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Arturo A. Valenzuela

Senior Latin America Advisor
Arturo Valenzuela

Arturo Valenzuela is senior advisor for Latin America based in Washington, DC. Dr.Valenzuela, a non-lawyer, is a highly regarded scholar, diplomat, and international business consultant. He provides strategic advice, risk assessment and consulting services to U.S. and international clients with investments and operations in Latin America and Latin American clients interested in expanding their operations overseas. His clients have included Fortune 500 firms and leading Latin American multinationals. He is the recipient of the highest diplomatic honors bestowed by the Republics of Brazil and Colombia and Kingdom of Spain.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member Latin America Task Force, Atlantic Council (2013)
  • Member of the American Academy of Diplomacy (2014-present)
  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations (1992-present)
  • Membre du Conseil Scientifique, Institut des Amériques, Paris (2008-2009)
  • Board of Directors, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (1997-1999; 2002-2009)
  • Board of Trustees, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey (2002-2009)
  • Board of Trustees, Santiago College, Santiago, Chile (1998-1999), (2001-2009)
  • Board of Directors, CORPBANCA, Chile (2007-2009)
  • Board of Directors, National Council of La Raza (NCLR), (2004-2009)
  • International Advisory Board, REPSOL (2007)
  • Board of Directors, Hispanic Council on International Relations, (1996-1999)

Previous Experience

  • Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State (2009-2011)
  • Senior Advisor, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State (2009)
  • Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Inter-American Affairs, National Security Council, The White House (1999-2000)
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, United States Department of State (1994-1996)
  • Professor of Government, Georgetown University (1987- )
  • Professor of Political Science, Duke University (1970-1987)
  • Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa, Drew University
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Who’s Who in Higher Education
  • Visiting Scholar,  universities of Chile, Catholic of Chile, Oxford, Sussex, Florence (Italy)
  • Fellow Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Hispanic Business “100 Most influential Hispanics in America”
  • Poder Magazine, “60 Most Influential Latinos in the United States”
  • Poder Magazine, “100 Most Influential Individuals in Latin America”
  • Awarded highest distinction by the countries of Central America (through SICA --Latin American Integration System) and by the governments of Brazil and Colombia