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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Day ahead

The day ahead: May 13, 2020

I’ll be hard to reach today. (How to contact me)

I have four internal meetings scattered across the day in a way that makes it hard to say when I’ll be easily reachable. When not in those meetings, I’ll be at my desk but probably not producing much more than small website updates and responses to messages. I’ll be freer the rest of the week.

The day ahead: May 12, 2020

I’m most reachable in the morning and the mid-to-late afternoon. (How to contact me)

My schedule is clearer today, just a couple of internal meetings. It will be rather full again tomorrow, so I hope to take maximum advantage of the relative quiet to get some writing done about Colombia and about the roles of militaries around Latin America right now.

The day ahead: May 11, 2020

I won’t be free much today. (How to contact me)

I’ve got about 3 hours of internal WOLA meetings. I’ll be recording a podcast that I’ll post tomorrow with a longtime colleague. And, with the goal of writing a report on the Colombian department of Putumayo by the end of the month, I’ll be interviewing several local social leaders on a Zoom call. All of that will make me difficult to contact today.

The day ahead: May 8, 2020

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me)

It’s been what passes for a busy week under social distancing. Today, though, my calendar is clear, I don’t have an immediate deadline, and I’ll be at my desk catching up on correspondence and updating sections of our Colombia website.

The day ahead: May 7, 2020

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me)

Other than a mid-day coalition meeting, I should be at the keyboard all day today. I look forward to posting a podcast about the border and a commentary about Colombia, both of which are nearly ready to go.

The day ahead: May 6, 2020

I’ll be hard to reach today. (How to contact me)

I’ve got 6 internal and coalition “meetings” on the calendar today, which will make me hard to contact. I haven’t finished the Colombia article I was working on, mentioned in yesterday’s update, and will endeavor to do so today.

The day ahead: May 5, 2020

I’m reachable until mid-afternoon. (How to contact me)

I was up late writing and am getting a late start today. I’ll be recording a podcast this afternoon, and posting another. Otherwise, I’ll be at my desk writing and doing website updates. I hope to share some of this writing soon.

The day ahead: May 4, 2020

I’ll be hard to reach until late afternoon. (How to contact me)

I’ll be in meetings and calls most of the day: a couple of internal staff meetings, a nominating committee for a human rights award, a colleague in Colombia, a colleague here in the United States. That may make me hard to reach and delay my replies today.

The day ahead: May 1, 2020

I’ll be around in the late afternoon. (How to contact me)

I’m recording two podcasts today, and posting one of them. I’ll be in a meeting of groups working on migration. In the latter part of the afternoon, I’ll be doing updates to the Colombia site, hopefully.

The day ahead: April 30, 2020

I’ll be around in the late morning and late afternoon. (How to contact me)

I’ll be sitting in on WOLA’s Colombia event at 12:00, and recording a podcast in the mid-afternoon. (After a two-week break, the podcasts are coming back.) When not doing that, I’ll be prepping for two podcasts tomorrow, working on a commentary about military roles in Latin America during coronavirus, and taking myself outside for a long run.

The day ahead: April 29, 2020

I’m most reachable in the mid and late afternoon. (How to contact me)

I’m in 3 internal meetings with colleagues in the morning and lunch hour. Then I’m discussing some legislative strategy with another organization. Then, I’ll be at my desk. I’ll be recording 3 podcasts on Thursday and Friday and need to prepare for those, and I’ll be putting together a report on military roles in Latin America during the coronavirus era. Yesterday I finally caught up our Colombia peace page’s Timeline through the month of March (it looks pretty cool) and will do similar updates today for its Numbers page and list of Explainers.

The day ahead: April 27, 2020

I’ll be reachable in the early afternoon. (How to contact me)

I’ve got a long morning staff check-in, a lunchtime call, and an NGO coalition meeting in the late afternoon. In the intervening time, my to-do list says I’m quite behind in updating sections of our Colombia website, so I’d like to knock that out if I can.

The day ahead: April 24, 2020

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me)

I did a lot of writing yesterday, some of which will appear today, and I’ll post links when it does. I’m trying to finish an “Explainer” for the Colombia website about the FARC dissident groups, and I’m not even going to look at the news until I do so. Anyway, I’ve got no meetings on the calendar and was unable to book any podcast interviews until next week, so I’ll be spending this rainy Friday at home, writing and adding to my research database.

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