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.
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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.
Director, Latin American Program
Director, Institutional Development, Latin American Development Bank (CAF)
Wilson Center Global Fellow
Secretary of Government, Antioquia, Colombia
Alejandro Cornejo D’Andrea
Minister of Security, Province of Salta, Argentina
Mayor, Comuna of Puente Alto, Santiago, Chile
Ana María Sanjuán
Latin American Development Bank (CAF)
Associate Director, Latin American Program
Cynthia J. Arnson
Carlos Basombrío Iglesias
Alejandro Cornejo D’Andrea
Ana Maria Sanjuán
Eric L. Olson
Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Seattle International Foundation
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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