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Citizen Participation, Minority Rights, and Social Inclusion: Lessons from Colombia

February 25, 2013, 10:00am ET - 11:15am ET

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About This Event

This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Colombian Interior Minister Fernando Carrillo will join CAP President Neera Tanden to discuss Colombia’s ambitious domestic agenda, focused on fostering broad-based economic growth and increasing trade and public investment to alleviate poverty, promote minority rights, social inclusion, and participation. Carrillo and Tanden will discuss the implications of Colombia’s recent success and relate these initiatives to the United States’ efforts to promote and protect the middle class.

Minister Carrillo, a respected student leader and voice on democracy, governance, and judicial reform for the last two decades, served as Inter-American Development Bank’s Representative in Brazil, coordinator of President Juan Manuel Santos’ transition team, and General Director of National Agency for Judicial Defense prior to assuming the Ministry of Interior.

Please join the Center for the American Progress in welcoming this distinguished public servant.

Distinguished Panelists:
Fernando Carrillo, Minister of the Interior, Republic of Colombia
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress

Moderator:
Michael Werz, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Location

Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC20005

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