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Gustavo Petro and the Future of U.S.-Colombia Relations

Date & Time

Jun. 30, 2022
11:00am – 11:30am ET


On June 19, Colombians elected Gustavo Petro, a former guerrilla and former mayor of Bogotá, as the country’s first leftist president in modern history. As Petro prepares to take office, Benjamin Gedan, acting director of the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program, joins Wilson Center distinguished fellow Cynthia Arnson for a Twitter Spaces conversation on the outlook for U.S.-Colombia relations.

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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

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