2017 Hemispheric Security Conference

Conference Information:

March 9, 2017, 8:00am - 5:00pm, SASC 160

This event is free and open to the public

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Program:

0830-0900: Registration

0900-0930: Opening Remarks by Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg, President of FIU, Dean John F. Stack, Founding Dean of the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, and Col. Todd E. Key, Chairman, Strategic Research and Analysis, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College

0930-1030: DAVOS Style Opening Keynote with LTG Joseph P. DiSalvo, Military Deputy Commander, United States Southern Command. Moderated by Dr. Frank Mora, Director, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center

1030-1045: Break

1045-1215: Panel 1: Security Trends in the Region

Moderated by Ms. Mary Quinn, RAND Corporation

  1. Street Gangs in El Salvador: Dr. Jose Miguel Cruz, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center
  2. Threat Finance in Latin America and the Caribbean: Celina Realuyo, William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University
  3. Cybersecurity: Mr. Enrique Gutierrez, Latin America Cyber Crime and IP Investigations, Microsoft
  4. Energy and Environmental Security: Mr. Jorge Rosenblut, Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy

1215-1345: Lunch Break

1345-1515: Panel 2: External State Actors and Regional Leadership

Moderated by Ambassador José Antonio Zabalgoitia Trejo, Consul General of Mexico in Miami

  1. Chinese Engagement in Latin America: Dr. Evan Ellis, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College
  2. Russian Influence in the Region: Dr. Vladimir Rouvinski, Universidad Icesi, Colombia
  3. The Venezuela Crisis: Dr. John Polga-Hecimovich, US Naval Academy
  4. The Brazilian Crisis: Dr. Joao Augusto de Castro Neves, Eurasia Group

1515-1530: Break

1530-1700: Panel 3: Challenges and Opportunities in US Security and Defense Policy

Moderated by Dr. Craig Deare, National Defense University

  1. The Future of US-Mexico Defense Policy: Dr. Raul Benitez, UNAM, Mexico
  2. Central America Security: Mr. Juan Gonzalez
  3. The Peace Process in Colombia: Dr. Jennie K. Lincoln, The Carter Center
  4. Argentina’s New Trajectory. Mr. Fabian Calle, Argentine Council on International Relations (CARI), Argentina