6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

How Chronic Violence Affects Human Development: Assessing the Contributions of Tani Adams in Central America and Beyond

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Webcast Recap


What happens to us when it becomes “normal” to live with high levels of chronic violence? How does it affect our development as individuals, how we raise our children and relate to others in society, our attitudes and actions as citizens, and the ways we are governed? These were the questions that motivated the work of Tani Adams and led her to develop the Chronic Violence and Human Development Framework. We were joined for a discussion about the important intellectual and policy contributions of Adams’ work by experts and practitioners who worked alongside her to develop her ideas and see them implemented.

Co-sponsored with the Inter-American Foundation. Simultaneous interpretation will be available.

Welcoming Remarks

Cynthia Arnson
Latin American Program

Paloma Adams-Allen
Inter-American Foundation


Claudia Paz y Paz
Secretary for Multidimensional Security
Organizations of American States

Helen Mack
Myrna Mack Foundation, Guatemala

Philip Thomas
Founder and Principal
D3 Associates

Gabriela Leva
Citizen Security Specialist, Democracy and Governance Office
United States Agency for International Development, Honduras

Juanita Roca
Foundation Representative for Colombia and Chile
Inter-American Foundation


Eric L. Olson
Deputy Director
Latin American Program