Archive for 2013

July 8 2013 image description
by: Jon Perdue 0 Comments

SFS presents high-level briefs at European Parliament’s Summer Conference in Portugal

PORTO, Portugal – SFS recently participated in the European Parliament’s Summer Conference in Porto, Portugal from June 27-29, 2013.

Hosted by the European Ideas Network (EIN), the think tank of the European Parliament’s European People’s Party (EPP), the conference was titled “The European Union and the Americas: Building Bridges.”

Founded by Christian Democratic parties in 1976, the EPP forms the largest collection of center-right European political parties, and currently holds the majority of seats in the EU Parliament.

The annual Summer University conference brings together hundreds of policy makers and opinion leaders from throughout Europe, including past and present heads of state, cabinet members, parliamentarians, business leaders, journalists, commentators, think tank experts, academia, and other civil society leaders…. (more…)

June 14 2013 image description
by: JD Gordon 0 Comments

SFS participates in OAS Ministerial Summit during Central American tour

The SFS executive team has returned from a highly successful Central American tour to Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua, and El Salvador where, among other meetings, they participated in the Organization of American States (OAS) Ministerial Level Summit Implementation Review Group in Antigua, Guatemala last week, on June 4th and 5th, 2013. 

Hundreds of senior government officials, journalists and think tank scholars from throughout the Western Hemisphere participated in the Summit and related activities, including U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry.

Working in conjunction with a new SFS partner organization, Fuente Latina, Executive Director Joseph Humire and Senior Fellow J.D. Gordon conducted over 40 television, radio and print interviews at the OAS Summit, focused on the increasing ties between narco-traffickers and Iran’s radical Islam terror proxy, Hezbollah.  From appearing on the world’s major Spanish-language television networks including CNN Español, Univisíon, TV Azteca, Televisa, NTN-24, to local Guatemalan TV, radio, print outlets, SFS was the primary source of commentary on the region’s growing crime-terror nexus and the threat it poses to free societies in the Western Hemisphere. … (more…)