Michael Shifter, President, Inter-American Dialogue

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Michael Shifter, President, Inter-American Dialogue

Inter-American Dialogue President, Michael Shifter, sits down with CEO Angelica Ocampo to discuss the current economic and political challenges found in Latin America. Shifter and Ocampo speak on the current administration, Latin-China Relations, the current situation in Venezuela and Brazil, and the direction of Mexico after their elections. The Inter-American Dialogue engages its network of global leaders to foster democratic governance, prosperity, and social equity in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Dialogue aims to shape policy debate, devise solutions, and enhance cooperation within the western hemisphere.

Michael Shifter is the current president of the Inter-American Dialogue. He has been an integral part of the Dialogue since 1994, serving in other positions such as the Vice President for Policy and Director of the Dialogue’s democratic governance program. Shifter’s articles have been featured in The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Financial Times, Current History, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Journal of Democracy, Harvard International Review and in newspapers and journals in Columbia, Peru, Mexico, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Jamaica, Chile, Panama, Argentina and Brazil. He is often interviewed by US, Latin American, European and Chinese media, and appears frequently on CNN and BBC. In addition, Shifter is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where he teaches Latin American politics. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Latin American Studies Association and is a contributing editor to Current History.

Official Biography on Michael Shifter from the Inter-American Dialogue: https://www.thedialogue.org/experts/michael-shifter/

Inter-American Dialogue official website: https://www.thedialogue.org/about/

III Leadership for the Americas Awards Gala 2017: https://www.thedialogue.org/event/gala2017/

Luis von Ahn Website: https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~biglou/