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: March 27, 2020

I’ll be most reachable in the early afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m recording podcasts with people at 10 and 3. Otherwise I should be at my desk working on an analysis of Latin America’s militaries and the powers and roles they’re being given during this crisis, as well as some border work.

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The day ahead: March 26, 2020

I’ll be easiest to reach in the mid-to-late afternoon. (How to contact me) The new computer is set up and working well. It’s a gigantic improvement. Lots of virtual meetings today: I’m on a conference call about human rights defenders in Colombia, recording a podcast about Mexico, and guest-teaching a George Washington University class. I’ll […]

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The day ahead: March 25, 2020

I’m around until mid-afternoon. (How to contact me) I had two cancellations or postponements, so today’s calendar is lighter than I expected. I also don’t have a podcast interview booked today, so today will stop my streak of weekday podcasts at six. (I’ve got three interviews scheduled for Thursday and Friday, so it will recover.) […]

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The day ahead: March 24, 2020

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) This is my most open-scheduled day of the week: Other than recording a podcast mid-afternoon, I am around. I’m just a few footnotes (links, really) and a close edit away from adding the final new feature to the colombiapeace.org website. So expect that and […]

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The day ahead: March 20, 2020

I’ll be most reachable in the afternoon. (How to contact me) This morning I’ll be listening in to (and recording) WOLA’s event on Venezuela. I’m recording a podcast about Peru mid-day. Otherwise I’ll be writing my part of a report on Colombia on which we’re collaborating with a few organizations.

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The day ahead: March 19, 2020

I’m most reachable in the morning and the end of the day. (How to contact me) I’m not sure how useful these daily posts are in the current context: I’m working at home, and so is everyone else. But I’ll keep them up because routine is good. I have a mid-day interview with a team […]

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The day ahead: March 18, 2020

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) This is my lightest day of the week, meeting-wise: just a conference call with several staff and a foundation. I’ll otherwise be here at the computer; if time is on my side and I finish before the end of the day, I’ll be launching […]

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The day ahead: March 17, 2020

I’ll be most reachable in the morning and mid-day. (How to contact me) I’ll be “socially distant” today but still quite social. In addition to an interview with an academic studying the border, I’ll be recording two WOLA podcast episodes with people. Otherwise, making additions to the Colombia website and doing border research.

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The day ahead: March 16, 2020

I’ll be reachable in the afternoon. (How to contact me) Like everyone else, I’m working at home today and all week. Going through the weekend news in the region right now. Once I get my home videoconferencing setup working smoothly, I’ll be in an all-hands staff meeting and checking in with teams. No meetings on […]

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The day ahead: March 13, 2020

Other than a couple of meetings, I am around. (How to contact me) I’ll be in the office avoiding close-quarters human contact and adding bits to the final section of the colombiapeace.org website today, when not in a morning call with some researchers of migration, and in an afternoon communications planning meeting.

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The day ahead: March 12, 2020

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) I was going to be traveling to two universities to give lectures next week and the following week. I was also putting together a trip to Colombia at the end of the month. All of that is canceled, as well as a few upcoming […]

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The day ahead: March 11, 2020

I’ll be around in the late afternoon. (How to contact me) I’ll be sitting in on two events today: a House Armed Services Committee hearing about the military in Latin America, and an event with a visiting Colombian human rights lawyer at WOLA. I’m meeting with a colleague who works on Colombia, and will spend […]

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The day ahead: March 10, 2020

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) In-person meetings and events keep dropping off the calendar amid COVID-19 concerns. I’ll be at my computer all day, both at home and in the office, with only a couple of phone calls scheduled, but lots of writing and asynchronous communication (emails, whatsapps etc.).

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The day ahead: March 9, 2020

I should be reachable in the late morning and late afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m in the office today; in two internal meetings and meeting with a visiting academic researcher. Otherwise I should be at my desk writing.

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The day ahead: March 5, 2020

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) Another clear day on the calendar. I wish I’d anticipated this sudden empty spot on my agenda, I’d have set up some lobby visits or at least a lunch with a colleague or two. Of course, I didn’t anticipate it because the last couple […]

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