Why is Chile in Such a Bad Mood?

Opening Remarks:
Carl Meacham
Director, Americas Program, CSIS  

Felipe Larraín Bascuñá 
Director, Latin American Center for Economic and Social Policies
Universidad Católica de Chile

Eugenio Tironi
TIRONI Asociados 

Peter Schechter
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council 

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A small country with big impact, Chile is widely viewed as a model of progress in Latin America. Embracing free-market policies, smart economic management and foreign investment, its formula is touted as an example of regional success.  But, recent political shifts and accelerated social demands have called Chile's model into question, throwing the country's national identity into crisis. Will Chile continue to be a hemispheric model?

Join the Atlantic Council and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for a discussion with Eugenio Tironi, a leading political analyst, and Felipe Larraín, Minister of Finance under former President Sebastián Piñera. These experts, who were instrumental in shaping Chile's political and economic identity, will discuss what made the country such a powerhouse and whether it has stumbled.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Registration 11:45 a.m.

Discussion: 12:00-1:30 pm
A light lunch will be served.

Atlantic Council 
1030 15th Street NW
12th Floor
Washington, DC 20005