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September 5 Thursday

HRW: Adam Isacson, "A Crisis with Deep Roots: U.S. Foreign Policy and Central America’s Exodus"

  • Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 12:10PM - 1:45PM
  • SLB Room 128
  • Open To The Public
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Description

Adam Isacson has worked on defense, security, and peacebuilding in Latin America since 1994. He now directs WOLA’s Defense Oversight program, which monitors U.S. cooperation with Latin America’s security forces, as well as other security trends. Since 2011, Isacson has also focused on border security. He has visited the U.S.-Mexico border about 20 times, and has also completed field research along nearly the entire border between Mexico and Guatemala. A prolific writer and coder, Isacson has produced over 250 publications, articles, book chapters, and policy memos over the course of his career. He has created several websites, from blogs to standalone web apps. He hosts WOLA’s podcast, Latin America Today. He speaks to about 20 audiences per year, from universities to grassroots gatherings to government agencies. He has testified eight times before the U.S. Congress.

At the start of his career, in the mid-1990s, Isacson worked on the Central America Demilitarization Program at the Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress in Costa Rica.

Background readings are available one week prior to workshop.  To request readings, email: schell.law@yale.edu

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Schell Center for International Human Rights