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(VIII Cumbre de las Américas)

The Road to the IX Summit of the Americas

Council of the Americas will host a meeting with experts who will give an early overview of the ninth gathering of heads of state.

11:00 am to 12:00 pm ET

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(VIII Cumbre de las Américas)

Overview

Council of the Americas, in coordination with the OAS Summits of the Americas Secretariat, will hold an event to give an early overview of the planning for the IX Summit of the Americas, which the United States will host in 2021.

Following on the VIII Summit of the Americas hosted by Peru, the U.S. government has laid out three overarching areas of focus: economic growth and jobs, democracy and good governance, and transparency. This session will draw on the private sector paper on economic growth submitted for governments to consider at their first planning meeting. 

To register, email us at: dcprograms@as-coa.org

RSVP no later than 3:00 pm the day before the event.

Speakers

James Lambert
Ambassador and Secretary for Hemispheric Affairs, OAS

James M. Lambert is a former diplomat and ambassador (1982-2015). He is a Canadian thought leader on multilateral diplomacy, and relations with Latin America and Caribbean. Lambert currently provides multilateral stewardship at the Organization of American States. As a member of...

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Hugo de Zela
Ambassador of Peru to the United States

Hugo de Zela is a career diplomat with 42 years of service. He has served as permanent representative to the Organization of American States (OAS), Peru's ambassador to Brazil and Argentina, Peru's national coordinator in the Rio Group, as well as a member of Peru's delegation in...

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Kevin O'Reilly
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Kevin Michael O’Reilly became deputy assistant secretary of state for Western hemisphere affairs after having served as director of the Office of Brazil and Southern Cone Affairs. He previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Panama City, Panama, from...

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