Main Image Credit Operation 2022 / Alamy Stock Photo | Inter-American Defense Board Leadership and guest celebrate the board’s 80th anniversary at the Organization of American States building, Washington, D.C.
The Shifting Security in Latin America Programme is dedicated to identifying the leading challenges to sustainable peace, as the region is confronted by a range of domestic and international security threats.
Our policy-driven research, training and outreach focuses on contemporary and future security and defence agendas, including the effects of great power competition in the Americas, cross-border security and criminal governance, and the policymaking endeavours behind strategic thinking in the military and intelligence domains.
We seek to offer policy solutions to the shifts in international security and global re-ordering by looking at Latin America’s relationships with the UK, the US and other like-minded partners in Europe, Asia and Oceania.
The programme also sheds light on the impact of Russia, Iran and China on the region’s security and defence, and examines how policymakers can develop solutions to increasing competition in human and technological capabilities in theatres of strategic insecurity.
In collaboration with Florida International University (FIU), this half-day conference aims to explore and analyse the diverse strategies countries are adopting to bolster cyber security capacity in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Dr Carlos Solar
Senior Research Fellow, Latin American Security
Dr Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho
Associate Fellow; Reader in Brazilian and Latin American Studies, KCL
Distinguished Fellow - Expertise in Latin America
Distinguished Fellow, Former Chilean Ambassador to the UK
Distinguished Fellow; Head of Security and Defence Studies, AthenaLab, Chile
Richard Kouyoumdjian Inglis
Senior Associate Fellow; Vice Chairman of AthenaLab, Chile
Vice Admiral Ignacio Mardones
Distinguished Fellow; Director of Institutional Relations at AthenaLab, Chile
Juan Pablo Toro
Senior Associate Fellow; Executive Director of AthenaLab, Chile
Watch the session recordings from the 2023 Latin American Security Conference 2023.