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Our Ocean Countdown: Panama 2023, the Great Blue Connection

Date & Time

Feb. 9, 2023
9:30am – 10:15am ET


6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center


Panama will host this year’s Eighth Our Oceans Conference, which will take place in Panama City from March 2 to 3. This year’s motto, “Our Ocean, Our Connection,” is inspired by the role Panama plays as a natural interoceanic bridge and a regional leader in marine biodiversity conservation.

Panama, a critical passageway for international trade, is the first Central American country to host the Our Ocean Conference, a testament to its leadership in marine conservation. The conference will touch upon six action areas, ranging from sustainable blue economies and tourism to finding innovative solutions to marine pollution.

As part of Panama’s efforts to build support for this year’s Our Oceans Conference and encourage ambitious national commitments, the Wilson Center and the Embassy of Panama in Washington hosted a special dialogue on Panama’s goals for the Our Oceans Conference and the role of the United States in supporting global marine protection.

Hosted By

Latin America Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin America 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 policy 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

Environmental Change and Security Program

The Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) explores the connections between environmental change, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy.  Read more

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