FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2022
DC Forum To Focus on Transforming U.S. Policies Towards Latin America
WASHINGTON—Latin America and the Caribbean is changing and so must the way the United States view their relationship to the regions. This starts with burying the old school politics formed by the Monroe Doctrine. That is why CODEPINK and a coalition of over 50 organizations will host a forum entitled, ‘In Search of a New U.S. Policy For A New Latin America and the Caribbean: Burying 200 Years of the Monroe Doctrine,’ April 28-29 at American University.
The forum brings together some of the foremost leaders and experts in Latin American and the Caribbean foreign policy and history. The forum will be a space for a critical discussion about the need for a transformation of U.S. policy to improve relations between the United States and its southern neighbors.
WHO: Hosted by CODEPINK and over 50 partner organizations
WHAT: The Latin America and Caribbean Policy Forum: “In Search of a New U.S. Policy for a New Latin America: Burying 200 Years of the Monroe Doctrine” is a space to discuss and analyze the current political situation in Latin America and the imperative of framing a new U.S. policy for the 21st century that will improve our relations with the regional community.
Policy Advocacy Day Time/Place (To Be Determined)
10-10:40 am - Opening Plenary with Juan Gonzalez
10:40 am-12 pm - Opposing Sanctions and Unilateral Intervention with Francisco Rodríguez, PhD; Liz Oliva Fernández; Mark Weisbrot PhD; Steve Ellner, PhD; and Sara Flounders. Moderated by Frederick B. Mills, PhD.
12:15-1:15 pm - Countering Militarism with Peace and Cooperation with Jemima Pierre, PhD; Jorge Zúñiga M, PhD; Nelson Maldonado Torres, PhD and Francesca Emanuele, MA. Moderated by Claudia De La Cruz.
2:15-3:45 pm - Forging an Independent Economic Model with Alexander Main; Kevin Young, PhD; Jose Luis Granados Ceja; and Nick Estes, PhD. Moderated by Cristina Espinel.
4-5:55 pm - Unearthing the Root Causes of Immigration with Yesenia Portillo, Carla Garcia and Gustavo Torres. Moderated by Marco Castillo.
4:55-5:30 pm - Burying 200 Years of the Monroe Doctrine (closing remarks) with Medea Benjamin, Claudia De La Cruz and Judy Tala
WHERE: American University - Kerwin Hall (KRWN) Classroom Lecture Hall T01; 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, DC 20016
For more information regarding the forum, please contact: Samantha Wherry - [email protected] or Michelle Ellner - [email protected] or visit https://www.americaspolicyforum.org/.
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