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Central American Prosperity and Security

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

December 7, 2018
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Americas Society/Council of the Americas will hold a public event on Central American development and migration.

In the wake of ongoing challenges at the U.S.-Mexico border, including growing numbers of migrants seeking asylum, increased border security, and potential restrictions on trade flows, it is timely to assess the root causes of this wave of migration from the Northern Triangle, and to evaluate how efforts to create a safer and more prosperous region might be improved.

Program Agenda:

9:40 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Keynote Remarks and Davos-style interview

  • Kevin McAleenan, Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection @CBP_McAleenan
  • Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (interviewer) @ericfarns

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Panel Discussion

Speakers:

  • Alejandro Alemán, Professor of Practice and Governance Lead, Perry Center/CHDS, National Defense University
  • Eric Olson, Director, Central America-DC Platform, Seattle International Foundation @Eric_Latam
  • Kristin Tennyson, Director, Western Hemisphere Affairs, Foreign Service Institute @krissykiins
  • Nick Miroff, Reporter, Washington Post (moderator) @NickMiroff

Read the Speaker Bios.

To register, email us at dcprograms@as-coa.org

RSVP no later than 3:00 p.m. the day before the event.

 

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