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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WEBINAR: Prior Consultation with Indigenous Communities Impacted by Natural Resource and Energy Investment Projects

Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AOFpQhuVS7HnpTqM1yspmaXVsgiaxfrJ/view

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
12:00pm ET – 1:30pm ET

Speakers

Estuardo Asturias, In-House Counsel, Mayaniquel S.A., Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
Haydee Dijkstal, Barrister, 33 Bedford Row Chambers, London, U.K.
Gabriela Roca, Qil+4 Abogados, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
Sharon G.K. Singh, Bennett Jones, Vancouver, Canada

Chair & Moderator

Thomas Andrew O’Keefe, President, Mercosur Consulting Group, Ltd., New York, NY

Sponsored by the ABA International Law Section, International Energy & Natural Resources Committee

Co-Sponsored by the ABA International Law Section, International Human Rights Committee, Latin America & Caribbean Committee, International Environmental Law Committee, and International Investment & Development Committee

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WEBINAR: Los Procesos de Integración en Latinoamérica y Europa ante la Pandemia COVID-19

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrEqbeAxSPI

Miércoles, 16 de Septiembre de 2020
17:00 Hora de la República Dominicana y New York, N.Y.
La Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM)
Escuela de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales, Centro de Estudios Europeos
República Dominicana

Conferencista: Prof. Thomas O'Keefe
Universidad de Stanford y Mercosur Consulting Group, Ltd.

Moderadora: Alina Bello
Directora de la Escuela de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales-PUCMM

Presentadora: Carolina Armenteros
Directora del Centro de Estudios Europeos-PUCMM

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PODCAST: What a Decline of Hegemony in the Americas Portends for the U.S. Globally, Commonwealth Club

Link: https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2019-02-28/what-decline-hegemony-americas-portends-us-globally

Authors Julio Moreno and Thomas O’Keefe debate the current state of U.S. hegemony in Latin America and the Caribbean, a region where the United States first made its appearance as a world power in the late 19th century. In his new book, Bush II, Obama, and the Decline of U.S. Hegemony in the Western Hemisphere, O’Keefe assets that U.S. economic dominance and leadership in the Americas has been in noticeable decline since the start of the 21st century. In his recent co-authored book, Beyond the Eagle’s Shadow, Moreno posits that even at its height during the Cold War, U.S. power and influence in the Western Hemisphere was often contested and never complete.

DATE: February 28, 2019, 6 to 7:15 PM

LOCATION:
The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Max Thelen Boardroom
San Francisco

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PODCAST: Current Perspectives on Trade and Investment in Peru and its Impact in the Region, D.C. Bar

Link: https://dcbar.portal.myfreestone.com/viewer/Npc73LoKDZjTBMcJHCzkVDvX7bDJQUuRuZkt4MueRjbEiJ7ArqRh6vHxXw2eHFipCmDRMFHvnv3BgdVJMJ

SPEAKERS:

Alberto Hart, Head of Economics and Trade, Embassy of Peru
Nicolas Lloreda, Former Ambassador of Colombia to Canada
Thomas O'Keefe, President, Mercosur Consulting Group, Ltd.
Alberto Rebaza, Partner, Rebaza, Alcazar & De las Casas
Daniel E. Parga, Associate, Greenberg Traurig, LLP (Moderator)

Sponsored by: International Investment and Finance Committee of the D.C. Bar International Law Community

Co-Sponsored by: Inter-American Bar Association, D.C. Chapter; International Law Institute

DATE: Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 12 PM to 2 PM

LOCATION:
DC Bar Center
901 Fourth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

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