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Panel Discussion: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00...

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Colombia Elections Outlook: Challenges for the Next Administration

Join AS/COA on May 9 as experts discuss what's in store for Colombia in 2018 and beyond.

Registration: 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00...

AS/COA
680 Park Avenue
New York
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Overview

Follow the discussion on Twitter: #ColombiaDecide @ASCOA

Colombians head to the polls on May 27 to pick a new president. Regardless of who wins the likely runoff in June, though, the incoming administration will face a unique period in the country's history. The peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has granted much needed stability, however, its implementation remains a challenge, and the country is deeply polarized. Panelists will analyze the main economic, security, and political challenges the new government will need to confront, taking into consideration the platforms of each presidential candidate. Join a group of experts as they discuss the country’s outlook in 2018 and beyond.

Check out our guide to Colombia's 2018 elections.

Panelists:
  • Richard Francis, Director of Sovereign Ratings, Fitch Ratings
  • Diego García-Devis, Senior Program Officer, Open Society Foundations
  • Muni Jensen, Senior Advisor, Albright Stonebridge Group
  • Adriana La Rotta, Senior Director, Media Relations, Americas Society and Council of the Americas (moderator)

Registration: This event is complimentary for all AS, COA, Chairman’s Council, President Circle, and YPA members;
$15 for all nonmembers. Prior registration is required.

Event Information: Rodrigo Riaza | rriaza@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8376
Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Calderon | acalderon@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8358
AS Individual Membership Information: Beckie Bintrim | bbintrim@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8342
COA Corporate Membership Info: Natalia Williamson | nwilliamson@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8374
Note: To view a list of COA corporate members, please click here.
Press Inquiries: mediarelations@as-coa.org
Cancellation: Please contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at jserrano@counciloftheamericas.org before 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8.

Speakers

Richard Francis
Director of Sovereign Ratings, Fitch Ratings

Richard Francis serves as director of sovereign ratings at Fitch Ratings. Previously, he was director of sovereign ratings at Standard & Poor’s. Francis was also a research economist at Morgan Stanley. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Rice university and a...

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Diego Garcia-Devis
Senior Program Officer, Global Drug Policy Program, The Open Society

Diego Garcia-Devis is a senior program officer for the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program overseeing the program’s Latin America portfolio. He is a Colombian political scientist with 15 years of experience analyzing, mediating, and monitoring the Colombian socio-political...

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Muni Jensen
Senior Advisor, Albright Stonebridge Group

Muni Jensen is a senior advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group. Previously, she worked at the Colombian Embassy in Washington, DC, for six years, under Luis Alberto Moreno (current president of the Interamerican Development Bank), Andrés Pastrana (former president of Colombia)...

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Adriana La Rotta
Senior Director, Media Relations, Americas Society and Council of the Americas

Adriana La Rotta is responsible for the development and the implementation of the organizations' media strategy, as well as day-to-day engagement with news outlets and publications. She joined AS/COA in May 2012.

La Rotta is an award-winning journalist and media professional...

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