Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe to Hold Foreign Policy Discussion on the Potential Political Changes in South America

Sep 14, 2012, 13:51 ET from Bipartisan Policy Center

October Brings Venezuela's Presidential Election and Peace Talks between Colombia and the FARC

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Colombian President and Bipartisan Policy Center Senior Fellow Alvaro Uribe will hold a foreign policy discussion at the BPC on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. on the potential for political change in South America next month. On October 7th, Venezuelans will vote in presidential elections that could extend Hugo Chavez's 14-year rule for yet another term. The next day, the Colombian government will begin negotiations in Norway with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in an attempt to bring an end to a nearly half century-old guerrilla conflict. This timely discussion will explore what can be expected from these two major events, what they might mean for the region and how they might impact the United States.

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WHO: President Alvaro Uribe
Former Colombian President
Senior Fellow, BPC

Paula Dobriansky
Former Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs
Adjunct Senior Fellow, Harvard University's JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Co-chair, BPC Fragile States Initiative

Daniel W. Fisk
Vice President for Policy and Strategic Planning, International Republican Institute

Michael Shifter
President, Inter-American Dialogue

WHAT: Panel Discussion
South America's Potential October Surprise: Venezuela's Presidential Election and Colombia's Peace Talks with the FARC

WHERE: Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye Street NW
Suite 1000, 10th floor
Washington, DC 20005

WHEN: Thursday, September 20, 2012
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

SOURCE Bipartisan Policy Center