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 28, 2020

I’m at an event in New York today, and hard to reach. (How to contact me) I’m in New York City, speaking on a panel at John Jay College this morning, at an event about militaries in the Americas. I’ll be attending the conference all day.

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The day ahead: February 27, 2020

I’ll be reachable for a little while mid-morning, and at the end of the day, and that’s about it. (How to contact me) I’ve got a dentist appointment in the late morning, a mid-day call with groups working on the border, and an internal meeting to talk communications strategy, then in the late afternoon I’m […]

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The day ahead: February 26, 2020

I’ll be most reachable in the early afternoon. (How to contact me) This morning I’m meeting with a visiting group of Colombian human rights leaders and doing a phone interview about fumigation in Colombia. I’m having lunch with my new intern, and going to an NGO meeting at the UNHCR office in the late afternoon.

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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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Last day of a brief vacation

Here are some ibises on the Gulf of Mexico this morning. I’m in Florida visiting some of my in-laws for four days. This is the end of day three; we go back to Washington late tomorrow. I’ll be back on the job Thursday.

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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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Betelgeuse, the rapidly fainting star

I just went outside here in Florida, where I’m visiting relatives, and yes, Betelgeuse, one of the most familiar stars in the northern night sky (it’s in Orion’s shoulder), is way dimmer than it used to be. I took this shot with my phone. Betelgeuse used to be about as bright as Rigel, the star […]

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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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