Webinar – Policy Toward the Americas
The US election results will profoundly impact regional issues, from immigration and trade to climate change to the “Troika of Tyranny” and beyond. What happened, and why, and what does it all mean going forward in the midst of a pandemic, with economies stressed to the breaking point and China expanding its reach? Is the United States ready to meet the challenges in the hemisphere, to say nothing of taking full advantage of opportunities? What’s next for regional policy?
Presenter: Eric Farnsworth has led the Washington office of the Council of the Americas and the Americas Society since 2003, during which time the stature and influence of the organization has grown significantly. He has played an important thought leadership and advocacy role across the broad range of issues affecting U.S. relations with the Western Hemisphere, including economic development, trade, and energy; Asia-Latin American relations and broader BRICS and global governance issues; security; and democracy.
Farnsworth began his career in Washington with the U.S. Department of State after obtaining an MPA in international relations from the Princeton’School of Public and International Affairs. During his time in government he served in positions of increasing responsibility in the foreign policy and trade communities, from Western Hemisphere Affairs at State to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, culminating in a three and a half year appointment as the senior advisor to the White House special envoy for the Americas. In this capacity he played an important role in developing and implementing the Clinton administration’s policies toward the Western Hemisphere.
In between his government and nonprofit experiences, Farnsworth was managing director of ManattJones Global Strategies, a Washington and Los Angeles-based advisory and strategic consulting group.