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As Costa Rican President Alvarado recently stated at an Atlantic Council event, the current migration “fever” requires a more holistic, regional response. As the Biden administration advances in its Northern Triangle strategy to address both the short- and long-term forces driving people to leave their homes, the Atlantic Council spotlights the human journey of Central American migration to the United States. 

What specific steps can Central American countries take to address the conditions on the ground? What is the tipping point for citizens to make the decision to leave their home countries? What is the journey like? And, how can we effectively engage regional stakeholders in civil society and the private sector to build better futures for Central American countries? 

Join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center on April 27, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EDT for a public discussion to hear firsthand from migrants and humanitarian organizations on the human journey, and opportunities for the United States to best collaborate with the region’s leaders. 

Opening remarks

Adrienne Arsht
Executive Vice Chair, Board of Directors; Founder, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center
Atlantic Council

Policy solutions to Central American migration

Ricardo Zuniga
Special Envoy for the Northern Triangle
US Department of State

Moderator: María Fernanda Bozmoski
Deputy Director, Programs, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Why people leave? Stories from migrants

Rebecca Scheurer
Director, Humanitarian Initiative; Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center
Atlantic Council

In depth: The journey

Walter Cotte
Special Representative of the Secretary General for COVID-19; Head of Delegation and Permanent Observer to the United Nations
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Marcos Andrés Antil
Founder and Chief Operating Officer, XumaK;
Northern Triangle Advisory Group Member, Adrienne Asht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council

Moderator: Alexandra Colón-Amil
Executive Producer, Efecto Naim;
Journalist, NTN4

Closing remarks

Jason Marczak
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Cameron Chisholm
Executive Vice President; Director, Stabilization, Transition & Peacebuilding
DT Institute

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations and delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to inform how the public and private sectors can advance hemispheric prosperity.

The Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center will reach one billion people with resilience solutions to climate change, migration, and security challenges by 2030. We will focus our efforts on individuals, communities, and a broad spectrum of governments and institutions to help them, and their constituencies and stakeholders, better prepare for, navigate, and recover from shocks and stresses. We will help build a more resilient world.