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The Road to the 2022 Summit of the Americas: Vaccine Diplomacy and Engagement

December 14, 2021 • 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST

Join the CSIS Americas Program and Project on Prosperity and Development for a virtual discussion on vaccine diplomacy and engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean leading up to the 2022 Summit of the Americas.

The Covid-19 pandemic is arguably the most significant economic and social disruption since World War II. In addition to being the moral and right thing to do from a public health standpoint, whichever country is seen as “solving” the Covid-19 vaccine challenge will reap enormous public diplomacy benefits.

Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is the most devastated region by the pandemic in terms of fatality rates and negative economic impacts and represents 31 percent of fatalities globally. In addition, Covid-19 has impacted politics, drastically set back education, and put pressure on democratic governance in the region. The event seeks to discuss what efforts the U.S. as well as multilateral and regional partners must take to address vaccination challenges and prepare for future pandemics in LAC.

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.

Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development
Katherine E. Bliss
Senior Fellow and Director, Immunizations and Health Systems Resilience, Global Health Policy Center

Alfonso José Quiñónez Lemus

Ambassador of Guatemala to the United States
Chief Technical Leadership Officer, Pan American Development Foundation

Maria Luisa Boyce

Vice President, UPS Global Public Affairs