"Latin America's Security Outlook:
Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-Castro Era"

Latin America’s multiple security challenges include organized crime, terrorism, migration, economic development, and threats to democratic governance. Experts with governmental, academic, and professional experience discussed current and future trends as well as regional and global policy implications.

Opening remarks were given by General Alfred Gray, USMC (Ret.), Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board of Regents at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.The panel was moderated by Professor Yonah Alexander, Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. The panel consisted of: Professor Margaret Hayes, former Director of the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at National Defense University, senior staff on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, visiting fellow at the Center for Naval Analyses, and currently, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University and Vice President of Evidence Based Research, Inc.; Diana Villiers Negroponte, Esq., Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Chair, The Wilson Center; Bruce Zagaris, Esq., partner at Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP specializing in international criminal law as well as regulatory and enforcement aspects; Fernando Jimenez, Esq., former legal advisor to the Inter-American Development Bank and Governor of the Basque Country in Spain and, currently, Director of TecnoLegal Consult LLC; and Professor Don Wallace, Jr., Chairman, International Law Institute. Closing remarks were given by General Alfred Gray, USMC (Ret.).

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