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.
Ray Offenheiser, William J. Pulte Director, Pulte Institute for Global Development; Associate Professor of the Practice, Keough School of Global Affairs
US Representative Michael McCaul (Texas)
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mexico and Central America, US Department of State
Master of Global Affairs Student, Keough School of Global Affairs; Research Assistant, Pulte Institute for Global Development
Senior Associate, Pulte Institute for Global Development
María Estela Rivero Fuentes
Research Associate, Pulte Institute for Global Development
Natalia María Ortíz Barrientos
Board President and Research Associate, Instituto Centroamericano de Estudios Sociales y Desarrollo Guatemala
Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President, William A. Schreyer Chair and Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, Center for Strategic & International Studies