Devon Severson

United States |  Former Program Assistant, Office of the President, Special Projects & External Relations, Inter-American Dialogue


Devon Severson was the program assistant for the Office of the President & Special Projects. She received a BA from the University of Minnesota in Political Science and Global Studies with a concentration on human rights in Latin America and a minor in Spanish Studies. As an undergraduate, she catalogued forced and uninvestigated disappearances in Mexico with the Human Rights Program and researched the Inter-American Court of Human Rights as a Distinguished Undergraduate Research Intern. Prior to joining the Dialogue, she worked for the Human Rights Campaign. Severson is currently the part-time assistant editor for Contours of Activism, a publication on Cuban activism and social inclusion. An Iowa native, she has lived in Minnesota, Perú, and Puerto Rico.

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Urban Transformation and Inclusion Through the Power of Sports

At the inaugural Cities Summit of the Americas in Denver, Colorado, on April 26, 2023, the Inter-American Dialogue and CAF-Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean (CAF) convened experts to discuss the legacy of mega-sporting events for creating more inclusive cities, with a special focus on the positive impact for individuals with disabilities. 

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A Conversation with Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso

On the heels of President Guillermo Lasso’s White House meeting with President Joe Biden on December 19, 2022, President Lasso joined Inter-American Dialogue President & CEO Rebecca Bill Chavez for a conversation about the US-Ecuador bilateral relationship.