Shaily Acharya

United States |  Intern, Migration, Development, and Remittances Program


Shaily Acharya joined the Inter-American Dialogue in 2022 as an intern for the Migration, Development, and Remittances program. Acharya is currently a junior at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, majoring in International Economics with minors in International Development and Mathematics. She has previously researched with the Institute for the Study of International Migration and the Global Governance Forum, focusing on topics surrounding international trade and migration. Her research interests include labor and migration, particularly as it relates to the impact of remittances on socioeconomic outcomes in low-income countries. She is fluent in English and Nepali and has professional proficiency in Spanish.

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Assistant Secretary Brian A. Nichols, Manuel Orozco, Michael Shifter Video

A Conversation with Assistant Secretary Brian A. Nichols on Central America

On March 16, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a conversation with Assistant Secretary Brian A. Nichols to discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to tackle the root causes of migration from Central America to the United States. Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, introduced the conversation, which was moderated by Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances, and Development program at the Dialogue.

Collage of panelists Video

Nicaragua 2022: Is a Political Transition Possible?

On January 12th, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a panel of experts to explore the changing political situation in Nicaragua. The panel, called “Nicaragua 2022: Is a Political Transition Possible?” was aimed at discussing the extent of a possible democratic transition in Nicaragua in 2022.