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Citizen Security from the Ground-Up: Improving Practice at the Local Level

Citizen security practitioners from Antioquia, Colombia; Salta, Argentina; and Santiago, Chile will discuss the strategies they have employed, as well as the successes and ongoing challenges they face.

Date & Time

Jun. 23, 2015
9:30am – 11:30am

Location

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Citizen Security from the Ground-Up: Improving Practice at the Local Level

Improving citizen security remains a critical challenge throughout Latin America. Responses vary greatly between and also within countries—often down to the neighborhood level. With crime often concentrated in urban areas and neighborhood hotspots, local governments have emerged as sources of policy innovation in the fight against crime and violence.  What are these approaches and are there elements that are replicable in other cities, regions, or nations as a whole? Citizen security practitioners from Antioquia, Colombia; Salta, Argentina; and Santiago, Chile will discuss the strategies they have employed, as well as the successes and ongoing challenges they face. Wilson Center Global Fellow Carlos Basombrio will present a summary of ten key lessons for improving citizen security at the municipal level in Latin America.

*Please note that this event will be held in Spanish with no interpretation.

 

Introduction

Cynthia Arnson
Director, Latin American Program

Christian Asinelli
Director, Institutional Development, Latin American Development Bank (CAF)

Speakers

Carlos Basombrío
Wilson Center Global Fellow

Santiago Londoño
Secretary of Government, Antioquia, Colombia

Alejandro Cornejo D’Andrea
Minister of Security, Province of Salta, Argentina

Germán Codina
Mayor, Comuna of Puente Alto, Santiago, Chile

Commentary

Ana María Sanjuán
Latin American Development Bank (CAF)

Moderator

Eric Olson
Associate Director, Latin American Program

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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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