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: December 10, 2019

I’ll be reachable in the morning, then in meetings. I’m traveling Wednesday through Friday. (How to contact me) I just finished what should be the final draft of a very long report on Colombia. For the rest of the day I’m meeting with a colleague who does border and migration work, attending an internal meeting, […]

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The day ahead: December 9, 2019

I should be reachable in the afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m in Washington for two days this week. Wednesday morning I leave for El Paso, for a brief border research trip. Today I’ve got a long internal meeting in the morning, and in the early afternoon will be participating in a WOLA event about […]

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The day ahead: December 6, 2019

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) I was up late finishing two writing projects, which will both go online within the next 10 days. Today I’m catching up on research and correspondence. WOLA’s board of directors is meeting today, and I’ll be intermittently involved with their visit.

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The day ahead: December 5, 2019

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) Other than an internal meeting and a border-related conference call mid-day, I should be at my desk, writing, all day. This morning I’m at home trying to bang out an analysis of militaries’ role in all the recent turmoil in Latin America. In the […]

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The day ahead: December 4, 2019

I’m in meetings nearly all day. (How to contact me) I’ll be reachable at the beginning of the workday, but after that I’m on a call to discuss an upcoming speaking engagement, attending an event about migration at the border, in an internal meeting at WOLA, and meeting with Colombia-focused NGOs.

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The day ahead: December 3, 2019

I’ll be hard to reach until late in the day. (How to contact me) I’m writing at home all morning with the phone off. By mid-day I’ll be in the office, but have a series of internal meetings. I plan to be in the office until very late in order to pick up my kid […]

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The day ahead: December 2, 2019

I’m around in the afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m here in Washington all week, putting final touches on two big reports and putting together a visit next week to El Paso and Ciudad Juárez. Today, I’ve got a weekly staff meeting in the morning and should be at my desk all afternoon.

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The day ahead: November 27, 2019

I’m working until mid-afternoon, then on holiday with family for the rest of the week. (How to contact me) It’s been quite a time here in Washington, monitoring the protests in Colombia while pushing two massive research reports out the door. Those reports, one on Mexico’s southern border and one on our October trip to […]

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The day ahead: November 21, 2019

I’m off today. (How to contact me) Using vacation time at home, I spent much of the past three days closed off from the world, finishing drafts of two giant reports based on fieldwork done at the Mexico-Guatemala border in August and in Colombia in October. And I mean “giant”: a combined 37,000 words (which […]

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The day ahead: November 18, 2019

I’m on vacation this week, so be cool. (How to contact me) I’m taking the week off. I’m spending a lot of it at the computer keyboard, finishing a lot of writing. Still, I’m calling it “vacation” because I can actually be at the keyboard: for a week, I’m under no obligation to attend meetings […]

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The day ahead: November 14, 2019

I’ll be hard to reach today and through the end of next week. (How to contact me) Another day, another plane. I’m off this afternoon to Ohio, where I’ll be on a panel tomorrow at Kent State University, talking about the border wall. Before I go, I’m recording an in-the-moment podcast about Bolivia, which I […]

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The day ahead: November 13, 2019

I’ll be hard to reach today. (How to contact me) I’m back in Washington, having returned from the border over the weekend—but I have a very heavy schedule (12 hours of meetings and events on the calendar today) and won’t be adding updates to this site. Which is too bad because, from Bolivia to Colombia […]

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The day ahead: November 4, 2019

I’m around in the afternoon. (How to contact me) This is my only full day in the office this week. I’m flying to the west coast tomorrow for a few days in San Diego and Tijuana, for a delegation and events sponsored by Hispanics in Philanthropy. Today, other than some internal meetings in the morning, […]

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The day ahead: October 29, 2019

I’m traveling through Thursday. (How to contact me) I’m en route to Tallahassee, giving a talk about Colombia, and a few side events, at Florida State University. I fly back Thursday morning.

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The day ahead: September 26, 2019

Except for a moment around mid-day, I’ll be hard to reach today. (How to contact me) My calendar shows three calls scheduled today with mostly academic colleagues in the U.S. and Europe. I’m also taking my daughter for her annual doctor checkup in the early afternoon. This evening WOLA is holding a public reception for […]

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