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APB is proud to offer a brilliant roster of Latin America speakers including Nobel Prize-winning presidents, foreign relations experts, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, to name a few. These speakers on Latin America share their insights into Latin-US relations, and more broadly, how South America features on the global stage.

Latin America

Former President of Costa Rica & Nobel Laureate

A former President of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace Laureate, speaker Oscar Arias has traveled the world championing such issues as democracy, demilitarization and peace.

Former President of Colombia

Former Colombian President César Gaviria --known in Latin America as a conflict mediator, advocate of democracy, staunch supporter of regional integration and defender of human rights-- also served as the first elected Organization of American...

Former President of Chile

Former President of Chile, President Lagos always fought for democracy in his country. A strong and popular leader, he spearheaded Chile’s impressive economic growth while adopting democratic and social reforms. During his tenure, he focused...

Political Activist, Entrepreneur & Public Servant

George P. Bush is the son of former Florida governor Jeb Bush, the grandson of President George H.W. Bush, and the nephew of President George W. Bush. He is a political activist, proponent of public service, and literacy advocate.

Advisor, World Economic Forum

A respected economist, speaker Xavier Sala-i-Martin focuses on such issues as economic development, world markets, innovation and competitiveness.

Former Governor of The Central Bank of Argentina

The former Governor of the Central Bank of Argentina, Martín Redrado is now Chairman of Americas Committee of the BIS. He is a sought after public speaker on global economics and finance.

Prize-Winning Photojournalist

A prize-winning photojournalist known for publishing some of the last photos taken of a robust Castro, speaker Roberto Salas has documented the saga of Cuba's revolution.

Educator, Author & Activist

Dr. Muñoz has been honored as one of 28 1960s civil rights activists "Who accomplished Extraordinary Deeds that changed the face of the Nation and gave birth to the Modern Civil Rights Movement." He was the founding chair of the first Chicano...

Human Rights Activist / Nobel Laureate

Menchu-Tum's passionate efforts for simple and basic human rights for the indigenous and aboriginal Indians of Guatemala have established her as one of the premier advocates of peace. Her work has gained international attention, improved human...

Columnist & Global Affairs Expert

A syndicated columnist who applies experiences as an immigrant, soldier and reporter to his insight on global affairs, Edward Schumacher-Matos is a Harvard professor.

Former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade

Until November 2013, Francisco J. Sánchez served as Under Secretary for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce, a post to which he was nominated to by President Barack Obama in 2009.

Mayor of Miami

As mayor, speaker Manny Diaz transformed Miami from a poor, crime-ridden, and economically stagnant city to a flourishing metropolis with a hurtling skyline.

Syndicated Columnist

Ruben Navarrette Jr. is a nationally syndicated columnist with The Washington Post Writers Group and appears in nearly 200 papers including The Chicago Tribune and The San Francisco Chronicle. The second-generation Mexican...

Expert on the Global Economy

After 12 years at the World Bank as a senior economist, Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel joined the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Expert on Strategy, Globalization & Emerging Markets

International business speaker Anil Gupta is widely recognized as one of the world's leading experts on strategy, globalization, and emerging markets.

Best-Selling Author & Atlantic Monthly Correspondent

Robert D. Kaplan is a senior fellow at the Center for New American Security in Washington, DC, and a national correspondent for The Atlantic. In 2011, he was recognized on Foreign Policy magazine's Top 100 Global Thinkers list.

The World's Leading Geo-Strategist

Parag Khanna is the leading next-generation voice on the future of global affairs. Named one of Esquire magazine's 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century, Khanna was a foreign policy advisor to President Barack Obama during his...

Former Special Assistant to President Obama & Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs

When the most powerful people in America want to know the future of Latin America and U.S. Hispanics, they turn to Dan Restrepo. In his presentations, he skillfully shows audiences how to navigate the increasingly diverse and complex American...

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