Sofia Lalinde joined the Inter-American Dialogue in 2019 as a Program Assistant in the Office of the President. She graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with a BA in International Politics, focusing on foreign policy and processes.
Prior to joining the Dialogue, she interned in the Legislative Affairs Office of the Department of Treasury and at the Fabretto Foundation, an organization that serves to empower children and families in Nicaragua through education. Additionally, she has studied in France and Switzerland. While abroad, she interned at the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), an international NGO at the United Nations Headquarters.
She is fluent in English and Spanish and has working proficiency in French.
The 22d 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.
On September 26 and 27, 2019, the 2nd Annual Global Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean took place at the Union League Club in New York City, concomitantly with the United Nations General Assembly. Dialogue Members Leonel Fernández and Laura Chinchilla participated in this year’s forum.