Inaugural Leadership for the Americas Awards Gala

On November 17, 2015, the Inter-American Dialogue honored the tireless, steadfast, effective, and ongoing public service of the Western Hemisphere’s most influential change agents at the Leadership for the Americas Awards Gala. More than 300 distinguished citizens from around the world attended the inaugural event, which received significant global press coverage. 

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Distinguished Honorees

Felipe González 

Former President of the Government of Spain
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Daniel Chávez Morán

Founder, Grupo Vidanta
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 Remarks

 Special Recognition

Roberta Jacobson

US Assistant Secretary of State
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Bernard Aronson

US Special Envoy to the Colombian Peace Process
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Master of Ceremonies

María Elena Salinas

Anchor, Univision
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Invocation

Theodore Cardinal McCarrick

Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, DC
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Musical Entertainment

Carla Dirlikov

Vocalist 
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Barrio Andalusí

Guillermo-Juan Christie, Guitar and Lute
Jon Seligmann, Frame Drums and Percussion

 Presenters

Ernesto Zedillo

Former President of Mexico
Co-Chair, Inter-American Dialogue
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Ricardo Lagos

Former President of Chile
Chair Emeritus, Inter-American Dialogue 
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Carla A. Hills

Chair, Hills & Co.
Former US Trade Representative 
Co-Chair, Inter-American Dialogue 
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Thomas F. McLarty

Chair, McLarty Associates
Former White House Chief of Staff
Co-Vice Chair, Inter-American Dialogue
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Enrique García

President, CAF – Development Bank of Latin America
Co-Vice Chair, Inter-American Dialogue
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