Latin America Seminar

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Program Description

The Latin America Seminar will make a 360-degree examination across the broad spectrum of issues animating Latin America’s future. From domestic divisions to geopolitics, from economic development to social transformations, Latin America is experiencing profound changes that will reverberate across the Americas and the world.

Some parts of Central and South America are emerging as major players on the global economic stage, while others are resisting this historical transformation. Failure to reform assures the continuation of internal instability; increased immigration; the proliferation of global terrorism; and provides opportunities for influence from countries such as Russia, China, and Iran, whose aspirations are generally incompatible with U.S. national and international security interests.

A prestigious group of regional experts, foreign policy specialists, and political/economic commentators will explore the impact and implications of these trends for United States policy and strategy. This special foreign policy program will also highlight key political, economic, and security issues that are of particular concern to those senior managers and executives in attendance from the Department of Defense.

By drawing upon the knowledge and experience of a diverse group of prominent experts on the Latin America, this seminar will offer attendees the opportunity to deepen their understanding of this critical and fast changing region in an informal, off-the-record setting.


Suggested Seminar Topics

  • The Emerging Superstars and the Perennial Basket Cases of Latin America
  • The Future of Argentina: Left or Right
  • Mega-Trends, the Global Economy, and Latin America
  • Great Power Competition in the Two Americas
  • Latin America in the 21st Century: Democracy, Disinformation, and Disorder
  • The Immigration Challenge and Border Security: A View from the Ground
  • The Venezuela File: Reflections from a Former Special Representative
  • Drawing Closer or Pulling Apart? The United States, Mexico, and Central America
  • Latin America and the Caribbean: Where are We Headed?
  • U.S. Policy and Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Gangs No More: Reassessing Transnational Armed Groups in the Western Hemisphere
  • Following the Money: Combating Terrorism, Crime, and Corruption in the Americas
  • The Geo-Strategy of Latin America
  • Latin American Economies: Challenges, Opportunities, and Risks
  • The Socioeconomics and Politics of Brazil
  • Russian Disinformation and Incitement Campaigns in Latin America
  • Out Front Line with China: Latin America and the Caribbean

The above topics may change to address current events and interests of the participants at the time of the seminar.



The Program Moderator will have extensive experience conducting senior-level foreign policy seminars for the Intel Community. The Moderator will have first-hand knowledge and a detailed, up-to-date understanding of the region being studied in each seminar. In addition to the daily morning introduction and afternoon wrap-up, the Moderator will generally make a separate presentation and be available to provide additional presentations as needed. The Moderator will facilitate, when necessary, dialogue between the speakers and participants as well as lead the group discussions and Q&A sessions.



The fee for each three-day Foreign Policy Seminar is $2,475 per person. The program will feature approximately 12-15 separate presentations. Also included are daily continental breakfasts and working luncheons. The seminar will be held in a private meeting room. An on-site staff person will assist participants as needed and coordinate daily activities.



The target audience for these seminars are civilians (GS-15 and above) and military (O-6 and above). Others who have a special interest in the subject, need-to-know, or are in key positions may apply. Seminar space is limited to assure participants have ample time for open discussion with presenters. Upon registration, attendees will receive confirmation via email within five days. Cancellations will be accepted in writing up to two weeks prior to each program. After that time, substitutions will be accepted. The Agency will be billed if registration is cancelled after the deadline.

If you have any questions or need further information, please call the office at 703-684-8807.


Available Formats/Delivery Options

Option 1: A three-day, in-person Latin America Seminar held at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington D.C. The seminar will feature approximately 15 separate presentations.

Option 2: A one-day, in-person Latin America Seminar delivered on base or at a nearby hotel. The seminar will feature approximately five separate presentations followed by an afternoon panel discussion.

Option 3: A one-day live broadcast/virtual Latin America Seminar. It will feature five separate presentations followed by an afternoon panel discussion. Questions or comments will be transmitted live via “chat”.

Please call 703-684-8807 for further information and pricing.


This program was outstanding and a great overview of the issues and status of Latin America. I’m very impressed by the caliber of the speakers—and most especially the facilitator

Air Force Attendee • Latin America Seminar, 2012

Exceptionally informative and thought-provoking seminar; absolutely outstanding guest speakers—much more than what I expected.

NGA Attendee • Latin America Seminar, 2012

Great insight to the many viewpoints from the Latin America perspective, especially the reports from the field experts who were all very passionate about their beliefs; glad to have been part of this seminar!

Air Force Attendee • Latin America Seminar, 2012