Latin America Events

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
Webcast

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

Mexico's Constitutional Reform on Transparency & Access to Information

June 29, 2007 // 9:00am10:30am
Mexico Institute
With speaker Alonso Lujambio, President of the Federal Institute for Access to Information (IFAI)
Webcast

Innovation Policies and Business Strategies in Brazil

June 27, 2007 // 8:30am1:00pm
Brazil Institute
Jorge Ávila, President, National Institute for Industrial Property (INPI); Jose Goldemberg, Professor, Univesidade de São Paulo; Rob Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation; Chris Hill, Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University; Ricardo Camargo Mendes, Executive Director, Prospectiva Consulting; William Marandola, Executive Manager, Coinfar; Flavio Grynszpan, Consultant and former CEO, Motorola Brazil

Fighting Corruption in the Americas

June 25, 2007 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Latin American Program
Transparency International chapters from four countries - Mexico, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela - will share their conclusions and recommendations, with a special focus on efforts to reduce corruption in public contracting and increase whistleblower protection. Their presentations will highlight the role of civil society in monitoring convention enforcement – a role facing increasing resistance in many countries.

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