Latin America Events

Understanding Populism and Political Participation: A New Look at the "New Left" in Latin America

March 10, 2008 // 1:00pm5:15pm
Latin American Program
A seminar was convened to examine new forms of political participation and state-civil society interaction in Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.

U.S.–Brazil Biofuels Cooperation: One Year Later

March 04, 2008 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Brazil Institute
Marcos S. Jank, President of UNICA; André Aranha Corrêa do Lago, Head of the Energy Department of Brazil's Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Gregory Manuel, Special Advisor to the Secretary and International Energy Coordinator at the State Department; Carl Meacham, Professional Staff, Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Jason Steinbaum, Professional Staff, House of Reps. Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommitte on the Western Hemisphere; Alessandro Teixeira, President of APEX Brasil; and Paulo Sotero, Director Brazil Institute (Moderator)
Webcast

The U.S. - Colombia Free Trade Agreement: A Capitol Hill Conversation

February 27, 2008 // 1:30pm4:30pm
Latin American Program
This event was held to provide Members of Congress, their staffs, and the public with an informed and balanced discussion of the multiple issues surrounding the pending FTA, including the potential benefits to both the United States and Colombia and such critical issues as labor rights.

Reforming the Administration of Justice in Mexico

February 25, 2008 // 11:00am1:00pm
Mexico Institute
The Mexico Institute, Georgetown University and the University of San Diego's Trans-Border Institute hosted the launch of the new book Reforming the Administration of Justice in Mexico with co-editor David Shirk, Georgetown University's John Bailey, Arturo Alvarado, Professor at El Colegio de México and Lucia Dammert, Fellow at the Wilson Center and Professor at FLACSO-Chile.
Webcast

U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation: The Mérida Initiative and Beyond

February 08, 2008 // 8:00am10:00am
Mexico Institute
The Mexico Institute, the Inter-American Dialogue, and the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs welcomed experts John Bailey (Georgetown University), Jorge Chabat (CIDE), and Alfredo Corchado (Dallas Morning News) to discuss security cooperation between the United States and Mexico
Webcast

IV Symposium on International Trade

February 01, 2008 // 7:30am12:00pm
Brazil Institute
Three panel discussions will focus on: "Unlocking the Doha Round: Perspectives for 2008"; "Global Warming and Environmental Preservation: What Options International Trade Law Has To Offer?"; "Revisiting the Possibility of a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) Between the United States and Brazil"

How NAFTA, Migration, and Government Policy Affect Mexico's Poor

January 30, 2008 // 8:00am10:00am
Mexico Institute
Four of Mexico's most distinguished social and economic analysts discuss the impact of NAFTA, migration, and Mexican government policies on the extent and nature of poverty in the country.

New Directions for the Study of Citizen Security in Latin America

January 28, 2008 // 8:00am4:00pm
Latin American Program
Jeannette Aguilar, Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Caña, El Salvador; Hugo Frühling, former Wilson Center Fellow (Chile); Carlos Basobrío, former Wilson Center Fellow (Peru); Lucía Dammert, Wilson Center Fellow (Chile).

Addressing Security Challenges in Colombia

January 24, 2008 // 8:00am4:00am
Latin American Program
Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez, president of the Colombian Senate; Marta Lucía Ramírez, Senator and Former Defense Minister, Colombia; María Isabel Nieto, Deputy Minister of the Interior, Colombia; María Emma Wills, Universidad de los Andes professor and member of the Historical Memory Commission, Colombia.

Breakfast Discussion with President of Brazil's Chamber of Deputies Arlindo Chinaglia

January 24, 2008 // 7:30am9:00am
Brazil Institute
A medical doctor and a founder of the Workers Party (PT), Arlindo Chinaglia is a congressman from the state of São Paulo serving his fourth-term. The position of President of the Chamber of Deputies is equivalent to the Speaker of the House in the U.S. system. In the midst of various setbacks to President Lula's legislative agenda, Chinaglia is deeply involved in the negotiations of solutions to the government's fiscal and budgetary proposals, among other challenges. The discussion will focus on Brazil-US relations, President Lula's legislative agenda and Brazil's October 2008 municipal elections—elections that will set the stage for the 2010 presidential race.

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