Latin America Events

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Promoting Democracy and Rights at Work: Making a Difference

September 18, 2007 // 3:00pm5:15pm
Brazil Institute
Kari Tapiola, Executive Director, ILO; Charlotte M. Ponticelli, Deputy Under-Secretary for international affairs at the U.S. DoL; Kjeld Jacobsen, President of CUT; Helga Ying, Director, Worldwide Government Affairs and Public Policy, Levi Strauss; Ros Harvey, Global Program Manager for Better Work; Mércia Consolação Silva, Social Observatory Institute, Brazil.
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Democratic Deficits: Addressing Challenges to Sustainability and Consolidation

September 18, 2007 // 9:00am5:30pm
Latin American Program
How are the various democracies around the world addressing the deficits they face today? What cases are viewed as particularly successful in addressing poverty or social services? Have institutional reforms—-anti-corruption measures, participatory governance, perhaps decentralization—-been successful or even useful? How do we weigh the impact or likely success in countries facing ethnic or religious division? This policy conference, sponsored by RTI International and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, addressed these issues with the help of a group of world-class scholars, journalists, and practitioners with extraordinary insights into the topic and the country cases they have examined.

Many Mexicos: A Literary Landscape

September 17, 2007 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Mexico Institute
Discussion with author and literary translator C.M. Mayo about her widely-lauded memoir of Baja California, Miraculous Air, and anthology Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion, a collection of fiction and literary prose by some of Mexico's most outstanding writers.4th floor conference room

Indigenous Participation and Social Fragmentation in Bolivia

September 12, 2007 // 2:30pm5:00pm
Latin American Program
María Eugenia Choque, Co-founder Center for Aymara Studies, La Paz; Mamerto Pérez, Economist, Centro de Estudios para el Desarollo Laboral y Agrario (CEDLA), La Paz; Manuel de la Fuente, Professor of Economics, Universidad de San Simon, Cochabamba;Javier Hurtado Mercado, Vice-President, Organic Food Exporters Association, La Paz;Ximena Soruco Sologuren, Researcher, Programa de Investigación Estratégica en Bolivia, La Paz; Clare Ribando, Analyst in Latin American Affairs, Congressional Research Service

Book Launch: Walking the Forest with Chico Mendes, by Gomercindo Rodrigues

September 12, 2007 // 10:00am12:00pm
Brazil Institute
Gomercindo Rodrigues, a lawyer and activist, presents a rare and personal primary account of Chico Mendes' life and the struggle for justice in the Amazon.

Breakfast Discussion with Governor Jaques Wagner

September 11, 2007 // 8:30am10:00am
Brazil Institute
Governor Wagner will discuss the domestic challenges and opportunities the Brazilian government faces in transforming the immense and unshaken popularity of President Lula into an effective political instrument to advance a stalled policy agenda with three years and three months left in his presidency.

Security Sector Reforms in Latin America: Impact of Irregular Threats

September 10, 2007 // 1:00am12:00am
Latin American Program
Oscar Bonilla, National Public Security Council, El Salvador; Gabriel Aguilera Peralta, former Secretary for Peace and former Vice-minister of Foreign Relations, Guatemala; Lilian Bobea, security analyst; Oswaldo Jarrín, former Defense Minister, Ecuador; Raúl Benítez Manaut, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico; Carlos Basombrío, Former Vice-minister of the Interior, Peru; Rut Diamint, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Argentina;Eliézer Rizzo de Oliveira, Universidad Estadual de Campinas, Brazil; Lucia Dammert Woodrow Wilson Center fellow and FLACSO-Chile.a

The State of Rights in Mexico

August 23, 2007 // 9:00am10:30am
Mexico Institute
Mexico Institute and Mexican Council on Foreign Relations public policy scholars, Alejandro Anaya and Jorge Hernandez, present their research projects. Moderated by Aurora Adame, Director of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, with comments Joy Olson, Director, Washington Office on Latin America and Mariclaire Acosta, Director of the Universal Civil Identity Program at the Organization of American States will offer comments
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Director's Forum with Under Secretary of State R. Nicholas Burns

August 03, 2007 // 11:00am12:00pm
Brazil Institute
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, R. Nicholas Burns, briefed the media and the policy community on current challenges and opportunities the United States faces in the Americas.

Energy in Mexico: Oil as a Comparative Advantage and a Strategic Resource?

July 13, 2007 // 9:00am10:30am
Mexico Institute
With speakers Luis de la Calle, De la Calle, Madrazo, & Mancera, S.C.; Pamela Starr, Eurasia Group; Jose Luis Alberro, Law and Economics Consulting Group; and Roger Wallace, Pioneer Natural Resources

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