Promoting Human Flourishing in Central America

Zoom Webinar
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., April 21, 2021

This event has now concluded. A full-length recording is available below.

Central Americans confront violence, corruption, and lack of adequate employment on a daily basis—factors that force some to migrate to the United States in search of a better life.

However, many more stay. How can the United States and Central American governments and civil society support the conditions for citizens to thrive at home? Put another way, what would a holistic vision of human dignity—one that considers the full needs of each human person—look like, and how might policymakers promote those conditions in Central America?

Join us for a panel discussion that will build on insights from the Pulte Institute for Global Development to explore how researchers, practitioners, and policymakers from the United States and Central America can continue to work together to support a vision of human flourishing.

This event is presented by the Keough School of Global Affairs and its Pulte Institute for Global Development.

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Michael McCaul

US Representative (Texas)
Special Guest

Katherine Dueholm

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mexico and Central America, US Department of State
Special Guest

Clara Villatoro

Master of Global Affairs Student, Keough School of Global Affairs; Research Assistant, Pulte Institute for Global Development

Ray Offenheiser

William J. Pulte Director, Pulte Institute for Global Development; Associate Professor of the Practice, Keough School of Global Affairs

Natalia María Ortíz Barrientos

Board President and Research Associate, Instituto Centroamericano de Estudios Sociales y Desarrollo Guatemala

María Estela Rivero Fuentes

Research Associate, Pulte Institute for Global Development

Tom Hare

Senior Associate, Pulte Institute for Global Development

Daniel F. Runde

Senior Vice President, William A. Schreyer Chair and Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, Center for Strategic & International Studies

Maura Policelli

Executive Director, Keough School Washington Office