2017 Hemispheric Security Conference: Security in the Changing Geopolitical Landscape

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SASC 160

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March 9, 2017, 8:30am - 5:00pm, SASC 160

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0900-0910: Opening Remarks by Mark B. Rosenberg, President of FIU and Todd E. Key, Chairman for Strategic Research and Analysis at the Strategic Studies Institute at the US Army War College

0930-1030: DAVOS Style Keynote Address with Senior Government Official Moderated by Frank Mora, FIU

1030-1045: Break

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

Moderated by Joel Fernandez, United States Southern Command

  1. Street Gangs in El Salvador: 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: Enrique Gutierrez, Latin America Cyber Crime and IP Investigations, Microsoft
  4. Energy and Environmental Security: Jorge Rosenblut, Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy

1200-1330: Luncheon Keynote Address by Lt. Gen. Joseph P. Disalvo, Military Deputy Commander, USSOUTHCOM

1330-1445: 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: Evan Ellis, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College
  2. Russian Influence in the Region: Vladimir Rouvinski, Universidad Icesi, Colombia
  3. The Venezuela Crisis: John Polga-Hecimovich, US Naval Academy
  4. The Brazilian Crisis: Joao Augusto de Castro Neves, Eurasia Group

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

Moderated by Craig Deare, National Defense University

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