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: June 18, 2019

I’m around from late morning to late afternoon. Then I’m gone for the rest of the week. (How to contact me) I go to the airport late afternoon—I’ll be in the UK for a Wilton Park conference on “stabilization” (getting government and services into territory) in Colombia. I’ll be away for the rest of the […]

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The day ahead: June 17, 2019

I’m around in the afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m off to the UK tomorrow afternoon for a Colombia conference, so today will be my only full day in Washington this week. After the weekly morning staff meeting, I’ll be at my desk taking care of a list of smaller tasks that must get done […]

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The day ahead: June 13, 2019

I’m in meetings except for mid-day and late afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m guest-teaching a class at the Foreign Service Institute this morning. Then I have a telephone interview with a reporter, and I’ll be taking part in an NGO meeting with a Colombian government official in the afternoon. By the time today is […]

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The day ahead: June 10, 2019

I’ll be hard to reach today. (How to contact me) I’ve got internal meetings all morning. Then lunch with a Colombian journalist. Then I’ll be on a panel at a public Colombia event hosted by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

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The day ahead: June 7, 2019

I’m in the office in the morning, writing at home in the afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m deep into working on a report about the border. Available, though replies may be delayed.

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The day ahead: June 6, 2019

I’m in meetings until late afternoon. (How to contact me) After a day at home writing, I’m back in the working world today. A meeting with congressional staff, lunch with a new intern, interviewing a candidate for a senior position at WOLA, and a meeting at USAID. I should be back in the office near […]

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The day ahead: June 3, 2019

I’ll be most available in the late afternoon. (How to contact me) I have a weekly staff meeting that promises to run long this morning, and a meeting with colleagues to plan a southern Mexico research trip for August. Otherwise I’ll be around, writing, every moment I get.

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The day ahead: May 31, 2019

I’m off today. (How to contact me) I’m taking the day off, the first one in weeks after a lot of travel. I look forward to catching up on sleep, laundry, and perhaps even this website. I’ll be back at work on Monday.

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The day ahead: May 30, 2019

I’m around in the early afternoon. (How to contact me) I’ve got four meetings on the schedule today—a journalist, an internal management meeting, a former executive-branch official and a new legislative-branch staffer. When not in those meetings—mainly, during lunch hour and just afterward—I’ll be in the office trying to respond to communications that went unanswered, […]

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The day ahead: May 29, 2019

I’ll be hard to reach today. (How to contact me) I’m in an all-day workshop about Venezuela at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and don’t expect to be in my office at all.

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The day ahead: May 28, 2019

I’m around in the early afternoon. (How to contact me) After 15 days in Colombia, at an off-site office retreat, in Mexico City, and in Boston, I’m back in Washington. Got home at 9:00 last night, missing the holiday weekend. Today, I’m in the office with a staff meeting, a dentist appointment, and 322 e-mails […]

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The day ahead: May 13, 2019

I’m in meetings, then on planes, all day. (How to contact me) I’m very happy to be going back to Colombia today. I’m less happy that I’ll only going to have about 36 non-airport hours in Bogotá on this trip. It’s a meeting about the Colombia-Venezuela situation organized by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, which promises […]

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The day ahead: May 10, 2019

I’ll be reachable mid-day and late afternoon. (How to contact me) That was a nice event yesterday, and I’ll post the students’ papers, pending their permission, when they’re complete. Today will be my last full day in the office until May 28. I’m going to speak at a conference in Colombia, attend WOLA’s annual staff […]

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The day ahead: May 9, 2019

I’ll be hard to reach today. (How to contact me) This afternoon I’m hosting an event at WOLA for a group of University of Maryland graduate students whose work on civil-military relations in Latin America I’ve been accompanying since September. Before that, we’re going to the National Defense University to discuss their findings. After that […]

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The day ahead: May 8, 2019

I’m writing, but should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) Nothing on the calendar today. I’ll be writing at home in the morning, and writing in the office in the afternoon.

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