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44th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas

Council of the Americas

May 07, 2014

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LOOKING TO THE AMERICAS: THE UNITED STATES IN 2014


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Featuring a Davos-style interview format, the 44th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas focused on U.S. policy in the Western Hemisphere. Each year, the conference provides a platform for the top government, industry, and policy leaders in the hemisphere to discuss the state of regional affairs with a business-relevant focus.

Speakers:

  • John Kerry, Secretary of State - summary | video | transcript of remarks
  • Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce
  • Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security
  • Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts
  • Tim Kaine, Senator
  • Ed Royce, Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Roberta Jacobson, Assistant Secretary of State
  • Jorge Familiar, Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, The World Bank
  • Moisés Naím, Scholar, Carnegie Endowment; Author and Contributing Editor, The Atlantic

For registration or sponsorship information, please contact the Council of the Americas at 202-659-8989 or email Stephanie Davis at sdavis@as-coa.org.

Read the report on the 43rd Washington Conference on the Americas.

 

 

Washington Conference Blog

Get summaries, videos, remarks, and more from the 44th Washington Conference on the Americas. 

Secretary of State John Kerry on Expanding Prosperity in the Western Hemisphere

Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | By Rachel Glickhouse

Kerry spoke about how education, trade and economic integration, energy security, and good governance can boost growth in the Americas. ... Read More

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson on Facilitating Legal Flows of Goods and People

Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | By Christian Gómez, Jr.

The secretary of homeland security talked trade, cybersecurity, and immigration at the Washington Conference. ... Read More

Keynote Speaker: Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on U.S.-Latin America Ties

Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | By Rachel Glickhouse

Pritzker focused on the importance of promoting free-trade agreements in the hemisphere. ... Read More

Asst. Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson on U.S. Policy in the Americas

Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | By Rachel Glickhouse

Jacobson gave her views on U.S. engagement in Latin America, ranging from ties to the Pacific Alliance to social media for promoting democracy. ... Read More

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine on Mexico's Moment and the Revitalization of North America

Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | By Christian Gómez, Jr.

The Virginia senator stressed the importance of the U.S.-Mexico trade relationship, as well as prospects for immigration reform. ... Read More

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Latin American Trade Ties

Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | By Rachel Glickhouse

The Massachusetts governor gave insight on the importance of building relationships with Latin America at the state level. ... Read More

Panel: The Opportunity Agenda in the Americas

Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | By Christian Gómez, Jr.

The World Bank’s Jorge Familiar and the Carnegie Endowment’s Moisés Naím conversed on the expanding middle class in the Americas, crime and security, the innovation agenda, and energy. ... Read More

Highlights: 44th Washington Conference on the Americas

July 28, 2014

Watch Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials outline their vision for U.S. policy in the Americas. ...

Video: John Kerry at the 44th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas

May 07, 2014

Watch Secretary of State John Kerry's remarks at COA's Washington Conference, where he discussed U.S.-Latin American cooperation in education, trade, energy, and governance.​...

CNNE: La conferencia anual del COA en Washington sobre el futuro y los retos de Latinoamérica

May 07, 2014

En el marco de la reunión anual, Christopher Sabatini de AS/COA habla con DirectoUSA acerca de la visión del Secretario de Estado, John Kerry, sobre la región....

NTN24: Conferencia anual de COA en Washington - Secretario de Estado hace llamado al gobierno de Venezuela

May 07, 2014

Durante la conferencia anual de COA en Washington, el Secretario de Estado, John Kerry, hizo referencia a la crisis que afecta al pueblo venezolano....

VOA: Conferencia anual de COA en Washington - EE. UU. pide avances en diálogo en Venezuela

May 07, 2014

Altos oficiales del Departamento de Estado norteamericano analizaron la situación actual en Venezuela y Cuba, durante la conferencia anual del COA....

Video: Highlights of the 43rd Annual Washington Conference on the Americas

July 03, 2013

COA's conference gave an overview of the opportunities for U.S.-Latin American relations, as well as the hemisphere's place in the global economy....

Agenda

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Tuesday, May 6: Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

5:00 - 6:30pm: Opening Reception for conference attendees, senior diplomats, and government officials

  • Ed Royce, Representative and Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Eduardo Medina Mora, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States

Wednesday, May 7: U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

8:00 - 8:45am: Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:45 - 8:55am: Welcome and Introduction

  • Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Council of the Americas
  • John Negroponte, Chairman, Council of the Americas
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Council of the Americas

U.S. Policy in the Western Hemisphere

8:55 - 9:15am: Roberta Jacobson, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemispheric Affairs

  • Introduced by Susan Segal

9:15 - 9:30am: John Kerry, Secretary of State (Watch his remarks live at 9:15am ET.)

  • Introduced by John Negroponte

9:30 - 10:00am: Mexico's Moment and the Revitalization of North America

  • Tim Kaine, Senator and Chairman, U.S.-Mexico Interparliamentary Group
  • Interviewed by John Negroponte

10:00 - 10:45am: The Opportunity Agenda in the Americas

  • Jorge Familiar, Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, The World Bank
  • Moisés Naím, Scholar, Carnegie Endowment; Author and Contributing Editor, The Atlantic
  • Moderated by Eric Farnsworth

10:45 - 11:15am: Networking Break

11:15 - 11:50am: Creating Growth and Opportunity at Home and in the Americas

  • Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts
  • Interviewed by Mónica Pinzón Bueno, Consul General of Colombia in Boston

11:50am - 12:30pm: Facilitating Legal Flows of Goods and People

  • Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security
  • Interviewed by Susan Segal

12:30 - 1:00pm: Relocate to Ben Franklin Diplomatic Reception Hall

1:00 - 2:30pm: Keynote Luncheon: Strengthening Economic Ties Across the Americas

  • Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce
  • Interviewed by Edward Luce, Chief U.S. Commentator, Financial Times