The Russian invasion of Ukraine has resulted in rising energy prices, food insecurity, and more expensive fertilizers in Latin America and the Caribbean, as countries are already reeling from the economic headwinds of the COVID-19 pandemic. Coordinated international collaboration and assertive action is urgently needed to help countries dealing with the fallout of current global dynamics.

Why is economic recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean strategically important for the international community? What is the relationship between disinformation, inflation, and food insecurity? How can Latin America and the Caribbean’s partners best step up to support countries in the region in their efforts to recover from these shocks?

Join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and Eurasia Center on Monday, September 19, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. (ET), for our fourth annual conference on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. This year the focus will be on the implications of the Ukraine war for Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly on food and energy security in the region.


H.E. Alejandro Giammattei
Republic of Guatemala

H.E. Josep Borrell
High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
European Union;
Vice President
European Commission

H.E. Dmytro Kuleba
Minister of Foreign Affairs

H.E. Mario Búcaro
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Republic of Guatemala

The Hon. Jose W. Fernandez
Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment
United States Department of State

Kira Rudik
People’s Deputy; Leader of the Golos Party
Parliament of Ukraine

Martin Spicer
Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean
International Finance Corporation

Marcela Escobari
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean
United States Agency for International Development

Robert M. Persaud
Foreign Secretary
Co-operative Republic of Guyana

Andrey Stavnitser
The Superhumans Initiative and Help Center Ukraine;
Chief Executive Officer and Co-owner
TIS Cargo

Lisa Schineller
Managing Director, Sovereign Ratings Department and Economist for Latin America
S&P Global Ratings

Edgar Villanueva
Environment Analysis Manager
Corporación Multi Inversiones

Paul Dyck
Vice-President, International Government Affairs

Adrienne Arsht
Executive Vice Chair;
Founder, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center;
Founder, Adrienne Arsht–Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center

Atlantic Council

Fred Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council

John Herbst
Senior Director, Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

Jason Marczak
Senior Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Melinda Haring
Deputy Director, Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

Annmarie Hordern
Washington Correspondent
Bloomberg Television and Radio

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.