Posted: 3/24/22

U.S. - Latin America Relationship at Center of April Lecture


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Jason Marczak  

Strategies to strengthen relations between the United States and Latin America is the topic of conversation for the Wednesday, April 6 Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) IBC Bank and Commerce Bank 2021-2022 Keynote Speaker Series at 6 p.m. at the Student Center Ballroom. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  It is free and open to the public. 

The talk, “The New U.S. – Latin America Relationship: Where Are We Headed?” focuses on opportunities that exist in Latin America, evolving U.S. policy and developing a partnership through nearshoring. 

The lecture is provided by Jason Marczak, senior director at the Atlantic Council Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. 

During his talk, Marczak will discuss how the U.S. and Latin America nearshoring initiative can become beneficial if policymakers address underlying factors that deter potential investment. The discussion also focuses on new commercial and diplomatic opportunities that may be on the horizon and the need for U.S. policy to adapt to the fast-changing Latin America region. 

A virtual lecture, presented via Webex, will broadcast simultaneously with the in-person event. To register, participants can search for Webex Event #2453 375 2460, or visit https://go.tamiu.edu/marczak 

The TAMIU A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business and the Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade present the lecture as part of a series sponsored by IBC Bank and Commerce Bank.

With over 20 years of expertise in regional economics, politics and development, Marczak has worked together with high-level policymakers and private sector executives to shape public policy. He recently oversaw the development of a campaign focused on a reconstruction of Venezuela’s democratic institutions. In 2021, he led the establishment of a Caribbean initiative, which recognizes the importance of the Caribbean’s hemispheric and global challenges.  

Marczak is an adjunct professor at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, where he teaches Central America and U.S. immigration policy. He received a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University.  

For more information contact Amy Palacios, associate director, Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade, at 956.326.2820 or amy@tamiu.edu or visit offices in Western Hemispheric Trade Center, room 221. Additional information is also available at facebook.com/tamiucswht.