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During his February 2016 visit to the United States, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos’ first public event was hosted by the Woodrow Wilson Center, in partnership with the Inter-American Dialogue, Atlantic Council, Council of the Americas, and the U.S. Institute of Peace. The session focused on a range of issues with a particular focus on the ongoing peace negotiations. Afterward, we asked Latin American Program Director, Cynthia Arnson, to share her reactions. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.


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Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more