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Prior to President Obama’s historic trip to Latin America, key members of the US diplomatic corps met at the Wilson Center to share perspectives on regional relations with special focus on Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay. 

Speakers (listed in order of appearance)
Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO, Wilson Center
Cynthia J. Arnson, Director, Latin American Program, Wilson Center
Mike Hammer, U.S. Ambassador to Chile
Bradley Freden, Chargé d’Affaires, Montevideo, Uruguay
Alex Lee, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Liliana Ayalde, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil
Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Wilson Center

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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