Organized Crime Events

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A Discussion of the Future of the OAS With Secretary General José Miguel Insulza

May 11, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Latin American Program
José Miguel Insulza of the OAS addressed the significance the Organization holds today, what topics it should address, and what reforms could be undertaken.

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.

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: A Discussion with Frank Pearl, Colombia's High Counselor for Social and Economic Reintegration

February 25, 2009 // 7:30am9:00am
Latin American Program
Pearl, a former businessman, discussed the progress of these programs, the prospects for further demobilizations, and the role of the international community.

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.

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