LATIN AMERICA FOCUSED PROGRAMS

  • Reconciliation and Change (Miami, September 2012 and October 2013)
    An initiative designed to bring together leading Cuban American leaders to consider how reconciliation and negotiations were initiated and carried out in other context such as South Africa, Northern Ireland, Germany, Spain and elsewhere.
  • Leaders of the Present: Youth Leadership and Civic Engagement in Central America (Antigua, Guatemala 2008)
    A five day meeting with 24 young Central American leaders to facilitate development of action plans on youth engagement on regional issues such as youth violence and disaster risk reduction especially in relation to climate change.
  • Politics without Violence (Bogota, Colombia, 2008)
    Created several fora for members of the Colombian Senate and Civil Society to discuss current obstacles to peace process and how to reframe and legitimize the government/ELN dialogue.
  • The Challenge of Verification in Peace Processes (Bogota and Medellin Colombia, 2007)
    Conducted workshops sharing comparative experiences on arms verification and ceasefire management. For the Colombian government and the ELN guerilla group.
  • Negotiating from Conflict to Peace: Workshop with the Colombian  ELN (Medellin, Colombia, 2006)
    Workshop that brought three senior leaders from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to share experiences in managing the transition from paramilitary organization to  political leadership.
  • La Nicaragua Posible (Managua, Nicaragua, 2006)
    Brought together leading Nicaraguan politicians, intellectuals and students to discuss the  challenges facing the country and strategize future solutions.
  • Lessons Learned on Regional Peace-building in Central America (Toledo, Spain 2006)
    Brought together all major leaders involved in  developing the regional peace accords in Central America to launch a Task Force that will develop new approaches to rule of law challenges faced in the region today.
  • Peruvian Intelligence Reform Initiative (Cambridge, Massachusetts and Lima, Peru, 2002)
    Convened international experts on internal security to draft recommendations for reforming Peru’s intelligence services and presented the results to the Peruvian intelligence community in a public forum event in Lima.
  • Combating Terrorism: The Challenge for Democratic Societies (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2002)
    Leaders from the intelligence and law enforcement communities in Mexico, Peru, and the United States discussed strategies for combating terrorism while protecting human rights and democratic freedoms.
  • International Perspectives on Intelligence Reform and Creating Democratic Controls (Guatemala City, Guatemala, 2000)
    Enabled  Guatemalan government officials, members of NGOs, and academics to meet with intelligence experts from around the world in order to discuss experiences of reform, outline mechanisms of oversight, and gain feedback  on recommendations for a new intelligence law in Guatemala.
  • Reform of Intelligence and Security Services in Guatemala (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2000)
    Brought together senior members of  the new Guatemalan government with intelligence officials from the Americas, Africa, and Europe to discuss key issues related to reforming and  restructuring the Guatemalan intelligence apparatus.
  • The Challenge of Strengthening the Peace (Guatemala City, Guatemala, 1999)
    Brought together over 300 Guatemalan representatives of the government, the military, the church, political parties, the private sector, human rights organizations, and community groups to engage in dialogue on a range of critical issues relevant to peace-building in their country.
  • Reflections on Transition (Managua, Nicaragua, 1994)
    Brought together prominent Nicaraguan leaders with their counterparts from Europe and the Americas to discuss reconciliation, civil-military relations, private property and economic reform.
  • Reconciliation in Times of Transition (San Salvador, El Salvador, 1993)
    Focused on consolidating peace and eradicating social division,  confrontation and political violence in the aftermath of El Salvador’s peace accords. Precipitated the creation of Centro Demos, the conflict resolution center established to encourage and sustain cross-sectoral dialogue.