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US Ambassadors to Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Venezuela in One Room — January 22

January 11, 2010

 William Brownfield, Amb. to Colombia (the “enfant terrible” of the group)



The Inter-American Monologue and Brookings will showcase US muscle in the Andean Region on January 22 in Washington, DC.  This panel discussion, if not informative, will certainly be entertaining, especially if you get a chance to ask a trick question.  Unfortunately, in its own imperial Washington way, this event is invitation only.  I will be attending and will report back on this blog.  Your suggested trick questions are most welcome.  Details below.

The Inter-American Dialogue and the Brookings Institution are pleased to invite you to join us for a discussion with the U.S. ambassadors who currently serve in the Andean Region.  The four ambassadors— William Brownfield (Colombia), Heather Hodges (Ecuador), Michael McKinley (Peru), and Patrick Duddy (Venezuela)—will be in Washington for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs’ annual Chiefs of Mission conference.  The session will take place on Friday, January 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Inter-American Dialogue (1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 510). 

We are expecting a wide-ranging exchange on the political, economic, and security challenges confronting the Andean region, and on recent developments in US-Andean relations.

We very much hope you will be able to join us for this important and timely exchange of views.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend.  


Mauricio Cardenas
Brookings Institution
Michael Shifter
Inter-American Dialogue

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