Latin America Events

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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
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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.

A Discussion on President Felipe Calderon's First Year in Office

January 18, 2008 // 8:00am9:30am
Mexico Institute
Denise Dresser, one of Mexico's most highly regarded political analysts, discusses the Calderón Administration's successes and failures his first year in office.
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Infrastructure Integration and Environmental Preservation in the Amazon

January 16, 2008 // 11:00am4:30pm
Brazil Institute
The Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America is meant to forge links between South American countries by integrating the transportation, energy, and telecommunications sectors. The full environmental and social impacts of IIRSA investments should be weighed against the need to promote the continent's economic development and reduce poverty.
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Innovative Partnerships for Peace: The Role of Extractive Industries in Resource-Based Conflict Prevention and Mitigation

January 09, 2008 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Panelists analyze existing frameworks for preventing resource-based conflict and present Latin American case studies in which extractive industry companies have attempted to promote peace and stability.

The ‘New Left' and Human Rights, Political Participation and Civil Society-State Relations

December 05, 2007 // 8:00am4:00pm
Latin American Program
Horacio Verbitsky, Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS); Elizabeth Lira, Center for Ethics, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile; Juan Faroppa, former Undersecretary of the Interior, Uruguay; Felipi Michelini, Sub-secretary for Education and Culture, Uruguay; Oscar Vilhena Viera, Fundaçâo Getúlio Vargas and Conectas, Brazil; Marcela Ríos Tobar, United Nations Development Program, Chile; Luis Tapia, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, Bolivia; René Antonio Mayorga, Centro Boliviano de Estudios Multidisciplinarios, Bolivia.

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