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Beyond the Border: Regional Priorities and the Migration Debate in Central America

Date & Time

Jun. 14, 2019
8:30am – 11:00am ET


Notre Dame Keough School of Global Affairs, Washington Office 1400 16th Street, NW Suite 120 Washington, D.C. 20036
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Beyond the Border: Regional Priorities and the Migration Debate in Central America

Images of caravans and separated families captivate the media, while border wall debates continue to roil American politics and polarize politicians in Washington and beyond. What is the real story?

Please join practitioners, business leaders, researchers, and policymakers from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States to examine the migration crisis and discuss recommendations for a path forward. Conference participants will discuss a new policy brief that presents guiding principles for future responses to migration.

*Please note that this event will be held at the Keough School of Global Affairs, Washington Office. 

Panel One Speakers 

Victor Asturias 
Presidential Commissioner for Competitiveness and Investment

Carlos Echarri 
Secretary General, National Population Council

Hugo Noé Pino 
Economist, UNITEC; former president of the Central Bank and Minister of Finance

Leticia Salomon 
Researcher, Center for Documentation 

Eric L. Olson (Moderator)
Consultant, Latin America Program, Wilson Center 
Director of Policy, Seattle International Foundation 

Panel Two Speakers

Daniella Burgi-Palomino
Senior Associate
Latin America Working Group 

Michael Camilleri 
Director, Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program 
Inter-American Dialogue 

Vicki Gass
Senior Policy Advisor for Central America and Mexico 

Ariel G. Ruiz Soto 
Associate Policy Analyst
Migration Policy Institute 

Ray Offenheiser (Moderator)
Professor of the Practice 
Director, Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development

Hosted By

Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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