The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (Funglode) announced the celebration of the Global Forum @ Casa de Campo: Towards the next Summit of the Americas: hemispheric challenges and renewed perspectives, on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, with the participation of leading analysts from the American hemisphere, who will share their reflections in a hybrid meeting. The forum is supported by International IDEA.

The Marina Riverside Center, in Casa de Campo, will host the meeting, which will start at 9:00 in the morning, with the participation of former presidents Leonel Fernández and Felipe Calderón, from the Dominican Republic and Mexico, respectively; Robert Menéndez, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate of the United States of America, and Kevin O’Reilly, National Coordinator of the United States of America of the IX Summit of the Americas, and  Roberto Álvarez, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic, followed by a speech. Via videoconference, Senator Robert Menéndez will make a presentation on the areas covered by the forum.

Also, Celso Amorim, former Foreign Minister of the Federative Republic of Brazil; Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue; Abraham Lowenthal, founding president of the Pacific Council on International Policy; Marisol Argueta de Barillas, head of Latin America at the World Economic Forum; Iván C. Rebolledo, Managing Partner, TerraNova Strategic Partners; Kenneth Frankel, President of the Canadian Council of the Americas; Jane S. Jaquette, professor emeritus of politics and diplomacy and global affairs at Occidental College, past president of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA); and Guy Mentel, CEO of Global Americans.

The words of welcome and presentation of the general program of the Forum will be offered by Marco Herrera, executive director of Funglode, and then former president Fernández, president of Funglode, will make an introduction. He will speak with the theme: “Next Summit of the Americas: hemispheric challenges and renewed perspectives.”

The meeting will take place in three panels, which will include renowned international analysts, and the conclusions will be offered by former President Fernández, Eduardo Gamarra, director of the Latino Public Opinion Forum at Florida International University (FIU), and Daniel Zovatto, regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean of International IDEA.

First Panel

“Towards the next Summit of the Americas: challenges and priorities of hemispheric relations”

Moderator: Eduardo Gamarra, director of the Latino Public Opinion Forum at Florida International University (FIU)

  • Felipe Calderón , former president of the United Mexican States: “ Hemispheric challenges at the Summit of the Americas”.
  • Kevin O’Reilly , National Coordinator for the United States at the IX Summit of the Americas: “ Priorities for the United States at the IX Summit of the Americas”.
  • Michael Shifter , President of the Inter-American Dialogue: ” Renewed Cooperation in a Troubled Hemisphere: Ahead of the Summit of the Americas.” Virtual presentation.

Second Panel

“ New paradigms in the Americas»

 Moderator: Daniel Zovatto, Regional Director of International IDEA

  • Celso Amorim, former chancellor of the Federative Republic of Brazil: ” The hour and turn of Latin America”.
  • Abraham Lowenthal , Founding President of the Pacific Council on International Policy: “ Rethinking United States Relations with its Nearest Neighbors in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.”
  • Marisol Argueta de Barillas,   Principal Director for Latin America of the World Economic Forum and member of the Executive Committee of the World Economic Forum: “New paradigms for growth with inclusion and sustainability”.
  • Roberto Herrera , president of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Dominican Republic, (AMCHAM): « Perspectives of the private sector ahead of the IX Summit of the Americas».

Third Panel

“Future prospects, opportunities”

Moderator:  Iván C. Rebolledo, Managing Partner, TerraNova Strategic Partners, TerraNova Strategic Partners and Chair of the Board of Directors of Global Americans.

  • Kenneth Frankel , president of the Canadian Council of the Americas: “ A middle power in search of a foreign policy in Latin America and elsewhere”.
  • Jane S. Jaquette, professor emeritus of politics and diplomacy and global affairs at Occidental College, former president of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA): “Women’s Political Participation and the Future of Democracy in the Americas”.
  • Guy Mentel, Executive Director of Global Americans: “ United States-Caribbean Relations: “Obstacles and Opportunities”.
  • Anatoly Kurmanaev , correspondent for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean of The New York Times – Political situation in the Americas. Virtual presentation.

Information courtesy of the Global Forum @ Casa de Campo page: Towards the next Summit of the Americas: hemispheric challenges and renewed perspectives: https://foroglobalfunglode.org/ 

*Featured image taken during the last forum held in Casa de Campo, November 2021