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 8, 2019

I’ll be around mid-day. (How to contact me) This is my last day in the office until Thursday the 21st—I go to San Diego/Tijuana on Sunday. This morning I’ll be doing VOA’s “Foro Interamericano” show and talking to a Colombia-based reporter. In the afternoon I’ve got an all-hands meeting at WOLA and a call with a […]

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The day ahead: February 6, 2019

I’ll be around mid-afternoon. (How to contact me) This morning I’ve got (yet another) internal planning meeting, a sit-down with colleagues who work at the border, a meeting with a UN agency representative, some time this afternoon to prep my next border trip and do some documentary research, and an interview with some grad students […]

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The day ahead: February 5, 2019

I’m most reachable in the morning. (How to contact me) My afternoon is spent in a meeting with a senior colleague whom I haven’t seen in a while, a conversation with an intern, and a coalition meeting on Colombia. In the morning I’ll be scrambling to do some writing on Colombia and continue setting up […]

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The day ahead: February 4, 2019

I’ll be reachable in the early afternoon. (How to contact me) My day is punctuated by an NGO meeting at the Homeland Security Department, a weekly staff meeting, and a planning meeting for our border project. I go back to the border (San Diego/Tijuana) on Sunday, so what free time I have, I’ll spend planning […]

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The day ahead: February 1, 2019

I’m around in the morning and the late afternoon. (How to contact me) Other than a meeting with staff of a new member of Congress, I’m in the office today, planning my next border trip (the week after next), writing an internal workplan document, and updating my border and Colombia databases.

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The day ahead: January 31, 2019

I’m most reachable in late morning and early afternoon. (How to contact me) I’ve got a Skype conversation with an NGO in the region in the mid-morning, and an NGO meeting with a UN agency in the mid-afternoon. Otherwise I’ll be prepping for some upcoming congressional meetings, putting together my next trip to the U.S.-Mexico […]

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The day ahead: January 30, 2019

I’ll be reachable in the morning. (How to contact me) This afternoon I’ve got meetings with colleagues from arms-control and border/migration groups, plus an informational interview. Otherwise I’ll be in the office, trying to write a memo about “what should go into a border budget deal” as quickly as possible, and setting up my next […]

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The day ahead: January 29, 2019

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) A forecast of light snow this afternoon won’t affect those of us who live near work, but it has postponed some meetings on my calendar. I’ll be writing and setting up an upcoming visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, and keeping an eye on a […]

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The day ahead: January 28, 2019

I’ll be around in the afternoon. (How to contact me) After our weekly staff meeting and a meeting to plan our border work, I’ll be at my desk all afternoon. I plan to be setting up my schedule during the week of February 11, when I’ll be in San Diego and Tijuana. I’ll also be […]

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The day ahead: January 25, 2019

I’ll be hard to reach today. (How to contact me) I’ll be in meetings again today, for about 5 hours. A sit-down between a few NGOs and a State Department official, and a visit to the University of Maryland to check in with a group of students whom I’ve been advising on a project researching […]

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The day ahead: January 24, 2019

I’ll be most reachable in the late afternoon. (How to contact me) I don’t work much on Venezuela, so while I’m watching what happens there, it’s probably not going to dominate my day. I’m taking my daughter for a doctor’s appointment, have a meeting with folks from another NGO, and am meeting this afternoon with […]

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The day ahead: January 23, 2019

I’ll be pretty hard to reach until the end of the day. (How to contact me) I’ve got an internal beginning-of-year planning meeting, a sit-down with a foundation program officer, and a call with a journalist on my calendar today. Near the end of the day I should be reachable, and working on border research.

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The day ahead: January 22, 2019

I’ll be in and out of meetings all day. (How to contact me) It was nice to have a long weekend at home, I did a lot of reading and research. But that’s over now. I have 2 internal meetings, calls with an author and a reporter, and a likely meeting with a Capitol Hill […]

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The day ahead: January 21, 2019

I’m intermittently reachable on this holiday. (How to contact me) It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and WOLA’s office building is closed. I’m home for the day. It’s extremely cold outside, and we’ll probably spend nearly all day in the house. I’ll spend some of the day in my home office, and some with the […]

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The day ahead: January 18, 2019

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) My hands barely touched a keyboard the past few days, due to an average of over eight hours per day of meetings and phone calls. I haven’t even posted news links here since Tuesday. My calendar is much clearer today, though, and I hope […]

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