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CCO Event: The Changing Western Hemisphere

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Center for Complex Operations Event: The Changing Western Hemisphere

Date & Time: November 18, 2015, 13:30 – 17:00

Location: Abraham Lincoln Hall, 1st Floor, Room 1300, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC 20319


G​eneral John Kelly, Commander of U.S. Southern Command, His Excellency Juan Carlos Pinzón, Ambassador of Colombia to the United States, and other regional experts will discuss current and emerging security challenges in the Americas. Offered in partnership with National Defense University’s Center for Complex Operations, U.S. Southern Command and the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, this Hemispheric Forum will coincide with the release of a special edition of National Defense University’s quarterly journal PRISM dedicated to the Western Hemisphere. PRISM will feature articles from prominent leaders throughout the Americas, including Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and former Mexican President Vicente Fox.

First Panel

  • Dr. Inés Bustillo, Director, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Insecurity and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean)
  • Mr. Douglas Farah, President, IBI Consultants, and Senior Fellow, International Assessment and Strategy Center(Russia in Latin America: A Strategic Analysis)
  • Mr. Brian Fonseca, Director of Operations, Applied Research Center, Florida International University (US Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean)
  • Dr. Vanda Felbab-Brown, Senior Fellow, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Brookings Institution(Security Implication of Militias in Latin America – Mexico)
  • Prof. Celina Realuyo, Professor of Practice, William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (Panel Moderator)

Second Panel

  • GEN John Kelly, USMC, Commander, United States Southern Command
  • H.E. Juan Carlos Pinzón, Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia to the United States
  • Mr. Michael Miklaucic, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Complex Operations, Institute of National Strategic Studies, National Defense University

Wish to attend in person?

If you would like to attend this Hemispheric Forum in person, please RSVP on the registration page.

Unable to attend in person but wish to view it live or after the fact?

The Hemispheric Forum will be broadcast live and recorded for people who didn’t have the chance to physically attend or view the live broadcast. Please follow the links below to view the Hemispheric Forum. The Perry Center provides simultaneous interpretation in Spanish for the event. [English] [Spanish]

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