Lunch and Learn Webinars

Lunch and Learn #14 (in English) – July 23, 2020: “Boosting Trade & Investment in the Americas in a Post-COVID World” by Lawrence Gumbiner

President, Gumbiner Interamerican Strategies & Retired U.S. Diplomat

Lawrence J. Gumbiner is President of Gumbiner Interamerican Strategies, a company he founded in 2020 following a 31-year career as a U.S. diplomat. At the U.S. Department of State Mr. Gumbiner specialized in Latin American affairs, with expertise in economic, commercial and environmental policy. He served as Acting U.S. Ambassador at U.S. Embassies in Havana, Cuba and Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, Environment and Science. The State Department designated Mr. Gumbiner as a Senior Fellow for the Americas at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce where he led U.S. business efforts at the 2018 Summit of the Americas. He has held the post of Deputy Ambassador in Lima, Peru, Deputy U.S. Representative to the Organization of American States, and Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia. Mr. Gumbiner also served on assignment in Tel Aviv, Israel, San José, Costa Rica, and Managua, Nicaragua.

Mr. Gumbiner holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Davis, and a JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He is an accomplished bilingual speaker and appears frequently as a media commentator on U.S. relations in Latin America and the American political system.

In this webinar, Mr. Gumbiner discussed:

  1. How COVID-19 has altered the panorama for global trade and investment
  2. The changing geopolitical and commercial dynamics
  3. How the Americas can benefit in a post-COVID-19 environment

Please find below the recording to the webinar: