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What is the pandemic’s lasting effect on the region’s health care systems, society, and economy? How has the pandemic impacted vulnerable populations including women? How can governments, multilateral organizations, and others best support countries’ reopening plans, and what might be the post-COVID-19 opportunities?

As mass vaccination campaigns begin across the region, the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center considers the region’s post-COVID future through our latest forward-looking report: LAC 2025: Three Post-COVID-19 Scenarios, written in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank.

Join us on Thursday, April 22, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EDT), as we dig into the findings and uncover what might be in Latin America and the Caribbean’s post-COVID-19 outlook. The event and report discussion will address the role of international financial institutions in the region’s economic reactivation, the pandemic’s lasting impact, and opportunities for a sustainable and resilient post-COVID-19 future.

Keynote conversation

Mauricio Claver-Carone
President
Inter-American Development Bank

Moderator: Jason Marczak
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Discussion: Latin America and the Caribbean’s outlook in a global landscape

Felipe Jaramillo
Vice President, Latin America and the Caribbean
World Bank

Alejandro Werner
Director, Western Hemisphere Department
International Monetary Fund

Moderator: María Eugenia Brizuela de Avila
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs (1999-2004)
Republic of El Salvador;
Senior Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Discussion: Post-COVID-19 opportunities and challenges

Reina Irene Mejía
Executive Vice President
Inter-American Development Bank

Kiki Del Valle
Executive Vice President, Market Development Latin America and the Caribbean
Mastercard

Mónica Zalaquett
Minister of Women and Gender Equality
Government of Chile

Moderator: Pepe Zhang
Associate Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations through high-impact work that shapes the conversation among policymakers, the business community, and civil society. The Center focuses on Latin America’s strategic role in a global context with a priority on pressing political, economic, and social issues that will define the trajectory of the region now and in the years ahead. Select lines of programming include: Venezuela’s crisis; Mexico-US and global ties; China in Latin America; Colombia’s future; a changing Brazil; Central America’s trajectory; Caribbean development; commercial patterns shifts; energy resources; and disinformation.

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