Adam Isacson

Still trying to understand Latin America, my own country, and why so few consequences are intended. These views are not necessarily my employer’s.

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The day ahead: February 25, 2020

I should be reachable, intermittently, in the afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m out of contact this morning, lecturing to the Andean Republics class at the Foreign Service Institute, then having coffee with someone from the State Department. Except for a couple of interview calls with people doing research, I’ll be in the office this […]

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The day ahead: February 21, 2020

I’ll be around for much of the afternoon. (How to contact me) I have morning-to-early-afternoon meetings with a drug-policy researcher and a journalist. I should be in the office, working on our colombiapeace.org website (check out the “timeline” page under construction), for the remainder of the afternoon.

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The day ahead: February 20, 2020

I should be reachable in the late morning and mid-afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m back at work today after a couple of vacation days. I’m in a meeting on Capitol Hill first thing in the morning, have an internal meeting in the early afternoon, and a meeting of NGOs that work on Colombia in […]

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The day ahead: February 18, 2020

I’m off today and Wednesday. (How to contact me) I am taking two vacation days with relatives outside of Washington. I will be difficult to contact.

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The day ahead: February 17, 2020

I’m off Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. (How to contact me) Today is a holiday in the United States, and I’m out of Washington, visiting relatives through Wednesday. I’ll be hard to contact until Thursday.

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The day ahead: February 14, 2020

I should be reachable from late morning to end of day. (How to contact me) This morning I’ll be recording an episode of “Foro Interamericano” at the Voice of America. Then I’ll be in the office the rest of the day. I’ll be working on our Colombia website overhaul—the first feature is nearly ready to […]

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The day ahead: February 13, 2020

I’ll be reachable in the middle and the very end of the day, and that’s about it. (How to contact me) I’ll have an eye on this morning’s House hearing about security assistance to Mexico, but can’t attend because we’re interviewing candidates for a new assistant today. I’ll also be on calls with groups working […]

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The day ahead: February 12, 2020

I’m around in the morning and the late afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m deep into a website-building project, and hope to be adding the first of several new features to our insufficiently active colombiapeace.org site by the end of the week or the weekend. I’ll be working on that today, when not in mid-day […]

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The day ahead: February 11, 2020

I’m around from late morning onward. (How to contact me) I’m speaking via Skype this morning to a gathering of drug policy and security activists and experts in Bogotá. After that I’ll be in the office, listening in on that event and hopefully making great strides on the redesign of our colombiapeace.org website.

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The day ahead: February 10, 2020

I’ll be around in the afternoon. (How to contact me) I’ll be in a long morning staff meeting, then a brownbag lunch with this semester’s interns. I should be at my desk this afternoon, mainly taking care of routine tasks that I neglected last week while in meetings around town and working on our Colombia […]

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The day ahead: February 7, 2020

I’ll be reachable in the late afternoon. (How to contact me) We’re recording a podcast in the morning, I have an internal meeting, then an early afternoon meeting with Senate staff to talk about the border. I’ll be in the office after that.

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The day ahead: February 6, 2020

I’ll be reachable for a while mid-day, but that’s about it. (How to contact me) I’m headed to National Defense University this morning for a sit-down between several human rights NGOs and Southern Command. In the afternoon is a call with border groups and an event with arms control groups. For a couple of hours […]

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The day ahead: February 5, 2020

I’ll be around from late morning until end of day. (How to contact me) We’re recording a podcast this morning, then I’m in the office working on a redesign of our colombiapeace.org website. My calendar tells me this is the last time I’ll have uninterrupted hours to do that work (during the day, anyway) until […]

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The day ahead: February 4, 2020

I’m around for much of the day. (How to contact me) Near the end of the day, I’ll be talking about Colombia at a seminar hosted by the Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission. (I think it’s a closed-door event, there’s no public announcement.) Before that, I’ll be in the office working on a redesign of […]

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The day ahead: February 3, 2020

I won’t be available much today. (How to contact me) I’m here in Washington today, but in nearly back-to-back meetings. The entire morning will go to a big WOLA strategic planning session. Then I’ve got a call with a journalist about Colombia, a meeting with a longtime DHS official, and a call with a scholar […]

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