Event Details

The relationship between the United States and Latin America is more important than ever, but it has also become more complex. Each country in the region faces unique challenges, such as migration, transnational crime, weak institutions, illiberal democracy, corruption, and the increasing influence of China. Despite the challenges, there is a great opportunity to explore the dynamics that impact the relationship between the United States and its southern counterparts.

Join PCFR for a program with Timothy Langford, the former National Intelligence Officer for the Western Hemisphere for the Director of National Intelligence. He will discuss the key issues affecting the United States' southern neighbors, including unprecedented migration, the increasing influence of transnational organized criminal groups, and the growing economic and political influence of China in the region.

He will assess current US relations with the region, highlighting several key ally and antagonist countries, including Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, and Venezuela, as they face critical developments in the coming year that will directly impact the US.

Why is it Important for Arizona?

Arizonans are directly impacted by Latin America's migrants, illicit drug flows, and economic situation, much more so than the majority of the United States. Understanding the underlying structural political and economic dynamics of driving key developments in the region will help Arizonans anticipate and take advantage of events as they occur.

Virtual option available!


5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Registration & Networking
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


  • Timothy Langford (Former Director of National Intelligence’s National Intelligence Officer for the Western Hemisphere)

    Timothy Langford

    Former Director of National Intelligence’s National Intelligence Officer for the Western Hemisphere

    Tim Langford has been a consultant on Latin American issues since retiring from the US Government in 2020 after over 35 years of service. In his last government post, he served as the Director of National Intelligence’s National Intelligence Officer for the Western Hemisphere, functioning as the US Intelligence Community’s senior analyst for Latin America and coordinating Intelligence Community’s strategic analysis of Latin America.
    During his career, he has served over 15 years at US Embassies abroad, including setting up and running groundbreaking and highly successful tactical fusion centers. During 2007-2009, Langford was the Director of National Intelligence Mission Manager for Cuba and Venezuela, coordinating US intelligence community efforts on that issue. He has also worked as the senior CIA Representative at US Southern Command in Miami and as the Director of National Intelligence Representative to US Special Operations Command in Tampa. Langford graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984 with a Master of Arts degree in Latin American Studies and has undergraduate degrees from Eastern Kentucky University. He speaks Spanish fluently.

    view more


The Copper Room - Gateway Community College

108 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phoenix, Arizona

If you have any questions please contact Samuel Richardson

Contact Organizer

Show on map


PCFR Members
Member Price $15
General Public
Standard Price $25

Virtual Option

Can't make it in person but still wish to participate? Join us virtually:

Meeting link: https://maricopa.webex.com/maricopa/j.php?MTID=m17057c97d6a25c1e798da4b894ea754c

Meeting number: 2498 635 6732

Meeting password: Wk3xve3fP9p

Join from a video or application: Dial 24986356732@maricopa.webex.com

You can also dial and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone: +1-602-666-0783 United States Toll (Phoenix)

Access code: 24986356732

Global call-in numbers: https://maricopa.webex.com/maricopa/globalcallin.php?MTID=m64a95f7b3cf7825213680f087f7630cc


5-Year Regional Outlook: Latin America and the Caribbeandownload