2017 Hemispheric Security Conference
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2017 Hemispheric Security Conference

2017 Hemispheric Security Conference

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Florida International University

11200 SW 8th St

SASC 160

Miami, FL 33199

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Join us for the 2017 Hemispheric Security Conference hosted by the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs' Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and the Kimberly Green Latin American Caribbean Center. The theme for this year's conference is "Security in the Changing Geopolitical Landscape." Panels for the conference include: Trends and Challenges in the Region, External State Actors and Regional Leadership Realignment, and Challenges and Opportunities in U.S. Security and Defense Policy. This conference is co-sponsored by the U.S. Army War College, the Intelligence Community-Center for Academic Excellence, and U.S. Southern Command. RSVP Today!

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0830-0900: Registration

0900-0910: Opening Remarks by Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg, President of FIU (Confirmed) and Col. Todd E. Key, Chairman, Strategic Research and Analysis, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College (Confirmed)

0930-1030: Keynote Address TBD

1030-1045: Break

1045-1200: Panel 1: Security Trends in the Region

Moderated by Mr. Joel Fernandez, United States Southern Command (Confirmed)

  1. Threat Finance: Ms. Celina Realuyo, National Defense University, William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (Confirmed)
  2. Street Gangs in El Salvador: Dr. Jose Miguel Cruz, Director of Research, LACC (Confirmed)
  3. Cybersecurity: Mr. Enrique Gutierrez, Latin America Cyber Crimes and IP Investigations, Microsoft (Confirmed)
  4. Energy and Environmental Security: Mr. Jorge Rosenblut, Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy

1200-1330: Luncheon Address by LTG Joseph P. DiSalvo, Military Deputy Commander, USSOUTHCOM (Confirmed)

1330-1445: Panel 2: External State Actors and Regional Leadership

Moderated by Ambassador José Antonio Zabalgoitia Trejo, Consul General of Mexico, Consulate General of Miami (Confirmed)

  1. Chinese Engagement in Latin America: Dr. Evan Ellis, United States Army War College (Confirmed)
  2. Russian Influence in the Region: Dr. Vladimir Rouvinski, ICESI, Colombia (Confirmed)
  3. The Venezuela Crisis: Dr. John Polga-Hecimovich, US Naval Academy (Confirmed)
  4. The Brazilian Crisis: Mr. Joao Augusto de Castro Neves, The Eurasia Group, Latin America, Brazil (Confirmed)

1500-1615: Panel 3: Challenges and Opportunities in US Security and Defense Policy

Moderated by Dr. Craig Deare, National Defense University (Confirmed)

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