Abigail Poe Akre

Abigail  Poe Akre director; director

Latin America Rights & Security: Security Assistance Monitor

Email: abigail@ciponline.org

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Abigail Poe Akre oversees the Security Assistance Monitor program, which documents all publicly accessible information on U.S. security and defense assistance programs throughout the world, including arms sales, military and police aid, training programs, exercises, exchanges, bases and deployments. Poe also runs CIP's Latin America Security program, which monitors security and U.S. military assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean. She has worked at CIP since 2005 as both director of operations and special projects manager. She holds a Master's degree in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Policy from Bates College. Before coming to CIP, Poe spent two years in Quito, Ecuador, where she produced a news-commentary radio show, developed and managed an online, direct-to-consumer flower company and worked as a project developer for a local non-profit.

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