Crime Events

Municipal Strategies of Crime Prevention

December 10, 2009 // 7:45am2:30pm
Latin American Program
The Latin American Program held a conference to discuss municipal-level efforts to improve citizen security, reduce violent crime, and engage citizens and invigorate civil society participation.
Webcast

Governance and Democratic Politics in Honduras

December 08, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
The event sought to examine the status of democratic governance in Honduras in light of the June 28 coup d'état, November presidential elections, and prospects for reconciliation in the post-electoral period.
Webcast

The Prevention of Youth Violence in Latin America: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges

October 27, 2009 // 9:00am12:30pm
Latin American Program
Citizens throughout Latin America cited crime as the most important problem facing their countries. This has risen over the last decade.
Webcast

Governance in Guatemala

June 04, 2009 // 12:30pm3:00pm
Latin American Program
A panel of Guatemalan and international experts evaluated the corruption, impunity, and public insecurity that was brought into sharp relief after the May 2009 murder of prominent Guatemalan lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg.

Andean Cocaine: The Making of a Global Drug

May 28, 2009 // 8:30am10:00am
Latin American Program
Paul Gootenberg's new book, Andean Cocaine: The Making of a Global Drug, provided an opportunity to link contemporary issues and drug policies in the Unites States, Latin America, and the world with the historical record of cocaine in the Andes.
Webcast

History and Politics in Ecuador

May 12, 2009 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Latin American Program
Three experts reflected on the current political situation in Ecuador and on relevant background in the newly-published The Ecuador Reader.

The V Summit of the Americas: Perspectives from the Region

April 03, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
A panel reflected on the meaning of the V Summit of the Americas as a forum for addressing the hemisphere's most pressing problems.
Webcast

International Efforts to Combat Organized Crime

March 13, 2009 // 9:00am10:45am
Mexico Institute
Cynthia Arnson, Director, Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Luis Astorga, Researcher, Institute for Social Research, National Autonomous University of Mexico; Aldo Civico, Director, Center for International Conflict Resolution, Columbia University; Douglas Farah Senior Fellow, International Assessment and Strategy Center; Vanda Felbab-Brown, Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution; Eric Olson, Senior Adviser, Security Initiative, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Offsite event: Regional and Public Security Challenges in Central America

February 12, 2009 // 8:00am12:00pm
Latin American Program
The conference featured leading experts on topics such as Plan Merida, public security, crime and violence in Central America.

Peace Initiatives in Colombia's Armed Conflict

April 03, 2008 // 9:00am4:30pm
Latin American Program
As part of a continuing effort to monitor Colombia's internal armed conflict and its consequences, the peace initiatives with guerrilla as well as paramilitary actors were analyzed. The conference took place in the wake of several major setbacks for the FARC guerrillas.

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