Latin America Events

Challenges for Cooperation: Education and Cultural Exchange between the United States and Mexico

November 15, 2007 // 1:00pm4:30pm
Mexico Institute
The Mexican-US Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (COMEXUS) and the Mexico Institute host a discussion with leading academics and elected and government officials to discuss this important topic.

Brazil's Innovation Challenge: Public Policies and Business Strategies

November 08, 2007 // 7:30am12:30pm
Brazil Institute
This event took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil Carlos Henrique Brito Cruz, Scientific Director, Research Foundation of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP); Sérgio Risola, General Coordinator, University of São Paulo Technogical Enterprises Incubator Center (CIETEC–USP); Ricardo Camargo Mendes, Executive Director, Prospective International Consulting; Stephen Merrill, Executive Director, United States National Academy of Science's Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy; Maurício Mendonça, Executive Director of the Industrial Competitiveness Unit of CNI; Kent Hughes, Director, Program on Science, Technology, America and the Global Economy of the Woodrow Wilson Center; Fernando Reinach, Executive Director, Votorantim New Ventures; Carlos Américo Pacheco, Assistant Secretary for Development of São Paulo; Sonia Tuccori, R&D Manager, Natura; Alexander Triebnigg, Presidente, Novartis Brasil; Mauro Assano, Executive Manager of Research, IBM (to be confirmed); Luiz Henrique Braido, Professor, Getúlio Vargas Foundation; Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute
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Book Discussion: Peace Parks: Conservation and Conflict Resolution

November 07, 2007 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Peace Parks seeks to rigorously examine one way in which the environment can be harnessed to resolve disputes or build peace: transboundary peace parks.
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Latin American Immigrants: Civic and Political Participation in the Washington DC-Metro Area

November 01, 2007 // 9:00am12:30pm
Mexico Institute
On November 1, 2007 community leaders, immigration scholars and elected officials gathered to discuss the civic and political participation of the Washington Metropolitan Area's largest immigrant group, Latin Americans.

Crime, Violence, and Security in the CARICOM: Creating community in the Caribbean

October 30, 2007 // 9:00am12:30pm
Latin American Program
Ambassador Albert Ramdin, Assistant Secretary General Organization of American States; Francis Forbes, CEO, IMPACS (Implementing Agency for Crime and Security) Liaison Office/ CARICOM;Gabriel Demombynes, Economist, World Bank; Anthony Harriott, Lecturer in Government, University of the West Indies, Mona (Jamaica); Folade Mutota, Co-founder, Women's Institute for Alternative Development (Trinidad and Tobago)

Book Launch: Mexico's Right to Know Reforms: Civil Society Perspectives

October 25, 2007 // 9:00am12:00pm
Mexico Institute
Join book editors Jonathan Fox, Libby Haight, Helena Hofbauer, Tania Sánchez-Andrade and others to discuss issues of transparency in Mexico. This book is a joint publication of the Mexico Institute and Fundar, Center for Analysis and Research.

Argentina at the Polls

October 18, 2007 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Latin American Program
with María Victoria Murillo, Associate Professor of Political Science, Columbia University; Rosalía Cortés, Professor of Sociology, Facultad Latinoamericana de las Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Buenos Aires; Graciela Romer, President, Graciela Romer & Asociados, Buenos Aires
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Brazil and the United States: Trade Agendas and Challenges of the Bilateral Relationship

October 16, 2007 // 2:00pm5:30pm
Brazil Institute
Henrique Rzezinski, President, Brazilian Section of Brazil-United States Business Council; Jason Kearns, Trade Counsel, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives; Pedro da Motta Veiga, Director, Center for Integration and Development Studies (CINDES); Maurício Mesquita Moreira, Senior Trade and Integration Economist, Inter-American Development Bank; I.M. Destler, Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Jon Huenemann, Vice President, Miller & Chevalier; Kellie Meiman, Kissinger McLarty Associates; and Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute

Photography Exhibit and Reception: Water Stories: A Focus on Mexico

October 11, 2007 // 5:00pm7:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
More than 1 billion people lack access to potable water and more than 2.6 billion do not have adequate sanitation. "Water Stories: A Focus on Mexico" offers a vivid glimpse of the lives that lie behind these statistics.
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Book Discussion: People on the Move: Reducing the Impact of Human Migration on Biodiversity

October 10, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts discuss the relationship between migration and biodiversity. Drawing on case studies in the Galápagos Islands and Brazil, they offer recommendations for mitigating migration's impact on the environment.

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