Irene Estefanía is the Senior Manager of Institutional Development & External Relations at the Inter-American Dialogue. She joined the Dialogue in 2016 as a Program Assistant in the Office of the President and later became its Program Strategy & Communication Associate. She previously worked as Executive Assistant to the Bureau Chief for El País in Washington, DC and as Project Assistant for the Latin American team at the National Democratic Institute (NDI).
Born in Spain, Irene studied at the Norway campus of the renowned United Word Colleges. She graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College, where she received a BA with a double major in Political Science and German. She is fluent in Spanish, English, German and Portuguese, and has working proficiency in French.
On March 19, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a conference call with Alicia Bárcena and Santiago Levy. The discussion centered around the consequences of this pandemic for the global economy and the Latin American and Caribbean region in particular.
Over the past two weeks, Spain has become an accidental protagonist in the diplomatic efforts to end Venezuela’s crises. The good news is that Spain is well-positioned to lead the effort to restore democracy in Venezuela. The bad news is that the Spanish government is deeply conflicted about what to do. But there are five clear ways that Spain can demonstrate that the democratic cause in Venezuela is not just a guise for U.S. adventurism.
On December 7, 2018, the Inter-American Dialogue’s Working Group on Latin America met for its 31st session. Dating back to 2001, the group is one of the longest-running and most successful initiatives at the Dialogue. It brings together a select group of political, academic, and civil society leaders from across…
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.