Latin America Events

Literature in the Amazon

September 15, 2008 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Brazil Institute
Márcio Souza author of The Emperor of the Amazon and Mad Maria; Lúcia Sá, visiting professor of literature; University of Manchester, England; and Regina Igel, professor of Portuguese and Brazilian literature; University of Maryland

The Dictator's Shadow: Life Under Augusto Pinochet

September 12, 2008 // 8:30am10:00am
Latin American Program
We are expecting an exceptionally lively and informative discussion, led by Ambassador Muñoz, currently Chile's representative to the United Nations, and OAS Secretary-General José Miguel Insulza. The book is a both a personal and historical account of the overthrow of Salvador Allende and the rule of Augusto Pinochet, and of what these events meant for the citizens of Chile, written by active opponent of the dictator, who—with the return of democracy—has served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister Secretary-General of Government.

Amazonia Photography Exhibit

August 29, 2008 // 9:00am6:00pm
Brazil Institute
The exhibit showcases dazzling and conflicting images of the Brazilian Amazon, and the faces of its people, captured by photographers from the Brazilian daily newspaper, O Estado de S.Paulo.

New Research on U.S.-Mexico Relations: Dispute Settlement and Expatriate Voting Patterns

August 21, 2008 // 9:00am10:30am
Mexico Institute
The "New Research on U.S.-Mexico Relations: Dispute Settlement and Expatriate Voting Patterns" seminar featured presentations by Arturo Sotomayor and Víctor Espinoza Valle, Woodrow Wilson Center-Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (Comexi) Public Policy Scholars in residence at the Wilson Center.

Documentary Screening: "The Judge and the General"

August 06, 2008 // 7:00pm11:00pm
Latin American Program
Webcast

Innovation in Brazil: Public Policy Challenges and Business Opportunities

July 31, 2008 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
Ricardo Sennes, Professor of International Relations at Pontificia Universidade Catolica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), Director and Partner of Prospectiva International;Roberto Castello Branco, Former Deputy Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization and Consultant at Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa);Kátia Ramos Moreira Leite, Partner of Group Genoa Biotecnologia and President of Scientific and Technical Genoa Group Board;Diógenes Feldhaus, Director of Partnerships of the State University of Campinas Innovation Agency (Inova Unicamp); Stephen Merrill (Commentator), Executive Director of the National Academies of Science's Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP); Michael Ryan (Commentator), Director of Creative and Innovative Economy Center and Professor at George Washington University;Rahim Rezaie (Commentator), PhD Candidate, McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, University of Toronto; Co-author of recent Nature Biotechnology article, "Brazilian health biotech: Fostering crosstalk between public and private sectors"

The Politics of Mexican-Origin Leaders: Implications for 2008 and Beyond

July 23, 2008 // 9:00am12:30pm
Mexico Institute
During the "Politics of Mexican-Origin Leaders: Implications for 2008 & Beyond" conference, participants such as David R. Ayón, Allert Brown-Gort, and Manuel García y Griego gathered to discuss preliminary conclusions from a binational research project that examines dominant political action strategies among Mexican-origin leaders in the United States.
Webcast

Strengthening Health Systems To Reach the Poor

July 15, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
As part of a larger governance framework, health care systems can begin to remove some of the layers of neglect, abuse, and exclusion that prevent the poor from receiving equal care, public health experts explain.
Webcast

Iran in Latin America: Threat or Axis of Annoyance?

July 10, 2008 // 8:30am1:00pm
Latin American Program
Farideh Farhi, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Adjunct Professor of Political Science, University of Hawai'i at ManoaHugo Alconada Mon, Washington Correspondent, Diario La Nación, ArgentinaFélix Maradiaga, Senior Researcher, Institute of Strategic Studies and Public Policies (IEEPP), NicaraguaElodie Brun, Doctoral Candidate in Political Science, Institut d' Études Politiques, ParisCésar Montúfar, Professor, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Ecuador

Cuba and Its Environs: The Challenges of Change

June 23, 2008 // 1:00pm12:00am
Latin American Program

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