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Michael Shifter habla sobre cómo reacciona América Latina a la invasión rusa en Ucrania Video

Shifter: “En este momento no veo otro país con un interés tan fuerte y con una alianza tan profunda como la de Colombia y Estados Unidos”

Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, habló con DW sobre la guerra en Ucrania y las posiciones de los países latinoamericanos sobre la invasión. Durante la entrevista se trataron temas como el potencial efecto de dicho conflicto para América Latina y el vinculo existente entre Estados Unidos y actores regionales.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ DW Español

Tom Shannon

Shannon: “[Putin] believes that the United States might have lost the stomach for a larger struggle against a determined enemy”

Ambassador Thomas Shannon, co-chair of the board of directors of the Inter-American dialogue, was interviewed on by StudioTulsa about his recent talk at the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations titled “Diplomacy in a Contested World: How to Keep the Peace and Advance American Prosperity in the 21st Century”. The discussion spanned topics from the Russian invasion of Ukraine to US foreign policy to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.

Interviews ˙ ˙ Public Radio Tulsa

Shifter in CGTN Video

Shifter: “We have seen the United States increasingly withdrawn from the region and a lot of attention being diverted elsewhere”

Michael Shifter, President of the Inter-American Dialogue, was interviewed by CGTN about the relations between China and Latin American countries. The conversation covered a wide array of topics ranging from the recent bilateral meetings that Chinese President Xi Jinping held with Argentine President Alberto Fernandez and Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso, as well as the stark contrast between Chinese and US influence in the Americas.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ CGTN

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Member in the News: Julissa Reynoso

Julissa Reynoso, former chief of staff to the First Lady Jill Biden and former US Ambassador to Uruguay, was sworn in by US Vice President Kamala Harris as US Ambassador to Spain and Andorra on January 6, 2022.

Julissa Reynoso

Member in the News ˙ ˙ Expansión

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Remembering September 11, 2001

The 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington, DC were a defining moment in history that forever changed the United States and the world. As we commemorate the tragic day and reflect on its impact after 20 years, we share the following article written by Michael Shifter on October 8, 2001.

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Que Hacer

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Vice President Harris’ Trip to Mexico & Guatemala

The upcoming trip of Vice President Kamala Harris to Mexico and Guatemala will focus on a wide range of challenges, including corruption, violence, organized crime, lack of economic development, investment, job opportunities, and climate change. Our experts discuss the issues that are likely to be raised during this trip, possible points of contention, concerns around the rule of law and regional security, and the current and expected migration trends from Central America, among other topics.

Michael Shifter, Rebecca Bill Chavez, Manuel Orozco

Michael Shifter speaks in a seminar

Current Policy Issues in the United States/Latin America: An Overview

On May 24, Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, participated in a seminar organized by the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University where the state of domestic and US foreign affairs was discussed.

Michael Shifter

Presentations ˙ ˙ Maxwell-in-Washington | Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

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Energy and Climate Change: Latin America as a Strategic Player

In an interview with The Science of Where Magazine, Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change, and Extractive Industries Program, and Sarah Phillips, program assistant, discussed Latin America’s progress toward the energy transition and its geopolitical implications. 

Lisa Viscidi, Sarah Phillips

Interviews ˙ ˙ The Science of Where Magazine

Michael Shifter

Shifter: “The question facing the White House is whether the Biden administration is prepared to distance itself from Guaidó”

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, spoke with The Washington Times about US-Venezuelan relations under the Biden administration. The conversation covered Nicolas Maduro’s hopes to win concessions from Washington now that Democrats control the White House, the relationship with Juan Guaidó, and internal divisions in Venezuela. 

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ The Washington Times

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Electrification and Innovation Among Key Private Sector Strategies in Latin America’s Energy Transition

As the energy transition gathers pace and Latin American countries raise their emissions reduction targets, private companies are revising their business models to meet demand for renewable energy and other solutions. The United States has also reemerged as a partner on climate action in the region. This webinar explored the current and potential role of the private sector in Latin America’s energy transition and how the United States can provide support.

Jamie Dorner

Event Summaries ˙

Shifter speaking in a GACInt event

The New US Administration, its Hemispheric Policy, and its Relationship with Brazil

On April 7, the Grupo de Análise da Conjuntura Internacional from the Instituto de Relações Internacionais (GACInt) at the University of São Paulo held a private roundtable to discuss the priorities of the Biden administration in the Americas.

Michael Shifter, Roberto Teixeira da Costa, Abrão M. Árabe Neto

Presentations ˙

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Biden’s Latin America Opportunity: Why the Western Hemisphere Is More Important Than Ever

As the Biden administration prepares to restore US leadership on the global stage, enhanced coordination with Latin America and the Caribbean on vital issues such as climate change, human rights, and a rules-based trading system beckons as a strategic opportunity. The president-elect, more than any recent occupant of the White House, is well placed to seize it.

Michael Camilleri

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Affairs

Joe Biden habla en un evento de 2019

Joe Biden, Friend of Latin America

When President Biden takes office in January, he will not approach Latin America with a blank checkbook or magic formulas for hemispheric comity and recovery, but he will offer his characteristic humanity, his belief in the region’s promise, and his administration’s steadfast engagement.

Michael Camilleri

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ La Nación