Violence & the Failure to Protect

In the past decades, discussions of migration in North America and Central America centered on economic issues and political conflicts. Now violence has become the dominant force driving Central Americans and Mexicans from their homes. With thousands of people fleeing violence, the policies of the Trump Administration have created a humanitarian crisis on Mexico’s northern border. How do the region’s journalists and advocates see this new reality? Join the Pozen Center for a discussion on violence and migration.

Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 6:30pm
Location: Social Science Research Building, Room 122 (1126 E 59th Street, Chicago)

Arturo Cano, Journalist, La Jornada (Mexico)
Hugo Noe-Pino, Professor, Unitec, Former Ambassador to the U.S. and United Nations (Honduras)
Moderated by Emilio Kourí, Director, Katz Center for Mexican Studies

This is event is presented by the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, in partnership with the School of Social Service Administration, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Katz Center for Mexican Studies, the Global Initiatives program, as well as the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois-Chicago and the Colegio de México. 

Free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible. For other accessibility needs, please contact

Note: This panel has been organized in conjunction with a by-invitation working group (in Spanish) for academics and activists. For information, contact Susan Gzesh.