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April 30, Luncheon Speaker Series – Responding to the Central American Crisis

April 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

$5 – $30.00

Group of 78 Luncheon Speaker Series

Laura Macdonald

Responding to the Central American Crisis (PDF)

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

12:00 p.m. Lunch and Presentation

12:45 p.m. Presentation Only

 Palais Imperial Restaurant,

 311- 313 Dalhousie St., Ottawa


$30 for luncheon and presentation (12:00 p.m.)

$5 for presentation only (arrive 12:45 p.m. Coffee and tea will be available)

 RESERVATIONS: Group78@group78.org 613-565-9449 ext. 22 by Friday, April 26, 2019

Late registrations are welcome for presentation only.

Payment/registration options:
1) Interac e-transfer: direct deposit payment to group78@group78.org, please include a note with registrants info.
2) e-mail RSVP  (cheque, cash, credit, debit at the door):
3) Online (Eventbrite)

Online Registration

*Individuals who do not cancel their reservations for the lunch at least 24 hours before the luncheon will be billed $30.


Donald Trump’s repeated calls to “build a wall” and his threat to cut off development assistance to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador overlook the complex causes of Central American migration to the United States and the ways in which the U.S. is implicated in migrants’ decision to leave their homes. In this talk, Laura Macdonald examines the causes of migration and the recent caravans, and the role of the Mexican government. She calls for a regional response, including from Canada, to the overlapping environmental, economic, and security crises faced by the region.



Laura Macdonald is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University. She has published numerous articles in journals and edited collections on such issues as the role of non-governmental organizations in development, global civil society, social policies and citizenship struggles in Latin America, Canadian development assistance, Canada-Latin American relations and the political impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Her recent work looks at transnational activism in North America around labour rights, migration, and human rights in Mexico, and policies to reduce crime and violence in Mexico City.



April 30, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$5 – $30.00
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Sarah Bowles
613-565-9449 ext. 23
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Palais Imperial Restaurant
311- 313 Dalhousie St.
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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