Deputy Secretary of State Steinberg; Colombian Amb. to the U.S. Silva Speak at CSIS Conference on Colombia
June 9, 2011
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2011—The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Americas Program will host “Colombia 2020,” a conference on Colombia’s political, social, and economic potential. The Hon. Gabriel Silva, Colombian Ambassador to the United States, will deliver opening remarks and Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg will deliver the keynote address.
Monday, June 13, 9:00 a.m.–3:15 p.m.
CSIS B1 Conference Center, 1800 K Street NW
Credentialed members of the press who would like to attend must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
9:00-9:40 Opening Remarks
Introduction: Stephen Johnson, Senior Fellow and Director, Americas Program, CSIS
The Honorable Gabriel Silva, Ambassador of Colombia to the United States
9:45-10:45 First Panel: “Consolidating Peace”
Moderator: Phillip McLean, Senior Associate, Americas Program, CSIS
Alejandro Reyes, Chief Advisor to Colombia’s Minister of Agriculture
Juan Carlos Esguerra, Partner, Esguerra Barrera Arriaga
Adam Isacson, Director, Regional Security Policy Program, Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)
10:45 – Coffee Break
11:00-12:15 Second Panel: “Outlook for Colombia’s Economy”
Moderator: Meredith Broadbent, Senior Adviser and William M. Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS
Santiago Montenegro, President, Asofondos
Alberto Bernal, Head of Research, Bulltick Capital Markets
Ali Moshiri, President, Chevron Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production Company
Bill Lane, Director, Government Relations, Caterpillar Inc.
12:45-1:45 Luncheon Keynote Address
Introduction: The Honorable Thomas F. McLarty III, Senior Adviser, CSIS; President and Co-founder, McLarty Associates
James Steinberg, Deputy Secretary of State
2:00-3:15 Third Panel: “U.S. – Colombia Relations Looking Forward”
Moderator: Stephen Johnson, Senior Fellow and Director, Americas Program, CSIS
Carl Meacham, Senior Professional Staff Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Admiral Guillermo Barrera, Defense Attaché of Colombia
Rudi Hommes, former Colombian Minister of Finance (invited)
Moisés Naím, Senior Associate, International Economics Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization founded in 1962 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. It seeks to advance global security and prosperity by providing strategic insights and policy solutions to decisionmakers.
This conference is made possible by the U.S. - Colombia Business Partnership through a generous donation by Chevron.
H. Andrew Schwartz