The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) together with the Brazil Initiative at LACS feature presenters from diverse disciplines. LACS organizes and sponsors more than 50 public lectures, workshops, performances, and conferences over the course of the academic year.
In addition to our yearly programming, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) and the Brazil Initiative at LACS are happy to consider funding requests to co-sponsor lectures, events, performances, and activities that coincide with the center's mission to promote a broad and deep understanding of the region. Request to co-sponsor an event »
2022 ICPJ Latin America Caucus Speaker Series. The Biden Administration's Approach towards the Northern Countries of Central America
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.
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|
|Event Type:||Lecture / Discussion|
|Tags:||Area Studies, Center For Latin American And Caribbean Studies, Central America, Discussion, International, Virtual|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, International Institute|