Daniel Batlle

Adjunct Fellow

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Daniel Batlle is an adjunct fellow at Hudson Institute. His work focuses on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Biography

Daniel Batlle is an adjunct fellow at Hudson Institute. His work focuses on Latin America and the Caribbean.

During the George W. Bush administration, Mr. Batlle served in senior roles at the State Department and at the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Prior to that, he worked at Freedom House, where he led programs to strengthen democratic governance and rule of law in Latin America. Earlier, he was a legislative aide to US Representative David McIntosh.

Since serving in government, he has worked in a number of international business and consulting roles, in which he led global business development at an infrastructure advisory firm and served clients in the food and beverage, retail, and hospitality industries. Most recently, as managing director for Latin America at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), he supported and advocated for the region’s commercial real estate developers and retailers and organized trade shows and conferences.

Mr. Batlle received a BA from Wheaton College and an MBA from the University of Maryland Smith School of Business, where he was a Smith Fellow.

Events
21
February 2024
Past Event
What Does Bukelismo Mean for Latin America?
Featured Speakers:
James Bosworth
Orlando Pérez
Carlos Eduardo Piña
Ricardo Valencia Pineda
Moderator:
Daniel Batlle
Presidential candidate for Nuevas Ideas Nayib Bukele speaks during a press conference after casting his vote on February 4, 2024, in San Salvador, El Salvador. (Alex Peña via Getty Images)
21
February 2024
Past Event
What Does Bukelismo Mean for Latin America?
Presidential candidate for Nuevas Ideas Nayib Bukele speaks during a press conference after casting his vote on February 4, 2024, in San Salvador, El Salvador. (Alex Peña via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
James Bosworth
Orlando Pérez
Carlos Eduardo Piña
Ricardo Valencia Pineda
Moderator:
Daniel Batlle
07
December 2023
Past Event
Latin America’s Democratic Recession
Featured Speakers:
Dinorah Azpuru
Gerardo Berthin
Félix Maradiaga
Moderator:
Daniel Batlle
The polling station on the day of the 2023 Chilean Constitutional Council election in Valparaiso, Chile. (Cristobal Basaure Araya/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
07
December 2023
Past Event
Latin America’s Democratic Recession
The polling station on the day of the 2023 Chilean Constitutional Council election in Valparaiso, Chile. (Cristobal Basaure Araya/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Dinorah Azpuru
Gerardo Berthin
Félix Maradiaga
Moderator:
Daniel Batlle
04
December 2023
Past Event
Russian Disinformation in Latin America
Featured Speakers:
Douglas Farah
Román D. Ortiz
Moderator:
Daniel Batlle
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks next to Venezuelan Foreign Minister Yvan Gil during a news conference at the Foreign Ministry in Caracas, Venezuela, on April 18, 2023. (Getty Images)
04
December 2023
Past Event
Russian Disinformation in Latin America

Join Hudson Institute for a discussion with the authors of the report; Douglas Farah, the founder and president of IBI Consultants; and Román Ortiz, senior consultant with IBI Consultants. The speakers will discuss the strategy behind Russia’s disinformation efforts, the tools and tactics that have been most effective, and how the US and its allies can counter disinformation campaigns.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks next to Venezuelan Foreign Minister Yvan Gil during a news conference at the Foreign Ministry in Caracas, Venezuela, on April 18, 2023. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Douglas Farah
Román D. Ortiz
Moderator:
Daniel Batlle
25
October 2023
Past Event
The Venezuela Election Agreement
Featured Speakers:
Daniel Batlle
Mark Feierstein
José R. Cárdenas
President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro speaks during a meeting with the "Consejo Nacional de Economía Productiva" at Humboldt Hotel on September 21, 2023, in Caracas, Venezuela. (Carlos Becerra via Getty Images)
25
October 2023
Past Event
The Venezuela Election Agreement
President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro speaks during a meeting with the "Consejo Nacional de Economía Productiva" at Humboldt Hotel on September 21, 2023, in Caracas, Venezuela. (Carlos Becerra via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Daniel Batlle
Mark Feierstein
José R. Cárdenas
Policemen stand guard while supporters of slain Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio pay their respects during an act organized by the Movimiento Construye party and friends at the Quito Exhibition Center in Quito on August 11, 2023. (Rodrigo Buendia/AFP via Getty Images)
Caption
Policemen stand guard while supporters of slain Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio pay their respects during an act organized by the Movimiento Construye party and friends at the Quito Exhibition Center in Quito on August 11, 2023. (Rodrigo Buendia/AFP via Getty Images)