Navigating Change in Chile
Chileans will vote in a referendum on September 4 for or against a new constitution to replace the existing Pinochet-era document. The proposed new constitution—drafted over the past year by a 154-member elected constituent assembly—was born of demands for long-lasting social and political change that emerged following mass protests in 2019.
In this special program, our expert panelists will examine the proposed new constitution's key provisions and prospects for passage, as well as opportunities to address widespread demands for change to redress historical inequalities and protect minority groups in Chile should the proposed new constitution be rejected. Our panelists will also discuss the coming changess' implications for global businesses operating in the country.
Kathleen C. Barclay. Principal, Asesorías KCB Ltda.; Member, boards of directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Chile (AmCham Chile), Banco Interamericano de Finanzas, Geomar SA (Chair), Austral Capital (Chair), the Pan-American Development Foundation (Executive Committee and Treasurer), and Endeavor-Chile (Advisory Council Chair)
Javier Couso Salas. Professor, Department of Public Law, Universidad Diego Portales (UDP); Professor of Global Trends in Constitutionalism, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Jr. Senior International Policy Advisor, Arnold & Porter; former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, US Department of State (2016–2018); former and Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs (2005–2009)
Adrean Elisabeth Scheid (Moderator). Principal International Policy Advisor, Arnold & Porter; 25+ years of public policy experience focused on the Americas