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2022 ICPJ Latin America Caucus Speaker Series. The Biden Administration's Approach towards the Northern Countries of Central America

Lisa Haugaard
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
7:00-8:00 PM
The Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice (ICPJ) Latin America Caucus (LAC), U-M Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Wayne State University Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies & Huron Valley DSA, presents the 2022 Speaker Series.

Lisa Haugaard is the Co-director of the Latin America Working Group, has led advocacy efforts on human rights issues and U.S. policy towards Latin America for a coalition of human rights, faith, labor, and nongovernmental groups for over 20 years. She collaborated with Colombian human rights groups to document, denounce and demand accountability for escalating extrajudicial executions, a collective effort that resulted in a dramatic drop in new abuses and hundreds of cases shifting from military to civilian courts. She has participated in international verification missions on human rights defenders, election monitoring, and migrant rights. Lisa has testified before and headlined briefings in the U.S. Congress, addressed press conferences and led workshops in Latin America, and conducted advocacy at all levels of the State and Defense Departments, USAID, Southern Command, and Congress.

Lisa serves as a juror for the National Human Rights Prize for Colombia and the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award. She completed PhD exams in Political Science at Columbia University, a Master's in Latin American Studies from New York University, and a BA in English and Latin American literature with High Honors from Swarthmore College, and was a recipient of Fulbright and MacArthur fellowships.

Upcoming Speakers:

Tuesday, March 08, 2022 | 07:00 PM (EST)
Danielle Mackey: Current Realities in El Salvador

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 | 07:00 PM (EST)
Todd Miller: Borders, Homeland Security & Bridges

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 | 07:00 PM (EST)
Mary Anne Perrone: The Struggle for Environmental, Racial & Human Rights in Honduras
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Link:
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Area Studies, Center For Latin American And Caribbean Studies, Central America, Discussion, International
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, International Institute

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