#2015WCA

Highlights from the 45th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas, April 20-21, 2015, in Washington, DC.

  1. The conference opened with a reception at the Mexican Cultural Institute on the evening of April 20. COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth, Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Alejandro Estivill, AS/COA President and CEO Susan Segal, and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere Roberta Jacobson all spoke.
  2. And the #2015WCA Conference begins! "We're not taking our foot off the accelerator—we may be increasing the gas," said Roberta Jacobson, assistant secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere,  regarding US policy toward the region. In this photo, AS/COA President Susan Segal introduces Jacobson at our opening reception, as VP Eric Farnsworth and Mexican Ambassador Alejandro Estivill look on.
    And the #2015WCA Conference begins! "We're not taking our foot off the accelerator—we may be increasing the gas," said Roberta Jacobson, assistant secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere, regarding US policy toward the region. In this photo, AS/COA President Susan Segal introduces Jacobson at our opening reception, as VP Eric Farnsworth and Mexican Ambassador Alejandro Estivill look on.
  3. The next day, conference attendees arrived at the State Department for a day full of interviews, discussions, and remarks on what's happening now in terms of hemispheric policy and trends.
  4. You can read a summary of each speaker's remarks on our event blog here: bit.ly/2015WCAblog
  5. Gonzalez-Revilla and Jacobson
    Gonzalez-Revilla and Jacobson
  6. Luis Alberto Moreno
    Luis Alberto Moreno
  7. After a welcome and introduction by AS/COA Chairman John Negroponte, Segal, and Farnsworth, Segal interviewed Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno for the day's first event.
  8. Next up, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz was interviewed by Robert Mosbacher, Jr., chairman of Mosbacher Energy.
  9. After Moniz, Jacobson introduced U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who delivered remarks on development and democracy in the hemisphere.
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