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American Forum - U.S.-Latin American Relations: Recommendations for the New Administration

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Michael Shifter
October 27, 2008
11:00AM - 11:00AM (EDT)

Michael Shifter
Michael Shifter

Michael Shifter,Vice President for Policy & Director of the Andean Program at the Inter-American Dialogue. He is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. Shifter is a former director of the Latin American and Caribbean program at the National Endowment for Democracy, and at the Ford Foundation. He is a contributing editor to Current History, and co-editor of Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America (John Hopkins University Press), and has testified before Congress about U.S. policy toward Latin America.

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Latin America: In the last decade, we have witnessed a dramatic rise of leftist governments in Latin America. At the same time, there has also been a substantive decline in U.S. influence in the region, perhaps best exemplified by the failed launch of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). And long-standing issues such as drug control and immigration remain at the forefront of U.S.-Latin American policy concerns. For these reasons, in the fall of 2008, ten years after Chavez' landmark election in 1998, the Miller Center at the University of Virginia launched a special ongoing Forum series focused on Latin America.

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