Ethan Knecht is an intern in the Office of the President. He is an undergraduate at Georgetown University studying international politics and Latin American studies, and he previously worked as a research assistant at the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies.
The 22nd CAF Conference was held over September 5 and 6, 2018 at the Newseum in Washington, DC. Discussions focused on removing barriers to a free press in the region; realizing the promise of Chinese trade and investment; raising productivity and growth through technological innovation and structural reforms; ensuring that economic growth is environmentally sustainable; and analyzing political trends and elections across the hemisphere.
In terms of both symbolic and substantive changes, if Josep Borrell is confirmed as the next EU High Representative, the world can expect a more active and united EU in the Western Hemisphere, as well as a more conflictual EU-US relationship over the region.