The Sol M. Linowitz Forum, established in 1996, is dedicated to improving the quality of debate and communication on Western Hemispheric issues. The forum pays tribute to Ambassador Linowitz, the Dialogue’s founding chairman, and assembles Dialogue members once every two years to address the most important issues affecting the Americas.
At the forum, Dialogue members meet in plenary sessions and in smaller workshops, probe their differences, identify cooperative solutions to regional problems, and develop consensus proposals for action.
Drawing on these discussions, the Dialogue produces a policy report that reviews the main issues and offers recommendations for policy and action–for governments, international organizations, and private groups. The report is published and widely circulated throughout the hemisphere.
The most recent meeting of the Sol M. Linowitz Forum was held from June 22-24, 2017 in Washington, DC. The meeting marked the twentieth meeting of the Dialogue’s members in plenary. Members discussed a range of pressing topics, including opportunities for sustainable growth, challenges to democracy and rule of law, US politics and foreign policy, and US-Latin American relations in the age of Trump