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Offsite event: Regional and Public Security Challenges in Central America

This event is part of the LACC-Woodrow Wilson Center Central America Roundtable Series. The conference features leading experts on topics such as Plan Merida, public security, crime and violence in Central America.

The event is free and open to the public at Florida International University. Registration is required.

Peace Initiatives in Colombia's Armed Conflict

As part of a continuing effort to monitor Colombia's internal armed conflict and its consequences, the Latin American Program joined with Bogotá's Fundación Ideas para la Paz on April 3, 2008, to take stock of peace initiatives with guerrilla as well as paramilitary actors. The conference took place in the wake of several major setbacks for the FARC guerrillas. In the month of March alone, the FARC's second-in-command, Raúl Reyes, was killed during a Colombian military raid into Ecuadoran territory, an incursion that inflamed regional tensions.

Crime, Terrorism, and Law Enforcement in Southeastern Europe

Introduction of Greek Public Order Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis
By John Sitilides, Executive Director

Mr. Minister, Ambassador Burns, Ambassador Philon, Ambassador Kozakou-Marcoullis, distinguished guests, colleagues, and ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of the Western Policy Center, I would like to welcome you to today?s Policy Forum, featuring the Public Order Minister of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Michalis Chrysochoidis. I would also like to thank my colleagues at the center for organizing today?s program.

Environment and Security in the Amazon Basin (No. 4)

Wilson Center Reports on the Americas No. 4: Environment and Security in the Amazon Basin

Reforma de las fuerzas armadas en América Latina y el impacto de las amenazas irregulares (No. 20)

Wilson Center Reports on the Americas No. 20: Reforma de las fuerzas armadas en América Latina y el impacto de las amenazas irregulares

Regional experts address security sector reforms in light of the increasingly unconventional and transnational nature of the threats affecting Latin America.

La Seguridad en el Caribe: Reformas y Cooperación Regional (No. 22)

Wilson Center Reports on the Americas No. 22: La Seguridad en el Caribe: Reformas y Cooperación Regional

This publication adds to the recent years of dialogue regarding defense and security issues in the Caribbean.  Bobea et al. present their analysis in the context of this diverse, complex, and dynamic region, shedding new light on the reforms of security and defense institutions and their future implications for the region.

Seguridad ciudadana en las Américas: Proyecto de investigación activa (No. 18)

Wilson Center Report on the Americas No. 18: Seguridad ciudadana en las Américas: Proyecto de investigación activa

The latest publication in the Reports on the Americas series, this book is a compilation of field reports from a team of citizen security experts working in the region. Their most recent research, presented in this report, evaluates specific instances of citizen participation in local security initiatives in five countries and presents a comparative analysis of the results.

Seguridad y Defensa en America del Norte: Nuevos dilemas geopolíticos (No. 24)

Wilson Center Reports on the Americas No. 24: Seguridad y Defensa en America del Norte: Nuevos dilemas geopolíticos

The book's various authors collaborate to put forth an analysis of North American national defense policies and their implications on transnational and border security. Issues of migration and organized crime are also touched upon in the literature, providing readers with an greater, in-depth understanding of security problems faced by the region as a whole.

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