Latin American Security: Implications for Canadian and International Policy

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University of Calgary
Alberta Room, Dining Centre
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta


This conference is co-hosted by the University of Calgary's Latin American Research Centre, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies and The School of Public Policy, as well as the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute

Over the past decade, the security challenges in the Caribbean and Latin America have undergone considerable evolution as organized crime associated in particular with the narcotics industry has gradually shifted into Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean, in the process further destabilizing the region. At the same time Caribbean and Latin American military and police forces, notably in post-conflict regions, have undergone considerable change as they have sought to respond to the evolving security environment. This conference draws together specialists on Caribbean and Latin American security from academe, the private sector and government to examine how the security environment in the region is evolving and what the implications are of those security challenges for the citizens and governments of the region and in particular for Canadian interests.

Registration is free, excluding the banquet. Interested individuals may register at the door or the provided link.

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