Kaitlyn Blansett

United States  |  Coordinator, Development & External Relations, Inter-American Dialogue

+1-202-463-2931 ˙ kblansett@thedialogue.org ˙

Kaitlyn Blansett joined the Inter-American Dialogue in 2019 as a coordinator for Development and External Relations. She graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington with a B.A. in Spanish and History with a concentration in Latin American history, as well as a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Latino Studies. After graduating, Kaitlyn moved back to her hometown of Richmond, Indiana where she worked in development and communications at Cope Environmental Center, a non-profit nature center. She also served on various boards including the Women’s Fund of Wayne County, the Society for the Preservation and Use of Resources, and the Sister Cities of Richmond, IN.

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Youth Employment and Sustaining Latin America’s Economic Recovery

On October 13, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue convened the virtual panel discussion on “Youth Employment and Sustaining Latin America’s Economic Recovery. In partnership with the United Way and Aspen Institute, the Inter-American Dialogue invited panelists to discuss how to create sustainable youth employment, highlighting the need to create better tools for job readiness and new frameworks to create opportunity for young people.

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President’s Leadership Council Meeting

On March 18, 2021 the Dialogue’s Presidents Leadership Council met virtually to discuss the priorities of the Biden administration and the US Congress towards Latin America.  

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Forward Together: A Conversation with Former Presidents of the Americas

On December 10, 2020, more than 700 participants joined live for “Forward Together: A Conversation with Former Presidents of the Americas,” a virtual panel of former presidents featuring Laura Chinchilla of Costa Rica, Ricardo Lagos of Chile, Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, and Ernesto Zedillo of Mexico. The discussion was moderated by Karen DeYoung of The Washington Post. The program began with opening remarks by Michael Shifter, president of the Dialogue, and Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., co-chair of the Dialogue’s Board of Directors, offered closing remarks.