6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

A View from the White House: Latin America Policy Under the Trump Administration

There will be a live webcast of this event

Though President Trump has not traveled to Latin America since taking office, the region has kept his national security team busy. The White House has repeatedly imposed sanctions on Venezuela, promulgated new restrictions on travel and investment in Cuba, raised concerns about increased coca cultivation in Colombia, attempted a new approach to migration from Central America, and engaged Mexico in complex trade negotiations. Peru hosted the Summit of the Americas in April, and Argentina hosts the G-20 leaders’ summit in November, which will be President Trump’s first trip to the region.

For the president’s first year in office, Fernando Cutz was at the center of these and other high-profile issues, serving on the National Security Council staff as the President's Director for South America, and Acting Senior Adviser to National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster.

Please join us on Monday, September 24 at 9 a.m. for Cutz’s first public remarks on his experiences leading Latin America policymaking in the Trump White House.

Registration will open at 8:30 a.m.

Update: This event has been moved to the Auditorium. Please note that seating is based on a first-come, first-served basis. An overflow room will be provided once the auditorium has reached its full capacity. 

Keynote Speaker

Fernando Cutz 
Former Director for South America & Acting Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs
National Security Council, The White House


Benjamin Gedan 
Senior Adviser, Latin American Program
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars