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Jason Marczak is vice president and senior director of the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. He joined the Council in 2013 to launch the center and set the strategic direction for its work. Marczak has over twenty years of expertise in regional economics, politics, and development, working with high-level policymakers and private-sector executives to shape public policy.

Under his leadership, the Latin America Center delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to advance hemispheric prosperity and is a regular venue for heads of state, cabinet-level officials, and other public- and private-sector leaders to build consensus on regional priorities and the broader global linkages. He recently co-edited a book on the future of the US-Colombia relationship, led groundbreaking work on the economic gains of reducing wait time at the US-Mexico border, and shaped efforts to map a post-COVID regional recovery. In 2021, he led the establishment of a Caribbean Initiative. Under Marczak’s direction, the Center has quickly grown both in scale and scope while advancing a global vision for its select lines of geographic and thematic programming.

Since 2016, Marczak has been an adjunct professor at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs where he teaches on Central America and immigration policy. He was previously director of policy at the Americas Society/Council of the Americas and cofounder and senior editor of Americas Quarterly magazine. In 2003, he joined Partners of the Americas to advance work on civil-society engagement in the Summits of the Americas. Marczak held positions at the National Endowment for Democracy and in the office of then US Representative Sam Farr (D-CA) with a portfolio including trade and foreign affairs.

Marczak frequently provides English- and Spanish-language media commentary and has testified before the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs. In 2022, he was invited by the House Financial Services Committee to join a congressional delegation in Barbados and present work to nearly a dozen Caribbean heads of government. Marczak received a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University. He is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations.