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.
Ambassador Thomas Shannon, the co-chair of the Inter-American Dialogue, offered five rules for diplomacy in the 21st century.
Experts discussed the call for reforming multilateral development banks (MDBs) to adjust their incentives and operating models to address the climate crisis and how green finance and other innovative methods can help drive the energy transition in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Gabriela Frías, business anchor for CNN en Español and Juan Gonzalez, senior advisor and special assistant to the President of the United States as well as senior director for the Western Hemisphere at the National Security Council convened for a keynote dialogue with insights into the White House’s perspective on a number of current trends across the Western Hemisphere.
Expert panelists explored the question of Latin America and the Caribbean’s preparedness in the face of a future pandemic. Despite making up less than 10 percent of the world’s population, the region accounted for more than 25 percent of worldwide deaths from the Covid-19 pandemic. The panel focused on the ways in which healthcare policy in LAC shifted during and after the pandemic, as well as the outcomes from pandemic policy implementations.
The 26th Annual CAF Conference kicked off with a fireside chat between Dr. Rebecca Bill Chavez, President & CEO, Inter-American Dialogue and Ambassador Nina Hachigian, US Special Representative for City and State Diplomacy, to discuss the inaugural Cities Summit of the Americas, which was held in Denver, Colorado, in April.
La lucha contra el cambio climático en la República Dominicana fue el tema principal de la Séptima Edición de la Cátedra Magistral Ambiental, organizada el 6 de junio por la Universidad Central del Este, la Fundación Propagas, y el Diálogo Interamericano.
As Guatemalans got ready to vote in presidential, legislative, and local elections scheduled for June 25, 2023, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a panel discussion with Guatemalan experts on the overall context in which these elections would take place.
The side event was a joint initiative of the Permanent Missions of Colombia and Chile, together with the Inter-American Dialogue and the OAS.
Building on our December event “Peru’s Precarious Politics – The Crisis Deepens,” the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a follow-up panel discussion on Peru’s ongoing social and political crisis.
On May 24, the Inter-American Dialogue and the Boston University Global Development Policy Center co-hosted a webinar titled “At a Crossroads: China’s Post-Pandemic Economic Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.” The event considered China’s dynamic and evolving economic engagement with the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region, and drew upon new findings and data from the Inter-American Dialogue and the Boston University Global Development Policy Center.
At the inaugural Cities Summit of the Americas in Denver, Colorado, the Inter-American Dialogue and CAF-Development Bank of Latin America convened a high-level workshop entitled, “Women’s Economic Empowerment & the Digital Transformation.”
To explore the innovative tools key to materializing these financial flows, Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online event “Unlocking Climate Finance in Latin America and the Caribbean” on May 8, 2023.
To explore the social and human rights implications of critical minerals mining, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online event “Critical Minerals in LAC: the ‘S’ in ESG” on April 11, 2023.
On March 29, 2023, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a private discussion with Victoria Gama and Arun Pillai-Essex of Verisk Maplecroft, as well as with Alejandro Martínez de Hoz of White & Case, to explore the ever-changing risks and opportunities facing industries of the energy transition.