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Sat, Jun 27, 2020

Event recap: Governing North American trade during a pandemic: Knowns and unknowns for USMCA implementation

On June 25, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center in partnership with the Monterrey Chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico (AmCham Monterrey) held a public conversation on the implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA), that will come into force on July 1. The event featured H.E. Graciela Márquez Colín, […]

Event Recap by Alfredo Graffe

Americas Economy & Business

Wed, May 20, 2020

China-Brazil relations under COVID-19

On May 12, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center hosted a timely conversation on the implications of the coronavirus on Sino-Brazilian relations. The event also marked the launch of the new China-Latin America Policy and Business Consultation Group, which will discuss some of the most pressing issues around China’s relationship with countries […]

Event Recaps by Isabel Kennon

Americas Brazil

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

The new Ecuador: A conversation with H.E. Lenín Moreno, President of Ecuador

On February 13, 2020, The Atlantic Council hosted H.E. Lenín Moreno, President of the Republic of Ecuador. This public event took place right after the President's first visit to Washington DC.

Event Recap by Isabel Kennon

Americas Economy & Business

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

At the Atlantic Council, he has overseen exponential growth of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and has spearheaded results-oriented programming that moves its work from ideas to action. Since taking over as Center Director, among other priorities, he has overseen development of a multi-faceted campaign focused on a reconstruction of Venezuela’s democratic institutions, and, most recently, has led the Center in its new efforts to map a post-COVID recovery for the region. Under his leadership, the Center is also focused on setting the agenda and defining the region’s global importance around other key issues: US-Mexico ties; China in Latin America; Colombia’s future; a changing Brazil; Central America’s trajectory; combatting disinformation; shifting trade patterns; and leveraging energy resources.

In addition, since 2016, Marczak is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. He was previously director of policy at Americas Society/Council of the Americas in New York City and co-founder of Americas Quarterly magazine, overseeing the magazine’s launch and growth and development of its online presence. In 2003, he joined Partners of the Americas to help lead its work on Latin America-wide civil society engagement. Prior to that, Marczak held positions at the National Endowment for Democracy and in the office of then-Representative Sam Farr (CA) with a portfolio including trade and foreign affairs. 

Marczak frequently provides English- and Spanish-language commentary on political and economic issues in Latin America with appearances in hundreds of US and regional press outlets. He is a frequent op-ed contributor to major media outlets, a sought-after speaker, and has testified before the US Congress on key regional developments. Marczak received a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and a master’s degree in international affairs and economics from the Johns Hopkins University Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Since its founding, he has served on the communications committee of Qualitas of Life Foundation, which provides financial education to Latinos in the New York City tri-state area.