Devon Severson joined the Inter-American Dialogue in 2022 as a 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.
At the inaugural Cities Summit of the Americas in Denver, Colorado, the Inter-American Dialogue and CAF-Development Bank of Latin America convened a high-level workshop entitled, “Women’s Economic Empowerment & the Digital Transformation.”
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.
Amidst stark regression of reproductive rights in the Global North, the Inter-American Dialogue, in partnership with the Center for Reproductive Rights, Fòs Feminista, and the Embassy of Argentina in the United States, hosted a symposium titled “Faces of the Latin American Green Wave: From Argentina to Mexico, Leaders Share Their Experiences” on October 27, 2022.