Geopolitical & Socioeconomic

Security & Violence in Cities

  • 20 Cavendish Sq., W1G 0RN
  • 18:00-20:00

Canning House's Security & Violence in Cities event will raise questions of how the UK & Latin America can learn from one another to better approach challenges of security and violence in our regions.

Security & Violence in Cities

Canning House's Security & Violence in Cities event will raise questions of how the UK & Latin America can learn from one another to better approach challenges of security and violence in our regions.

Our panelists will draw on their expertise and experience in a fascinating discussion of how approaches to challenges of security and violence can be turned into effective solutions.

Please note the updated timings for this event: 18:00-20:00.

Our panel:

Chair:

Peter Tibber

Former UK Ambassador to Colombia

Speakers:

Elkin Velásquez Monsalve

Regional Director, Latin America and the Caribbean, UN-Habitat

Elkin Velásquez Monsalve will draw on his expertise as Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), and his experience of the Programme's work to address Latin America's challenges of security and violence through sustainable urban development.

Lucía López Esquivelzeta

Senior Consultant in Markets and Partnerships at Control Risks

Lucía López Esquivelzeta's work at Control Risks to manage security risks in Latin America and around the globe provides her the expertise to speak on how challenges of security and violence can affect corporations, international development organisations, NGOs and educational institutions, and what can be done to mitigate against them.

Professor Jenny Pearce

Research Professor, Latin America and Caribbean Centre, London School of Economics

Professor Jenny Pearce of the the LSE's Latin America and Caribbean Centre, author of new book Politics without Violence?, will speak on her comparative, South-North learning approach to challenges of violence and security, bridging knowledge gaps between Latin American cities and the de-industrialised north of England.

Event Agenda

  • Security & Violence in Cities

  • Registration

    17:45-18:00

  • Words of welcome from Cristina Cortes, CEO of Canning House

  • Speaker introductions from Peter Tibber

  • Overview about the state of violence and security in cities, comparing North-South approaches with Professor Jenny Pearce

  • Implementing New Urban Agenda and SDGs in LAC cities, in the context of urban violence and social unrest with Elkin Velásquez Monsalve

  • Consequences of violence in cities from investors' perspectives with Lucía López Esquivelzeta

  • Questions & Answers moderated by Peter Tibber

  • Networking and close

    20:00

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The Speakers

Peter Tibber

Former UK Ambassador to Colombia

Peter Tibber will chair our panel discussion.

Elkin Velásquez Monsalve

Regional Director, Latin America and the Caribbean, UN-Habitat

Lucía López Esquivelzeta

Senior Consultant in Markets and Partnerships at Control Risks

Professor Jenny Pearce

Research Professor, Latin America and Caribbean Centre, London School of Economics

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