Vecinos Lecture Series -- Security in Central America: Outlook and Options

The Latin America Initiative of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University and Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) invite you to attend a panel discussion on the current outlook and prospects for improving security in Central America. At this Vecinos Lecture Series event, experts will examine the critical connection between a secure Central America and a prosperous Western Hemisphere, the challenge of drug-related violence and transnational crime, and what policymakers and private sector leaders can do to promote safety and stability in the region. Former Guatemalan Vice President Eduardo Stein Barillas will discuss current conditions and the importance of government leadership; Virginia Trujillo of the global utilities company AES El Salvador will explore how insecurity undermines economic growth and opportunities for public-private cooperation; and Thomas W. Ward of the University of Southern California will examine the role of transnational gangs. Christopher Sabatini of AS/COA will moderate.

Speaker Erika de la Garza

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Mon, April 23, 2012
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago