Latin America Events

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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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Brazil's Emerging Economic Power: Now Investment-Grade and Why it Matters

June 20, 2008 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Brazil Institute
This event was jointly sponsored with the Wilson Center on the Hill program. It was held at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.Lisa Schineller, Director of Sovereign Ratings, Standard & Poor'sNancy Lee, Visiting Fellow, Center for Global DevelopmentOtaviano Canuto, Vice President for Countries, Inter-American Development Bank

Límites y Desafíos de la Agenda de Seguridad Hemisférica

June 19, 2008 // 9:00am5:00pm
Latin American Program
Arlene Tickner,Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá,Pablo Celi, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Ecuador, Ernesto Justiniano, PODEMOS, Juan Ramón Quintana, Minister of the Presidency, Bolivia, Deborah Norden (United States), Carlos Gutiérrez (Chile), Claudio Fuentes (Chile), Raúl Benítez Manaut (Mexico), Héctor Saint Pierre (Brazil), Rut Diamint (Argentina), Cristina Eguizábal (United States), Adam Isacson (United States), and Cynthia Arnson (United States)
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The U.S. Elections and the Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations

June 12, 2008 // 9:00am12:30pm
Mexico Institute
Experts in US-Mexico relations from both sides of the border, including Michael Barone, Rossana Fuentes-Berain, Jim Jones, Crescencio Arcos, Andrés Rozental and others will discuss how the U.S. elections will affect the U.S.-Mexico relationship.

Leadership Discussion Series: A Conversation with Governor Blairo Maggi, of the state of Mato Grosso

June 10, 2008 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Brazil Institute
A successful politician and businessman, Governor Maggi is a key actor inthe ongoing debate over how to balance development and environmental protection in the Amazon—an issue recently dramatized by the resignation of Minister of the Environment Marina Silva, a champion of the environment movement. Maggi holds a degree in agricultural engineering from the Federal University of Paraná. He represented Mato Grosso in the Senate before being elected governor in 2002 and is currently serving his second term as governor, after winning reelection in 2006.

The Justice Debate in Mexico: The Reform and Future Challenges

May 20, 2008 // 9:00am12:00pm
Mexico Institute
Join Ana Laura Magaloni of CIDE, Miguel Treviño of Reforma and other leading experts in justice reform in Mexico to discuss the new constitutional reforms passed in Mexico and their future implications.
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Sugarcane Ethanol and Land Use in Brazil

April 28, 2008 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Brazil Institute
Economist André Nassar, of the Brazilian Institute for International Trade Negotiations, presents initial findings of a study on sugarcane expansion and land use in Brazil.
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Decentralization and Democratization of Natural Resource Management

April 28, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The forum examines the results of several studies in WRI's Representation, Equity, and Environment working paper series, which seeks to determine how developing countries' efforts to decentralize and democratize natural resource management (NRM) have affected local-level NRM and democracy.

Religious Pluralism and Political Participation in Latin America: Catholics, Protestants, and Democracy

April 28, 2008 // 9:30am11:00am
Latin American Program
Daniel H. Levine, James Orin Murfin Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan, Frances Hagopian, Michael P. Grace Chair in Latin American Studies, University of Notre Dame, and current Wilson Center Fellow, Tom Quigley, former Latin America Policy Advisor, U.S. Catholic Conference

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