Corruption in the Western Hemisphere: Impediment to Citizen Security and Democratic Consolidation

Hemispheric Forum Flyer Date & Time:
July 15, 2015
13:30 – 15:30

Abraham Lincoln Hall
3rd Floor, Room 3212
National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair
Washington, DC 20319

The Department of State’s, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs’ objectives in the Region are to “strengthen an Inter-American community formed by economic partners that are democratic, stable, and prosperous; friendly neighbors that help secure our region against terrorism and illegal drugs; and nations that work together in the world to advance shared political and economic values.”  The Hemispheric Forum discussion will address the questions of why corruption remains prevalent throughout the region and will examine what measures are necessary to advance greater citizen security and democratic consolidations throughout Latin American and Caribbean nations.

Invited Panelists:

  • AMB Adam Blackwell, Former Secretary of Multidimensional Security, Organization of American States (OAS)
  • Ms. Claudia Dumas, President & CEO, Transparency International USA
  • Dr. Derrick McKoy, Dean of Law Faculty, University of West Indies at Mona
  • Dr. Harol Trinkunas, Senior Fellow and director of the Latin America Initiative at the Brookings Institution


  • Prof. Pat Paterson, Professor of Practice, William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies

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