Conference on Private Military Contractors in Latin America

The A.E. Havens Center for the Study of Social Structure and Social Change

The Privatization of Security and Human Rights in The Americas: Perspectives from the Global South

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, Wisconsin
January 31-February 2, 2008

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Co-Sponsored by: Politics and Society, the NAVE fund, Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS), Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE), Global Studies, the Global Legal Studies Center, Wisconsin International Law Society (WILS), the Wisconsin Human Rights Initiative, and Community Action on Latin America (CALA).


Madison Group Research Network on PMSCs Statement of Purpose

Red Investigativa Madison sobre EPMs Declaración de Objetivos

Amada Benavides (español)

Amada Benavides (English)

James Cockayne (English)

José Gómez del Prado

Dan Kenney

Anna Kucia

Mauricio Lazala

Diana Murcia (español)

Antoine Perret (español)

Gualdemar Jiménez (powerpoint)

Lee Mira (powerpoint)



The conference is free and open to the public. Registration is requested (though not required), which can be done by sending an email to with your name and affiliation (optional) or call Kate McCoy at 608-262-1420.


  1. Background
  2. Guiding Questions
  3. Conference Format and Outcome
  4. Schedule
  5. Participant Bios