10:30 am EST - 12:00 pm EST

Past Event

Re-Thinking U.S.-Latin American Relations: A Hemispheric Partnership for a Turbulent World

Monday, November 24, 2008

10:30 am - 12:00 pm EST

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

With changing political leadership in Washington, the United States has a fresh opportunity to engage the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean and begin to tackle a range of major hemispheric challenges, including energy, trade, migration and security.

On November 24, the Brookings Institution hosted the Partnership for the Americas Commission for the release of their report, “Re-thinking U.S.-Latin American Relations: A Hemispheric Partnership for a Turbulent World.” Developed during a series of consultations over the past several months, the report offers a set of policy recommendations to the next U.S. administration to meet the challenges facing the U.S. and Latin America, from economic and poverty policies to security, foreign policy and energy.

The Commission is composed of 20 eminent figures from across the hemisphere and is chaired by former U.S. Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering and former President of Mexico Ernesto Zedillo. The Commission co-chairs discussed the commission’s findings and recommendations. Brookings President Strobe Talbott offered introductory remarks.