ADVISORY: Colombian Interior Minister Carrillo on Lessons in Citizen Participation, Minority Rights, and Social Inclusion

Washington, D.C. – Please join the Center for the American Progress in welcoming Colombian Interior Minister Fernando Carrillo and CAP President Neera Tanden on Monday, February 25 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.


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

Michael Werz, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress


February 25, 2013
10:00 a.m. ET – 11:15 a.m. ET


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