Event Recap

New Atlanticist

Mar 30, 2021

How the US can help Colombia surmount dual crises

By Larry Luxner

On the eve of the two-hundredth anniversary of diplomatic ties between the United States and Colombia, there is “good momentum to strengthen the bilateral relationship,” says Colombian President Iván Duque.

Colombia Coronavirus

The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center hosted on March 25, 2021, an #ACFrontPage conversation on the future of US-Colombia relations.

A new government in the United States provides an opportunity to strengthen US-Colombia cooperation on many fronts. The live conversation focused on the progress that has been made on key bilateral objectives in the past year, highlighting the strategic importance of strong US-Colombia relations. It also explored how the US and Colombia can continue to work together to address global challenges, including the world drug problem, the Colombian Peace implementation process, citizen security, human rights, the Venezuelan migration crisis, and COVID-19 recovery.

This live event* is part of the Atlantic Council Front Page event series, our premier ideas platform spotlighting global leaders who are championing constructive solutions to global challenges.

An #ACFrontPage Event

Atlantic Council Front Page is our premier live ideas platform for global leaders to discuss the defining challenges of our time. #ACFrontPage is a high-level event series featuring top newsmakers across multiple digital platforms. Harnessing the convening power and expertise of the Council’s sixteen programs and centers, #ACFrontPage leverages the Council’s capabilities in social media, press, and digital outreach to spotlight the world’s most prominent leaders and the most compelling ideas across sectors and engage new audiences eager for nonpartisan and constructive solutions to current global challenges. This widely promoted program features the Council’s most important guests and content serving as the highlight of our programming.

*This event is sponsored by IHS Towers.


President Iván Duque

President of the Republic of Colombia

Hon. Roy Blunt

United States Senator (R-MO)

Hon. Ben Cardin

United States Senator (D-MD)

Moderated by

Marie Arana

Author; Journalist; Literary Director
Library of Congress

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations and delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to inform how the public and private sectors can advance hemispheric prosperity.