13th Sol M. Linowitz Forum

Zoom Collage of Linowitz Participants

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

10:00 – 11:30 AM

Conversation on Global Politics & the State of Democracy

Featured Speaker: Frank Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University

Moderator: Philip Bennett, Special Projects Editor at FRONTLINE PBS

Thursday, June 24, 2021  

1:00 – 1:15 PM


Welcome Remarks

Laura Chinchilla, Tom Shannon, Michael Shifter

1:15 – 3:00 PM


Briefings by US Administration Officials

US Policy towards Latin America

Chair: Tom Shannon

Speakers, appearing separately:

Ricardo Zúñiga, Special Envoy for the Northern Triangle, US Department of State

Dan Erikson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Western Hemisphere, US Department of Defense

3:00 – 4:00 PM


4:00 – 5:30 PM

Session on Economic Recovery

Prospects for Regional Collaboration on Boosting Economic Growth, Addressing the Social Effects of Covid-19, and Climate Change and a Sustainable Recovery

Chair: Luis Miguel Castilla

Staff Co-Chairs:

Margaret Myers, Program Director, Asia & Latin America

Lisa Viscidi, Program Director, Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries

5:30 PM

Plenary Day 1 Ends


Friday, June 25, 2021

10:00 – 11:30 AM

Session on Democratic Governance

Prospects for Regional Collaboration; Fight against Corruption; and Strengthening Judicial Systems, Security, and Civil Society

Chair: Laura Chinchilla

Staff Co-Chairs:

Michael Shifter, President

Rebecca Bill Chavez, Non-Resident Senior Fellow

11:30 – 12:30 PM Break
12:30 – 2:00 PM

Session on Health

Prospects on Regional Preparedness for Future Pandemics; Quality and Transparency of Data; Implementation of International Health Regulations; Equal Access to Health Services & Products; and Health Misinformation

Chairs: Julio Frenk & Helene Gayle

Staff Co-Chairs:

Ariel Fiszbein, Program Director, Education

Denisse Yanovich, Deputy to the President & Director of Development, External Relations & Special Projects

2:00 – 2:15 PM Closing Remarks
2:15 PM Plenary Day 2 Ends