Azul Hidalgo Solá

Argentina  |  Intern, Rule of Law Program , Inter-American Dialogue


Azul Hidalgo Solá is a senior at The George Washington University pursuing a major in International Affairs and a minor in Journalism & Mass Communication. She is from Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she will be working remotely for the semester. In terms of her academic and career interests, she has focused most of her research on transitional justice issues, justice and reconciliation processes, memory construction, and forced disappearances in the Southern Cone and Colombia.

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Moderator: Michael Camilleri, Panelists (Right to Left): Laura Zommer, Arturo Valenzuela, Felipe Estefan, and Ilona Szabó. Image of Peruvian protestor sign reading “somos la generación que hará caer a los corruptos”. Video

Democracy in a Post-Pandemic Latin America

On December 2, 2020 the Inter-American Dialogue partnered with Luminate to host the webinar “Democracy in a Post-Pandemic Latin America.” Panelists discussed the current state of democratic institutions in the region, the role of disinformation, as well as the findings of Luminate’s new public opinion research on shifting perceptions on democracy during the pandemic.

Moderator: Michael Camilleri, Opening Remarks: Renata Segura, Speakers (Right to Left): Elizabeth Dickenson, Juan Fernando Cristo, Paul Angelo, and Adriana Mejía Hernández. Image of Colombian protestors walking on a street. Video

Waiting for Peace: Violence Against Social Leaders in Colombia

On October 21, 2020, the Dialogue along with the International Crisis Group (ICG) hosted “Waiting for Peace: Violence Against Social Leaders in Colombia”. Panelists debated the findings of the ICG’s new report “Leaders Under Fire: Defending Colombia’s Front Line of Peace” and engaged in a discussion on the current rise in violence against social leaders and the implementation of the 2016 peace agreement.

Moderator: Michael Camilleri (Top left)/ Speakers: Sergio Bitar, Catalina Botero, Carlos Ayala, and Alexandra Huneeus (Top left to right then bottom)/ Image of Chilean protests and flag Video

The Context of the Constitutional Reform in Chile: The Comparative International Experience

On October 5, 2020, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted “The Context of the Constitutional Reform in Chile: The Comparative International Experience,” part of a series of events related to the process of constitutional reform in Chile. Panelists discussed a set of comparative examples from which Chile can draw lessons from as well as considerations that Chile must make as they undergo the process of constitutional reform.