Latin America Events
Leadership Discussion Series: A Conversation with Governor Blairo Maggi, of the state of Mato Grosso
June 10, 2008 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
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.
May 20, 2008 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
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.
April 28, 2008 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
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.
April 28, 2008 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
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 // 9:30am — 11:00am
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
April 25, 2008 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
This event was held at USP in São Paulo, Brazil Reginaldo Arcuri, President of the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development; Glauco Arbix, General Coordinator of the Innovation Observatory;Carlos Henrique Brito Cruz, Scientific Director of São Paulo's FAPESP; Mario Salerno, Professor at USP's Polytechnic School and Executive Coordinator of the Competition and Competitiveness Observatory; and David Kupfer (Invited), Professor at the Economics Institute of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and Coordinator of the Industry and Competitiveness Group.
April 23, 2008 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The authors of the new book, Cruzando Limites, discuss bilateral issues surrounding transboundary oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico with other experts in the field.
April 17, 2008 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Mexico Institute, the Inter-American Dialogue and George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs welcomed Luis Rubio, President of the Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo en México, to discuss the current political and economic environment in Mexico
April 08, 2008 // 12:30pm — 6:00pm
Join us for a timely discussion of the Mexican economy featuring Mexican government officials, Mexican members of Congress and telecom industry leaders.
April 03, 2008 // 9:00am — 4:30pm
Latin American Program
As part of a continuing effort to monitor Colombia's internal armed conflict and its consequences, the peace initiatives with guerrilla as well as paramilitary actors were analyzed. The conference took place in the wake of several major setbacks for the FARC guerrillas.