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Eric Farnsworth leads the Washington office of the Council of the Americas and the Americas Society with a passion for promoting the importance of the Western Hemisphere for U.S. economic, security, and strategic interests. He maintains an important thought leadership and advocacy role across a broad range of issues, including U.S. relations, economic development, trade, and energy; Asia-Latin American relations and global governance; and security and democracy. He consults frequently with senior U.S. government and foreign officials and private sector leaders, is a widely-sought conference speaker and media commentator, and publishes regularly in leading newspapers and journals. Prior to the Council, Farnsworth spent almost a decade in government with the U.S. Department of State, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and Clinton White House. He also served in the U.S. Senate with Sam Nunn (D-GA). His private sector experience includes positions with ManattJones Global Strategies and also the Bristol-Myers Squibb Corporation.
In 2016, the King of Spain decorated him for his work to promote bilateral and regional relations. In 2022, the Government of Chile awarded him the Order of Bernardo O’Higgins, Grand Official, the country’s highest civilian award for non-citizens.