Global Americans and the Canadian Council for the Americas present “Two Gringos with Questions,” an interview series featuring political and cultural leaders from across the Americas. In the twentieth episode, Chris and Ken speak to Benjamin Gedan, director of the Wilson Center’s Argentina Project.
Benjamin N. Gedan is currently a senior adviser to the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program and the director of its Argentina Project. Gedan also serves as adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins and has written a number of articles for Global Americans, covering Argentina, trade and the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). He is a former South America director on the National Security Council at the White House. Previously, Gedan was responsible for Honduras and Argentina at the U.S. Department of State, and covered Central America and the Caribbean as an international economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
As a journalist, Gedan reported for The Boston Globe, The Miami Herald and other publications. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. As a Latin America scholar, he has published opinion pieces in The Wall Street Journal, The Miami Herald, The Hill, and Foreign Policy and has been quoted by The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN Money, Foreign Policy, and Bloomberg.
He is a former Fulbright scholar in Uruguay, and earned a Ph.D. in foreign affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor’s in international relations, and received a Master’s in international economics and Latin American studies from SAIS.
Hosts Chris and Ken speak to Gedan about what Argentina’s landscape will look like under an Alberto Fernández presidency, including the possible return of Peronism, the country’s stance on Venezuela and the future of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan.