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Session 1

8:00am - 9:00am (Panama Time, GMT-5)

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Inauguration, Introduction and Words, moderated by Jorge E. Zequeira, IFRC Regional Security Coordinator

Moderator: Jorge E. Zequeira, IFRC Regional Security Coordinator

Key Speakers:

  • Xavier Castellanos, IFRC Under Secretary General, National Society Development and Operations Coordination 

  • Emmanuelle Pons, Director of the International Operations of the French Red Cross

The Lay of the Land Conference / Reading of the last Drafted Non-Binding Resolution (2 years ago).

Moderator: Jorge E. Zequeira, IFRC Regional Security Coordinator

Session 2

9:10am - 10:10am (Panama Time, GMT-5)

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What Are Civil Military Relations (what they mean to us?) and Pillar Advances in Civil Military Relations (What are they?)

Presenter:

  • Nelson Castaño, IFRC

  • Peter Evans, Head of Unit for Relations with Arms Carriers International Committee of the Red Cross

Session 3

10:20am - 11:20am (Panama Time, GMT-5)

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Civil Military Relations and Research – What is being done and accomplished in academia?

Presenter:

“Civil-military what?! Making sense of conflicting civil-military concepts”

  • Henrique Garbino - Swedish Defence University

Presenter:

Partnering to protect? UN mission leadership and civil-military relations: Research findings and policy implications 

  • Lisa Ekman, Swedish Defence University (S

Session 4

11:30am - 12:30pm (Panama Time, GMT-5)

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Civil Military Relations and the Academic Advance.

Moderator: Mr. Guillermo Pacheco

Panel Guests:

  • P. K. (Ken) Keen, Lieutenant General, USA, (Retired)

  • Jorge Arguindegui, Argentine Diplomat

  • Scott Moreland, Faculty, Practice & Capability, Defense Security Cooperation University

  • Alexandra J. Nylen, Research Associate, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies

Closed Session

13:30pm - 14:00pm (Panama Time, GMT-5)

RCRC Caribbean CMR Commitment Drafting Committee.

Moderator:  Jorge E. Zequeira, IFRC Regional Security Coordinator

Participants:

  • World Food Programme

  • Other Region Armed Forces Perspective in CMR 

  • Government Perspective 

  • French Armed Forces Representative

  • SouthCom Representative

  • CAN Armed Forces Representative

  • Caribbean RCRC NS Representative

  • PIRAC Representative

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