic and international ramifications of Venezuela's descent into chaos and new ways to involve the the international community in seeking solutions.
For an open discussion of the state of US-Mexico relations, the Dialogue welcoming Andrés Rozental, who served as deputy foreign minister and ambassador to the United Kingdom. One of Mexico’s most respected and best-informed analysts, he was the founding president of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations and has been a member of the Inter-American Dialogue since 2002.
This event co-hosted by the IWP Student Speakers Series and the Center for Intermarium Studies at IWP will provide an overview of Nicaragua, the history of Nicaraguan-Soviet relations, including the political, economic and military support that the Soviet Union provided the Sandinista government in its rise to power, the reemergence of Nicaragua's relationship with the Kremlin, and how this relationship parallels the one with the Soviet Union.
Senator Luther Strange recently introduced the ‘Securing the Border and Protecting Our Communities Act’ which would prohibit certain federal funds from reaching cities that adopt sanctuary policies or penalize local businesses for submitting bids to work on the proposed border wall. Senator Strange has said that sanctuary cities “can either follow the law or fund the wall.” The Heritage Foundation is hosting Senator Strange to discuss the extent of the problem and his new proposal to address it.