Beyond the Border: Regional Priorities and the Migration Debate in Central America

8:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m., June 14, 2019
Location: 1400 16th St NW, Washington, DC  


Images of caravans and separated families captivate the media, while border wall debates continue to confuse Americans and paralyze Washington. What is the real story?

Join practitioners, business leaders, researchers, and policymakers from Central America and the US to examine this crisis and discuss recommendations for a path forward. Attendees will get first look at a new policy brief that presents guiding principles for future responses to migration.

Please join us to discuss the realities beyond the border with experts from Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, and the United States.

This event is presented by the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs and its Pulte Institute for Global Development and the Wilson Center Latin American Program.




Victor Asturias

Presidential Commissioner for Competitiveness and Investment, Guatemala

Carlos Echarri

Secretary General, National Population Council, Mexico

Hugo Noé Pino

Economist, UNITEC; former President of the Central Bank and Minister of Finance, Honduras

Leticia Salomon

Researcher, Center for Documentation, Honduras

Tom Hare (Moderator)

Senior Associate, Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development

Michael Camilleri

Director, Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, Inter-American Dialogue

Vicki Gass

Senior Policy Advisor for Central America and Mexico, Oxfam

Ray Offenheiser (Moderator)

Professor of the Practice and Director, Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development

Eric Olson

Director, Central America-DC Platform, Seattle International Foundation; Consultant, Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson Center