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Reaping What You Sow: The Central American Refugee Caravans at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PesDUBPcQNiC7YCsnSFgog

Caravans at the Border

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021

Time: 6:00 p.m Pacific Coast Time

The program is co-sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church’s Latino Outreach Visioning, and Deschutes Public Library in Bend, Oregon

Program description: How the long and troubled history of U.S. 1) military and covert interventions in Central America, 2) failed U.S. economic assistance, and 3) climate change policies are responsible for the waves of desperate people currently fleeing El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. We will explore why the United States has a legal and moral responsibility to admit them as refugees.

Presentation followed by Q&A

About the Presenter:

Mr. O’Keefe is a dual national of the United States and Chile. He is bilingual in English and Spanish, and fluent in French and Portuguese. He did his undergraduate work at Columbia University, and received his J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law. In 1986, he worked for the legal departments of the Chilean Human Rights Commission and the Vicaría de la Solidaridad (the human rights office of the Archdiocese of Santiago). He returned to study at the University of Oxford, where he received an M.Phil. in Latin American Studies (History and Economics) in 1992. He has taught courses on Colonial Latin America, Western Hemisphere economic integration, energy and climate cooperation in the Americas, and U.S.-Latin America diplomatic history at American University, Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, and Stanford University. He served as Chair of the Western Hemisphere Area Studies Program at the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service Institute between 2011 and 2016. He also taught a seminar on International Human Rights Law at the Villanova University School of Law.

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