Pulitzer Prize Winning Writer & Foreign Affairs Columnist for The Miami Herald and Best-Selling Author
Andres Oppenheimer is the Latin American editor and syndicated foreign affairs columnist with The Miami Herald. His column, The Oppenheimer Report, appears twice a week in The Miami Herald and more than 60 U.S. and foreign newspapers, including El País, of Spain, La Nacion, of Argentina, and Reforma, of Mexico. He also anchors his own Spanish-language television show, “Oppenheimer Presenta,” which airs in CNN en Español in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.
At the Miami Herald, his previous positions included Mexico City bureau chief, foreign correspondent, and business writer. He previously worked for five years with The Associated Press in New York, and has contributed on a free-lance basis to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, the BBC, and CBS’ “60 Minutes.”
Awards and Recognition
He is the co-winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize as a member of The Miami Herald team that uncovered the Iran-Contra scandal. He won the Inter-American Press Association Award twice (1989 and 1994), and the 1997 award of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He is the winner of the 1993 Ortega y Gasset Award of Spain’s daily El País, the 1998 Maria Moors Cabot Award of Columbia University, the 2001 King of Spain Award, given out by the Spanish news agency EFE and King Juan Carlos I of Spain, the Overseas Press Club Award in 2002, and the Suncoast Emmy award from the National Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences in 2006. He was selected by the Forbes Media Guide as one of the “500 most important journalists” of the United States in 1993, and by Poder Magazine as one of the “100 most powerful people” in Latin America in 2002 and 2008. In 2012, he was named one of the “50 Most Influential Ibero-American Intellectuals” by the Foreign Policy en Espanol magazine.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he studied law, and moved to the United States in 1976 with a fellowship from the World Press Institute. After a year at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, he obtained a Master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University in New York in 1978. In 2004 he received an Honorary Degree in Education at the Galileo University in Guatemala.
Books and Publications
Keynote Speaker Andres Oppenheimer is the author of The Robots Are Coming!: The Future of Jobs in the Age of Automation, Innovate or Die!, Saving the Americas and six other best-selling books. His books have been published in Spanish, English, Portuguese and Japanese.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he studied law, and moved to the United States in 1976 with a fellowship from the World Press Institute. After a year at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, I have obtained a Master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University in New York City in 1978. He has honorary PHD. degrees from the Galileo University of Guatemala (2004), Domingo Savio University of Bolivia (2011); and Esan University of Peru (2014).
The Robots are Coming! The Future of Jobs in the Age of Automation
Based on his last bestseller with the same title, in this talk Andrés Oppenheimer will talk about the future of work in several different industries and professions like lawyers, doctors, accountants or even journalists; or will customize his talk to the event/sector needs. He will talk about how robotization and automatization will impact each different sector and profession, and what we can do to prepare for it.
The Situation in Latin America
In this talk Andrés Oppenheimer, the Pulitzer prize co-winner and prominent expert on Latin American and global affairs, will analyze the current socio-political and economic situation of Latin America and what we can expect for the next 5 years.
Create or Die: The 5 Keys of Innovation
In this talk, based on his bestseller "Crear o Morir: Las 5 claves de la innovación en Latinoamérica", Andrés will talk about why Latin America has been struggling when it comes to innovation, and will provide 5 steps necessary to improving it.
Global Economy & Politics
In this talk, Andrés will analyze the world economy and political situation and provide his insightful views and forecast for the future.