Past Event

The State of the Americas

Featuring a keynote address by José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the Organization of American States

9:00 - 10:30 AM EST

After a historic wave of presidential elections throughout the Americas, the countries of the region find themselves, in many respects, at a set of inter-related crossroads. Drawing on his wealth of political, diplomatic, and governing experience, OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza will help illuminate the often over-simplified meaning and implications of political developments in the region and the challenges that lie ahead. An expert panel will expand upon that analysis to focus on how changes throughout the region affect the United States and U.S. policy toward our hemispheric neighbors.

Followed by an expert panel discussion on the implications for U.S. policy toward the region involving:

Cynthia Arnson, Director, Latin America Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Marcela Sanchez, The Washington Post
Arturo Valenzuela, Director, Center for Latin American Studies, Georgetown University

Moderated by:
Dan Restrepo, Director, The Americas Project, Center for American Progress