Ana Maria Salazar

Ms. Ana Maria Salazar is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is widely recognized as an expert of international law and national security on Latin America.

Ms. Salazar served at the Pentagon as the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Drug Enforcement Policy and Support. She has also worked at the White House as the policy advisor for former President Clinton’s Special Envoy for the Americas and has served in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. In Colombia, she served as the judicial attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota.

Ms. Salazar has worked and lived in Latin America. She frequently appears on English and Spanish speaking television and radio news and talk shows. She has received numerous awards including the Medal for Outstanding Public Service and the Joint Meritorious Award by the U.S. Secretary of Defense, the Medalla Militar-Ministerio de Defensa by the Colombian President, and the Orden Naval Almirante Padilla by the Colombian Navy.

She holds a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California.