World Disorder Lecture Series: Latin America: Walls or Bridges?

Latin America: Walls or Bridges - Jeffrey Davidow

Jeffrey Davidow
Retired US Ambassador to Mexico, Venezuela, and Zambia; Cohen Group
March 1, 2017
Latin America’s move in recent decades to greater levels of democracy and economic development are undermined by weak institutions, corruption and the lure of populism. While it is a zone of peace with no international hostilities or significant internal insurrections at this time, the nations of the region must deal with complicated futures, which can impact the United States. Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela all face potential profound change. In this lecture, Davidow will discuss how even though America’s historic role of interventionism has long passed, the opportunities and challenges of the region present serious issues for U.S. involvement.
This lecture is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Institute. The talk is part of the World Disorder Lecture Series, organized by Jonathan Haslam, George F. Kennan Professor in the School of Historical Studies, and is free and open to the public.
Jeffrey Davidow, Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Venezuela, and Zambia and Senior Counselor, The Cohen Group