In the wake of the pivotal 2023 Argentine election, the Inter-American Dialogue convened a group of experts on November 21 to weigh in on energy policy under a Milei administration.
“Building Economic Resilience—Japan’s Evolving Approach to Engagement with Latin America” was the ninth in a series of Inter-American Dialogue-JALAC events considering Japan’s evolving approach to engagement with the Latin American region.
On October 24, 2023, US Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Francisco Mora, delivered remarks at the Inter-American Dialogue outlining the US vision of a multilateral approach to mobilizing our hemisphere to take on the region’s greatest challenges and opportunities.
Art and Politics in Nicaragua: A Conversation with Carlos Fernando Chamorro and Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy
On November 14, 2023, the Inter-American Dialogue welcomed Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy, a Nicaraguan singer, composer, poet, and social activist, and award-winning Nicaraguan journalist, Carlos Fernando Chamorro to a conversational and musical dialogue that aimed to reflect on the political situation in Nicaragua through art.
On Thursday October 12, 2023, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a private event with IBI Consultants to celebrate the publication of the report “Remilitarization in Central America: A Comparable and Regional Analysis.”
The Seventh Annual Latin America Energy Conference convened experts to explore how tools like energy diplomacy, strategic investments, regulation, technology, and information could square these countries’ urgent need to decarbonize with their continued extraction of fossil fuel resources.
At an in-person event organized by Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Chatham House, and the Inter-American Dialogue, panelists discussed the consequences of Venezuela’s crisis in anticipation of 2024, a pivotal year in which presidential elections are scheduled to take place.
On September 13, 2023, President Irfaan Ali joined Inter-American Dialogue President & CEO Rebecca Bill Chavez for a conversation on sustainable management of oil & gas revenue and the future of US-Guyana ties.
At an in-person event organized by the Inter-American Dialogue, along with CESCOS (Center for the Study of Contemporary Open Societies) and the University ORT in Uruguay, panelists analyzed the popularity of President Bukele despite allegations of abuses committed in the context of the state of exception adopted in the country, the impact of punitive security policies on the rule of law, attempts to export Bukele’s model to the region, and alternative strategies to counter abusive security policies.
Director of the Carnegie Endowment’s American Statecraft Program, Chris Chivvis, spoke with Margaret Myers, director of the Asia & Latin America Program at the Inter-American Dialogue, and Matias Spektor, Dialogue member, on Washington’s strategic alternatives in its relations with Brazil.
Stanford Law School and the Inter-American Dialogue organized a virtual discussion with current and former magistrates from Brazil, Ecuador, and El Salvador on the role of the judiciary in electoral contexts in Latin America.
Dr. Rebecca Bill Chavez, president and CEO of the Inter-American Dialogue and Antonia Urrejola, former foreign minister of Chile came together for an exchange titled, “Bolstering Democratic Governance Through Foreign Policy.”
“Women’s Economic Empowerment – Fostering an Equitable and Inclusive Digital Economy,” focused on women’s inclusion in the digital transformation, discussing methods to bridge the digital divide between men and women by investing in digital upskilling, online financial management services and social services, and entrepreneurship programs.
Andrew Selee, president of the Migration Policy Institute, Kelly Gallego Massaro, president of ABRACAM-Associação Brasileira de Câmbio, and Sergio Sagastume, CEO of Amigo Paisano joined Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration and Remittances Program at the Inter-American Dialogue for this important panel.
President Laura Chinchilla, co-chair of the Inter-American Dialogue and former president of Costa Rica and Frank Mora, US ambassador to the Organization of American States, came together for a conversation on the future of the inter-American system, especially important in the face of the multiple challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean, including migration, insecurity, and democratic decline.