Governance and Security Program
The Governance and Security Program of Excellence at LACC fosters the discussion of democratic governance, security, and development in modern Latin America and the Caribbean. LACC's Governance and Security Program of Excellence was established in recognition of the breadth of year-round undergraduate and graduate course offerings across disciplines on the topic, unique depth of LACC affiliated faculty expertise, and variety of active sponsored programs related to governance and security.
Despite the progress of democracy and economic growth in the region, there are important challenges in transnational crime, and illegal trafficking threatens the livelihood of Latin Americans and has become a major challenge to democratic governance and political stability across the region. Drawing upon the expertise of faculty in Political Science, International Relations, History, Law, Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Studies, Biology, Public Health, Journalism, Fine Arts, and others, the Governance and Security Program of Excellence at the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center is working to boost interdisciplinary academic research on democratic governance and security while collaborating with partners throughout the Americas to articulate policy recommendations and create and expand opportunities for enhanced training and instruction on security.
LACC's Governance and Security Program includes but is not limited to the following projects: