In our first installment of FPRI’s Main Line Briefings for this year, FPRI’s John Nagl will host Dr. Evan Ellis for a discussion of U.S. Policy towards Latin America. As the Biden administration prepares to take charge, they will inherit a challenging situation in the region. How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected relations with Latin America? How much will immigration and security policy toward El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and others change under the new administration? What effect will the domestic unrest and fragile economic situations of Venezuela and other Latin American nations have on U.S. policy going forward? These questions and yours will guide our conversation on a region central to American immigration and security concerns.
To read Dr. Ellis’s latest article ahead of the event, please click here.
FPR’s Main Line Briefings are a series of discussions on global affairs and national security hosted by Dr. John Nagl, the celebrated Head of the Haverford School. Dr. Nagl is a Senior Fellow with FPRI’s National Security Program and a member of FPRI’s Board of Advisors. A retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, Nagl was part of the writing team that produced the U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual. In this series, Dr. Nagl will draw on FPRI’s vast network of scholars and outside experts to highlight their voices and insight on world affairs, global engagement and foreign policy. This series is co-Chaired by James Gately, John Piasecki, and Eileen Rosenau.
Dr. R. Evan Ellis is Senior Non-Resident Fellow at CSIS, and Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Dr. Ellis has published over 180 works, including three books, and has presented his work in 26 countries across four continents. He has testified on multiple occasions regarding Latin America and the Caribbean before the U.S. Congress, and his work regularly appears in the media in both the U.S. and the region. Through his work, Dr. Ellis calls attention to the strategic importance of Latin America and the Caribbean for the United States through bonds of geography, commerce, and family, and how the prosperity and security of the U.S. are tied to that of its partners in the region.