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MEMBERS

  

The Dialogue's most important asset is its membership of 100 outstanding public and private leaders from the United States, Canada, and 22 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean--including political, business, academic, media, and other non-governmental leaders. Sixteen Dialogue members served as presidents of their countries, over three dozen have served at the cabinet level, and seventeen have held seats in congress. Twenty per cent are in the business or finance sectors. Seven members are associated with the media and nine with universities. Dialogue members are an intellectually and politically diverse group, which includes Republicans and Democrats from the United States, and views from across the political spectrum in Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Members are united by their commitment to democratic principles, social equity, regional economic cooperation, and free and vigorous discussion.

 

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COMPLETE MEMBER LIST (PDF)  | MEMBER BIOS (PDF)  

 

MEMBERS LISTED BY COUNTRY

ARGENTINA

BARBADOS

BOLIVIA

BRAZIL

CANADA

CHILE

COLOMBIA

COSTA RICA

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

ECUADOR

EL SALVADOR

GUATEMALA

HAITI

JAMAICA

MEXICO

NICARAGUA

PANAMA

PARAGUAY

PERU

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

URUGUAY

VENEZUELA

UNITED STATES


 
 

ARGENTINA


José Octavio Bordón
Former Governor of the Mendoza Province
Former Argentine Ambassador to the U.S.


José María Dagnino Pastore
Dean, Catholic University of Argentina
Former Finance and Economy and Labor Minister of Argentina


Alfonso Prat-Gay
President, Fundación Políticas de Gobierno and Founder, Tilton Capital     


  

BARBADOS


Billie Miller (Board of Directors)
Former Foreign Affairs, Health, Education, and International Business Minister of Barbados   


  

BOLIVIA


L. Enrique Garcia (Board of Directors)
President, CAF-Development Bank of Latin America
Former Planning Minister of Bolivia


George Gray Molina
Chief Economist of the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean at the United Nations Development Programme


Carlos D. Mesa
Former President of Bolivia


Jorge Quiroga (Board of Directors)
President, FUNDEMOS
Former President of Bolivia


Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada (Emeritus)
Former President of Bolivia  


  

BRAZIL


Fernando Henrique Cardoso (Board of Directors Chair Emeritus)
Former President of Brazil


Luiz Fernando Furlan
President, Foundation of Amazon Sustainability
Former President, Administration Council of Sadia, SA


Marcos Jank (Board of Directors)
Executive Director for Global Public and Governmental Affairs, BRF 



Ellen Gracie Northfleet
Former President of the Supreme Court of Brazil

Jacqueline Pitanguy
Executive Director, CEPIA
President, Governing Council of the Brazil Fund for Human Rights


Marina Silva
Former Senator and Environment Minister of Brazil


Roberto Teixeira da Costa
Board Member of BNDESPAR


  Jorge Viana
 Senator, Partido dos Trabalhadores



Henrique Campos Meirelles (On Leave)
Chairman, Lazard Americas


  

CANADA


Joe Clark
Former Prime Minister of Canada


Barbara J. McDougall
Former Chairman, International Development Research Centre
Former Secretary of State of Canada


Pierre Pettigrew (Board of Directors)
Executive Advisor, Deloitte and Touche
Former Foreign Affairs Minister of Canada


  

CHILE


Michelle Bachelet (On Leave)
President of Chile
Former Undersecretary General, UN Women


Sergio Bitar
Visiting Senior Fellow, Inter-American Dialogue
Former Public Works, Education, and Mining Minister of Chile


Alejandro Foxley
Former Foreign Affairs and Finance Minister of Chile


Ricardo Lagos (Board of Directors Chair Emeritus)
President, Fundación Democracia y Desarrollo
Former President of Chile


 Hernan Larraín 
 Senator, Unión Democrata Independiente
 Former President of the Senate


Andrés Allamand (On Leave)
Defense Minister of Chile


  

COLOMBIA


Fernando Cepeda Ulloa
Professor, University of the Andes
Former UN Permanent Representative of Colombia


Sergio Fajardo
Governor of Antioquía
Former Mayor of Medellin


Antonio Navarro Wolff
Former Governor of the Narino Department
Former Health Minister of Colombia


Rafael Pardo (On Leave)
Chairman, Liberal Party of Colombia
Former Senator and Defense Minister of Colombia


Marta Lucía Ramírez (Board of Directors)
Former Defense and Foreign Affairs Minister of Colombia


Juan Manuel Santos (On Leave)
President of Colombia


  

COSTA RICA


Oscar Arias
Former President of Costa Rica 
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate


Epsy Campbell
Former Representative in the Costa Rican National Assembly


 Laura Chinchilla
 Former President of Costa Rica


Rebeca Grynspan
Secretary General, Ibero-American General Secretariat



Sonia Picado
President, Inter-American Institute of Human Rights

  

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC


Elena Viyella de Paliza (Board of Directors)
President, Inter Química


Leonel Fernández
Former President of the Dominican Republic




ECUADOR


Roberto Baquerizo
Managing Director of ProVentures
Former Governor of the Central Bank of Ecuador


Yolanda Kakabadse
President of WWF
Former Minister of the Environment of Ecuador


Osvaldo Hurtado (Emeritus)
Former President of Ecuador


EL SALVADOR

Roberto H. Murray Meza
Chairman and CEO, AGRISAL
President, FUNDEMAS


Joaquin Villalobos
Visiting Scholar, St. Antony's College of Oxford University


  

GUATEMALA


Salvador Paiz
President and CEO, Teculután Investments
President, FUNSEPA


Eduardo Stein (Board of Directors)
Coordinator, Honduran Truth Commission
Former Vice President of Guatemala


  

HAITI


Carl Braun
Chairman and CEO, UNIBANK and Groupe Financier National


  

JAMAICA


Oliver F. Clarke
Chairman, The Gleaner Company
Former President, Inter American Press Association


Earl Jarrett
Executive Director, Jamaica National Building Society




MEXICO


Alicia Bárcena (Board of Directors)
Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean


Lázaro Cárdenas Batel
Former Governor of the State of Michoacán 


Eugenio Clariond Reyes-Retana
Chairman, Grupo Culprum


Claudio X. González Guajardo
President, Mexicanos Primero
Co-founder and Former President, Televisa Foundation


José Ángel Gurría
Secretary General, OECD
Former Minister of Finance and Minister of Foreign Relations of Mexico


Nora Lustig
Samuel Z. Stone Professor, Tulane University
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Inter-American Dialogue 


Beatriz Paredes (On Leave)
Former President, Institutional Revolutionary Party of Mexico
Former Governor of the State of Tlaxcala


Andrés Rozental
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Former UN Representative of Mexico



Arturo Sarukhan (Board of Directors)
Former Ambassador of Mexico to the United States

Jesús Silva-Herzog
Former Finance Minister of Mexico
Former Mexican Ambassador to the US and Spain


Ernesto Zedillo (Board of Directors)
Director, Yale University Center for the Study of Globalization
Former President of Mexico


       

NICARAGUA


Ernesto Fernández-Holmann
Chairman, Grupo Ayucus
Former Chairman and CEO, Grupo Financiero Uno


Violeta Chamorro (Emeritus)
Former President of Nicaragua


 

PANAMA


Stanley Motta
Chairman, Copa Holdings, SA
President, Motta Internacional, SA


Martín Torrijos (Board of Directors)
Former President of Panama


Nicolás Ardito-Barletta (Emeritus)
Former President of Panama


      

PARAGUAY

Sebastián Acha
Representative in the Congress of Paraguay
Second Vice President of Patria Querida party
Founder of Tierra Nueva

      

PERU


Lourdes Flores Nano
President, San Ignacio de Loyola University
President, Popular Christian Party of Peru and the National Unity Allaince


Diego García-Sayán
Judge, Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Director General, Andean Commission of Jurists


Mario Vargas Llosa
Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature


Javier Pérez de Cuéllar (Emeritus)
Former Secretary General, United Nations


         

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO


Edwin Carrington (On Leave)
Secretary General, Caribbean Community


         

URUGUAY


Enrique Iglesias (Board of Directors)
former Secretary General, Iberoamerican General Secretariat


Julio María Sanguinetti (Emeritus)
President, PAX Institute
Former President of Uruguay


        

VENEZUELA


Jonathan Coles
President, Institute for Advanced Management Studies


Moisés Naím
Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Former Executive Director, World Bank


Teodoro Petkoff
President and Editor, Tal Cual
Former Planning Minister of Venezuela


Alberto Vollmer
President, C.A. Ron Santa Teresa


 

       

UNITED STATES

Cresencio Arcos, Washington, DC
Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of the Presidency

  Vilma Martínez, Los Angeles, California
  Former US Ambassador to Argentina


Bernard Aronson, Washington, DC
Managing Partner, Acon Investments
Former Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs, US Department of State

  Theodore McCarrick, Washington, DC
Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC

Michael D. Barnes, Washington, DC
Senior Fellow, Center for International Policy
Former US Representative (D-MD)

John McCarter, Ocatie, SC
Former President and CEO, GE Latin America

Alan Batkin, New York, NY
Former executive, Eton Park Capital Management, Kissinger Associates, and Lehman Brothers. Chair Emeritus, International Rescue Committee

Thomas McLarty, Little Rock, AK (Board of Directors)
Chairman, McLarty Associates
Former White House Chief of Staff


Xavier Becerra, Washington, DC
US Representative (D-CA)

Peter McPherson, Lansing, MI (Board of Directors)
President, National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges
President Emeritus, Michigan State University

Joyce Chang, New York, NY
Global Head of Emerging Markets and Credit Research, JP Morgan Chase and Co

Doris Meissner, Washington, DC
Senior Fellow, Migration Policy Institute
Former Comissioner, US Immigration and Naturalization Service

Lee Cullum, Dallas, TX
Columnist
Brian O'Neill, New York, NY (Board of Directors)
Vice-Chair, Lazard International
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, US Treasury

David de Ferranti, Washington, DC (Board of Directors)
President, Results for Development Institute
Former Vice President, World Bank

  John Porter
  Partner, Hogan Lovells
  former US representative (R-IL)
  Karen DeYoung, Washington, DC
  Senior National Security Correspondent and    
  Associate Editor, The Washington Post
William Reilly, San Francisco, CA
Partner, Aqua International Partners
Former Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency

Jorge I. Domínguez, Cambridge, MA
Antonio Madero Professor and Vice Provost for International Affairs, Harvard University

Renate Rennie, New York, NY
Chairman and President, Tinker Foundation

Francis Fukuyama, Washington, DC (Board of Directors)
Senior Fellow, Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies


Bill Richardson, Santa Fe, NM
US Special Envoy to the Organization of American States
Former Governor of New Mexico

Bob Graham, Miami Lakes, FL
Former US Senator (D-FL)
Former Governor of Florida

Linda Rottenberg, New York, NY
CEO and Co-founder, Endeavor


Richard Haass, New York, NY
President, Council on Foreign Relations
Former Director of Policy Planning, US Department of State
  Carlos A. Saladrigas, Miami, FL
  Chairman and CEO, Regis HR Group
  Chairman, Cuba Study Group

Lee Hamilton, Nashville, IN
Director, Indiana University's Center on Congress
Former Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Brent Scowcroft, Washington, DC
Founder and President, Forum for International Policy
Former US National Security Advisor

Carla A. Hills, Washington, DC (Board of Directors)
Chair and CEO, Hills and Company
Former US Trade Representative

Timothy R. Scully, Notre Dame, IN
Director, Institute for Educational Initiatives
Professor, University of Notre Dame


Donna J. Hrinak, Purchase, NY (Board of Directors)
President, Boeing Brazil
Former US Ambassador

Donna Shalala, Miami, FL
President, University of Miami
Former US Secretary of Health and Human Services


William Hybl, Colorado Springs, CO
Chairman and CEO, El Pomar Foundation
Vice Chairman, International Foundation for Electoral Systems

Paula Stern, Washington, DC
Chairwoman, The Stern Group, Inc
Former Commissioner and Chairwoman, US International Trade Commission

Alberto Ibarguen, Miami, FL
President and CEO, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Former Chairman, The Miami Herald Publishing Co

Robert Zoellick, Washington, DC
Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
Former President, World Bank
Former US Trade Representative

Jessie J. Knight, Jr. (Board of Directors)
Executive Vice President of External Affairs, Sempra Energy

 
Jimmy Carter, Atlanta, GA (Emeritus)
Former US President


Jim Kolbe, Tucson, AZ (Board of Directors)
Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund
Former US Representative (R-AZ)

Julián Castro, Washington, DC (On Leave)
U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Abraham F. Lowenthal, Los Angeles, CA
Professor, University of Southern California
President Emeritus, Pacific Council on International Policy
Stanley Fischer (On Leave)
Former Governor, Bank of Israel and
Former Chief Economist, World Bank

Mónica Lozano, Los Angeles, CA
CEO, ImpreMedia, LLC
Former CEO, La Opinión

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Richard W. Fisher, Dallas, TX (On Leave)
President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas 
Former Deputy US Trade Representative


Thomas J. Mackell, New York, NY (Board of Directors)
Chairman, United Benefits and Pension Services
President, Association of Benefit Administrator