A Conversation with Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama

  • Inter-American Dialogue 1155 15th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20005 United States

The President of Panama since 2014, Juan Carlos Varela has led his country through a period marked by strong economic growth relative to other countries in Latin America, as well as focus on poverty reduction, concerns about corruption and transparency, and increased participation in regional security efforts. A businessman and entrepreneur, Varela previously served as Panama’s Vice President and Minister of Foreign Relations.

The Inter-American Dialogue is welcoming President Varela for a wide-ranging open discussion focusing on Panama’s role in the region, his government’s foreign policy agenda, and changing security and anti-narcotics efforts in Central America. 


Event Details

  • Date: June 21, 2017

  • When: 9:00 - 10:30 AM

  • Where: Inter-American Dialogue, Suite 800

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