Beyond the Headlines: The Summit of the Americas A Conversation with Juan Gonzalez
In early June 2022, leaders from 23 countries across the Americas convened in Los Angeles to participate in the Ninth Summit of the Americas and discuss regional challenges, priorities, and opportunities. Several new initiatives were announced at this year’s summit, including the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity, the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection, and the Biden administration’s announcement of a capitalization of Inter-American Development Bank investment. In a conversation with Georgetown professor Diana Kapiszewski, special assistant to President Joe Biden and National Security Council senior director for the Western Hemisphere, Juan Gonzalez, will explore these new initiatives and more. Looking past the summit meeting headlines and towards the road ahead, Kapiszewski and Gonzalez will discuss the future of friend-shoring in the Americas, as well as the hurdles governments face in deepening multilateral collaboration in the Western Hemisphere at a time of great need.
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