Colombia Amid Change

Francisco Santos, Ambassador of Colombia to the United States

Latin America is undergoing significant political shifts with the recent elections of new leaders in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico. Three months into his term, Colombian President Iván Duque faces challenges including the influx of over a million Venezuelan refugees and growing numbers of disenchanted former members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Yet, optimism remains that a new chapter in Colombian history can still be written following the historic 2016 peace deal between the government and the FARC. Recent years have seen economic growth and significant gains in the country’s security situation. Despite local and regional obstacles, can Colombia seize on new opportunities for peace and prosperity?

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8:15 a.m. Registration and breakfast

8:30 a.m. Presentation and Q&A

9:30 a.m. Adjournment