Julissa Reynoso, chief of staff for the First Lady and former US ambassador to Uruguay, will be the co-chair of the White House Gender Policy Council in the Biden administration.
Dialogue members Susana Malcorra and Rebeca Grynspan are participating in a thought leadership series titled “Women’s Voices for an Equal Future.” The series is organized by the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) and the Group of Women Leaders Voices for Change and Inclusion (GWL-Voices).
Rebeca Grynspan, secretary general of SEGIB, was appointed by the G-20 to the High Level Independent Panel (HLIP) on financing the global pandemic preparedness and response.
Roberta Jacobson, former assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, will join the National Security Council under US President Joe Biden to oversee issues related to the US southern border.
Julissa Reynoso, partner at the law firm Winston & Strawn, is set to become the chief of staff for the future First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, when President-elect Joe Biden assumes office on January 20, 2021.
Luis Miguel Castilla, former minister of finance and economy of Peru, has published a new book titled “La oportunidad del siglo: Reformas económicas para un país más próspero y justo,” or “The opportunity of the century: Economic reforms for a more prosperous and just country.”
US President-elect Joe Biden has selected Xavier Becerra, attorney general for the state of California, as his nominee for secretary of health and human services.
Two Dialogue members, Laura Chinchilla and Sylvia Escovar, were named “Women of the Decade” at the 2020 Women Economic Forum (WEF) for Latin America. The WEF focuses on the role of women in the global economy, and this year’s virtual conference took place on November 6 and 7, 2020.
Laura Chinchilla, former president of Costa Rica, is the recipient of the 2020 Women Political Leaders (WPL) Trailblazer Award. This award is presented to incumbent and former presidents and prime ministers for breaking political glass ceilings and reaching the highest echelon of political leadership.
Juan Manuel Santos, former president of Colombia and Nobel laureate, has published a book titled Un mensaje optimista para un mundo en crisis, or “An optimistic message for a world in crisis.”
Tabata Amaral, federal deputy in São Paulo and education activist, has published a book titled Nosso lugar: O caminho que me levou à luta por mais mulheres na política, or “Our place: The path that led me to the fight for more women in politics.”
Priscila Vansetti, director of Global Strategy and Business Development at Corteva Agriscience, was named the Lifetime Achievement – Industry Award recipient of the 2020 HENAAC Awards, sponsored by the Great Minds in Stem (GMiS).
Mia Amor Mottley, prime minister of Barbados, has been nominated to serve as Development Committee Chair for the joint committee of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Robert Zoellick, former deputy of secretary of state and former president of the World Bank, has published a new book titled America in the World: A History of US Diplomacy and Foreign Policy.
The Inter-American Dialogue mourns the loss of Brent Scowcroft, who died on August 7 at his home in Falls Church, Va. He was 95.