Past Events

Cuba’s Energy Revolution: Lessons for the World

Join WOLA and Community Solutions for a discussion with Cuban energy expert Mario Arrastía.

Genocide in Guatemala: The Future of the Trial against Ríos Montt and Rodríguez Sánchez

Former Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz and members of Guatemalan civil society will discuss the current status of the trials against the ex-dictator of Guatemala José Efraín Ríos Montt and retired General José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez.

Human Rights in Mexico: Recent Abuses Highlight Persistent Challenges

Recent cases in Iguala, Guerrero and Tlatlaya, State of Mexico raise serious concerns about the actions of Mexico's security forces and the government's commitment to respect human rights, end impunity, and combat corruption.

Celebrando 30 años de la Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos del Perú: Logros, retos y desafíos actuales

Invitamos a celebrar el aniversario de la CNDDHH del Perú con una charla y un brindis.

Human Rights in Mexico’s Criminal Justice System

Join us to examine Mexico’s justice reforms from a human rights perspective.

Creating Peace on the Ground in Two of Colombia’s Conflict Hot Spots: Chocó and Buenaventura

Although peace talks are promising, conflict continues along Colombia's Pacific coast. Hear from human rights defenders on the ground

International Impacts of the U.S. Trend towards Legal Marijuana

What do the new legal, regulated marijuana markets in Colorado and Washington mean for the international community?

Guatemala and Its Search for the Disappeared

On Wednesday, October 1, Fredy Peccerelli, Director of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation will be discussing the multidisciplinary strategies that FAFG uses to carry out forensic investigations of the disappeared in Guatemala and how that information is used in seeking justice for these human rights abuses.

Addressing Economic Marginalization of Ethnic Minorities as Colombia Transitions from Conflict to Peace

Aid programs are working in Colombia; how can they be leveraged to support an eventual peace accord?

A Conversation with Grammy-winning Singer-Songwriter Carlos Vives on Social Inclusion in Colombia

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE: The acclaimed Colombian singer-songwriter will present on his efforts to promote social inclusion.

Promoting Peace in Colombia Through Hip-Hop

What can Colombian hip-hop contribute to the country's struggle for peace and social inclusion?

Violence in Central America and Community-Based Responses

In this event, José Miguel Cruz, Louis-Alexandre Berg, and WOLA's Adriana Beltran will discuss gang violence in Central America and the role of the international donors, governments, and civil society in reducing violence and insecurity in Central America.

Colombia Peace Forum: Peace Proposals from Victims of Colombia's Armed Conflict

In this panel event, victims of Colombia's conflict will share their proposals for a lasting peace.

Why are Thousands of Central American Children Risking their Lives to Reach the United States?

Join WOLA and the Wilson Center for a discussion with Carlos Hernández and Omar Rivera on what the new Honduran government is doing to respond to its country’s security crisis and the underlying factors contributing to the increased migration to the United States.

Sanctioning Venezuela? Examining the Likely Impacts of U.S. Sanctions Targeting Venezuelan Officials

Join us for an in-depth discussion of the possible impacts of targeted U.S. sanctions on Venezuelan officials