The CSIS Americas Program is pleased to host former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos for a Global Leaders Forum. President Lagos will discuss the threat facing democracy in the world today, prospects for economic growth and development in the Latin American region, and the future of United States-Chile relations. The event will be moderated by former United States Senator Christopher Dodd.
Ricardo Lagos served as president of Chile from 2000 to 2006. During his term, he was known for pursuing health care reform and expanded access to education and led in pursuing international trade for Chile, along with addressing the crimes of Augusto Pinochet’s military regime. President Lagos was imprisoned by the Pinochet dictatorship. An economist with a PhD from Duke University, he taught at the University of North Carolina during his exile. Returning to Chile, he was a leader in the effort to restore democracy to Chile.
During his 30 years in the US Senate, Senator Dodd was chairman of the Senate Western Hemisphere Subcommittee and chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. After leaving the Senate, Senator Dodd was chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America for six years. He is now a senior counsel at the Arnold & Porter law firm.
This event is made possible by general support to CSIS.