Noelle Whitman is an intern with the Office of the President for the Summer 2021 term. She is a rising senior undergraduate at Georgetown University, studying Spanish, History, and Justice & Peace Studies. She is the president and founder of The Olas Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes educational equity and social impact for mothers in Guatemala City. Prior to interning with the Dialogue, Whitman interned with the gender equity organization, The United State of Women, and lived in the Dominican Republic as a volunteer for the nonprofit Education Across Borders.
As the political crisis in Haiti ensues with mounting social discontent and economic instability, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a conversation on the current conditions in Haiti as well as approaches to securing peace and democratic governance in a country beset by turmoil.
On June 23, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a private meeting with members of the delegation of the Unitary Democratic Platform of Venezuela during their visit to Washington, DC. The private roundtable conversation included Leopoldo Lopez, National Coordinator of Voluntad Popular and former Mayor of Chacao; and Gerardo Blyde, President of the Unitary Democratic Platform.
On June 10, the Inter-American Dialogue welcomed María Eugenia Vidal, former governor of Buenos Aires and Dialogue member, to discuss the current political and economic conditions of Argentina as the nation approaches elections in the fall.