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Central America’s Security Challenges: Has U.S. Assistance Helped or Hindered? How Can it Improve?

Join us for a discussion about the Central America Regional Security Initiative and future directions for U.S. security assistance in the Northern Triangle with panels of experts and policymakers

Date & Time

Dec. 11, 2014
9:00am – 12:00pm

Location

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Central America’s Security Challenges: Has U.S. Assistance Helped or Hindered? How Can it Improve?

Photo: After school program in Honduras, courtesy of Honduran Youth Alliance/Alianza Joven Honduras

The flood of Central American children arriving at the U.S. border this past summer brought renewed attention to the region’s security challenges and how the U.S. has partnered with Central American nations to address these problems. Join us for a discussion about the Central America Regional Security Initiative and future directions for U.S. security assistance in the Northern Triangle with panels of experts and policymakers:

Panel I: The Central America Regional Security Initiative in the Northern Triangle

 Cristina Equizábal (@InrLas)
The El Salvador case
Senior Fellow at the National Foundation for Development Nicholas Phillips (@NPPeriodista)
The Guatemala case
Journalist Aaron Korthuis (@akorthuis)
The Honduras case
Student at Yale Law School 

Moderator:Peter Meyer
 Analyst in Latin American Affairs, Congressional Research Service
  
Commentary:Steven Dudley (@stevensdudley)
 Co-Director, InSight Crime

  

Panel II: Policy Options for Dealing with Central America’s Chronic Insecurity

 Francisco Palmieri
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central America and the Caribbean Paloma Adams-Allen
Senior Advisor
Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, USAID  Matthew C. Ingram State University of New York, Albany  

Moderator:Eric L. Olson (@Eric_Latam)
 Associate Director, Wilson Center

 


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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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