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    U.S.-Colombia relations: A conversation with U.S. Ambassador to Colombia Kevin Whitaker

    When: Wednesday, March 16, 11:15 am  – 12:15 pm

    Where: The Brookings Institution, Saul/Zilkha Room, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC

    What: 

    On March 16, Foreign Policy at Brookings’ Latin America Initiative will host U.S. Ambassador to Colombia Kevin Whitaker who will offer an assessment of the state of U.S.-Colombia relations and the prospects for a successful peace accord between the Colombian Government and the FARC. Vice president and director of Foreign Policy Bruce Jones will provide introductory remarks. Senior Fellow Harold Trinkunas will moderate the discussion.

    Kevin Whitaker was confirmed as Ambassador to Colombia in April 2014. He has previously served as deputy assistant secretary of state for South America, as well as deputy chief of mission in Venezuela and diplomatic posts in Jamaica, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

    Join us as we convene a panel to discuss these subjects. The panel, made up of independent experts with deep knowledge ranging from human rights to economics and finance to broader political and security sector reform, will include EJ Hogendoorn of the International Crisis Group, Mausi Segun of Human Rights Watch, and Amadou Sy from The Brookings Institution. Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon, who directs the Africa Security Initiative at Brookings, will moderate the discussion.

    Following initial remarks and the opening discussion, Ambassador Whitaker will take audience questions. Join the conversation on Twitter at #USColombia.

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