The Summit of the Americas brings together leaders from North, South, and Central America and the Caribbean every three years to discuss challenges and opportunities for regional cooperation. The summit this year will take place in Los Angeles from June 6 to 10, making it the first time the U.S. will host since the inaugural 1994 meeting in Miami. On the podcast, we will discuss the historical significance of the summit and the political implications of the 2022 meeting. What does a successful summit look like? Why are some countries not receiving an invitation? Mr. Michael Shifter joins us today to discuss the ninth Summit of the Americas.
Michael Shifter is the former president of the Inter-American Dialogue, a leading policy forum on Western Hemisphere affairs based in Washington, D.C. Shifter has held senior positions at the Dialogue for nearly three decades and currently serves as Senior Fellow at the organization. Prior to joining the Dialogue, Shifter directed the Latin American and Caribbean program at the National Endowment for Democracy and, before that, the Ford Foundation’s governance and human rights program in the Andean region and Southern Cone.
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