Participants at the Constructive Powers Initiative workshop held in Mexico City from September 5-7, 2012.

This initiative brings together academics, practitioners and policy staff from capable, concerned, and cooperative countries (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, the Republic of Korea, South Africa, Switzerland and Turkey), and possibly new participants from Germany, New Zealand and Norway. The meeting will identify and deliberate on the kinds of arrangements needed to address contemporary security challenges at the global and regional level, with particular respect at this meeting to transnational organized crime. It will also discuss the threat such crime poses to the integrity of financial systems, as well as the cooperative efforts to combat such crime, with a specific focus on the greater North America-Central America-Caribbean region.