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Wilson Center Latin America Energy Transition Initiative

January 15, 202404:41

The Wilson Center’s Latin America Program recently launched its Energy Transition Initiative in Santiago, Chile. This initiative seeks to highlight critical minerals and renewable energy investment opportunities in the Americas, improve the investment climate for these projects, and encourage greater support by the United States and multilateral development banks for efforts to expand the region’s role in clean energy supply chains in the Western Hemisphere.

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Guests

Bernadette M. Meehan

Bernadette M. Meehan

U.S. Ambassador to Chile
Ismaela Magliotto

Ismaela Magliotto

Executive Director, Uno.Cinco
Benjamin Gedan

Benjamin Gedan

Director, Latin America Program // Director, Argentina Project
Diego Pardow

Diego Pardow

Minister of Energy, Chile
José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs

José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs

Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Sebastián Miller

Sebastián Miller

Lead Economist, Inter-American Development Bank
Paula Estévez

Paula Estévez

General Manager, Chilean American Chamber of Commerce
Ignacio Mehech

Ignacio Mehech

Vice President, External Affairs LATAM, & Country Manager, Chile, Albemarle
Patricio Hidalgo

Patricio Hidalgo

Chief Executive Officer, Anglo American Chile
José Miguel Benavente

José Miguel Benavente

Executive Vice President, CORFO
Alfredo Solar

Alfredo Solar

General Manager, Chile, Atlas Renewable Energy
Bárbara Saavedra

Bárbara Saavedra

Director, Wildlife Conservation Society Chile
Heraldo Muñoz

Heraldo Muñoz

Former President, Party of Democracy, and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chile
Jose W. Fernandez

Jose W. Fernandez

Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, U.S. Department of State

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Latin America Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin America Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

Argentina Project

The Argentina Project is the premier institution for policy-relevant research on politics and economics in Argentina.   Read more

Brazil Institute

The Brazil Institute—the only country-specific policy institution focused on Brazil in Washington—works to foster understanding of Brazil’s complex reality and to support more consequential relations between Brazilian and U.S. institutions in all sectors. The Brazil Institute plays this role by producing independent research and programs that bridge the gap between scholarship and policy, and by serving as a crossroads for leading policymakers, scholars and private sector representatives who are committed to addressing Brazil’s challenges and opportunities.  Read more