To better understand which security policies are most effective, the Mayor’s office of Bogota is testing and evaluating several policies, from “hotspot” policing to “broken windows” interventions. Join Daniel Mejia, current Secretary of Security and former Professor at Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, and Christopher Blattman, Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy, to discuss the challenges, the learnings and the opportunities from a policy-making perspective.
12:00 – 12:10 Introduction - Moderator
12:10 – 12:30 Background on Security in Bogota – Daniel Mejia
12:30 – 12:50 Interventions tested, theory and results – Chris Blattman
12:50 – 13:30 Q&A Panel – Challenges of evidence-based Policy Making
Organized by the HKS Center for International Development and the Latin American Caucus, and co-sponsored by DRCLAS