The Challenges for Sustainable Economic Growth in Chile and the Region


Event Summary This event has passed.

A Conversation with Sebastián Piñera


Sebastián Piñera Echenique was President of Chile from 2010 to 2014. He is currently the frontrunner in Chile’s upcoming presidential election, to be held on November 19, 2017. Piñera is supported by a coalition of conservative and center-right political parties, called Chile Vamos. Before becoming president, he was a successful entrepreneur and businessman with a broad portfolio of investments in banking, media, airlines, and sports. He was the first center-right candidate to win the presidency since Chile’s return to democracy. Piñera is a member of the Inter-American Dialogue.

Follow this event on Twitter at #PiñeraInDC, @The_Dialogue, & @LATAMProg.

Welcoming remarks

Jane Harman

Director, President, and CEO, Wilson Center


The Honorable Sebastián Piñera

Former President of Chile, Current Presidential Candidate (@sebastianpinera)


Eric L. Olson

Deputy Director, Latin American Program, Wilson Center (@Eric_Latam)

Michael Shifter

President, Inter-American Dialogue (@MichaelShifter)