Democracy Dialogues: Conversations with Latin America Leaders

Watch a recap of top moments from this series featuring key figures unraveling the complexities and charting the future course of hemispheric democracy.

As we kick off 2024, our Democracy Dialogues series is set to feature key leaders from across the Americas, presenting crucial conversations about democracy in the context of a vibrant election year for the region.

Tune in on the first Thursday of every month as we sit down with prominent figures to unravel the complexities and chart the course for the future of democracy in the Americas. If you're new to the series, get to know some of our previous guests in this recap video. 

Previous guests:

  • Moisés Naím, Distinguished Fellow at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Miriam Kornblith, Senior Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, National Endowment for Democracy
  • Eric L. Olson, Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Seattle International Foundation 
  • Rosa María Payá, Cuban Human Rights and Democracy Activist
  • Leopoldo López, National Coordinator of the Voluntad Popular Political Party
  • Jacqueline Charles, Caribbean Correspondent, Miami Herald
  • Risa Grais-Targow, Director of Latin America, Eurasia Group 
  • Bernardo Arevalo, President-elect of Guatemala 
  • Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

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Democracy Dialogues is a series of conversations we need to be having now on the state of democracy in the Americas. Hosted by Eric Farnsworth, these one-on-one interviews with leading democracy practitioners explore the most difficult issues of regional democratic governance with an eye toward pragmatic, well-calibrated solutions.

Past featured guests have included Guatemalan President-elect Bernardo Arévalo, Colombia's then-President Iván Duque, NBA Basketball Star Enes Kanter Freedom, OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro, CubaDecide founder Rosa María Payá, Editor-in-Chief of Americas Quarterly Brian Winter, and founder and Editor of Nicaragua's Confidencial Carlos Fernando Chamorro.

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