Latin America Events

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The Challenge of Innovation in Brazil: Innovation Strategies in Seven Countries

April 25, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
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.

Crossing Boundaries: Can a Solution be Found for Transboundary Oil Resources in the Gulf of Mexico?

April 23, 2008 // 9:00am11:00am
Mexico Institute
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.

Mexico's Democracy: Are politics beginning to mature?

April 17, 2008 // 9:00am10:30am
Mexico Institute
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
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What Keeps Holding the Mexican Economy Back? A Discussion on Competition and Consumers

April 08, 2008 // 12:30pm6:00pm
Mexico Institute
Join us for a timely discussion of the Mexican economy featuring Mexican government officials, Mexican members of Congress and telecom industry leaders.
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Reporting in Mexico, a Dangerous Assignment: Murder and Impunity against the Press

April 03, 2008 // 9:00am11:30am
Mexico Institute
Perspectives of three Mexican journalists who report from the front lines of Mexico's war on drugs. Mexican Ambassador to the U.S., Arturo Sarukhan, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere, Ambassador Craig Kelly, comment.

Peace Initiatives in Colombia's Armed Conflict

April 03, 2008 // 9:00am4:30pm
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.
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A Conversation with Governor of the State of Rio Grande do Sul,
Yeda Crusius

April 01, 2008 // 9:30am11:00am
Brazil Institute
Yeda Rorato Crusius, an economist and university professor, was elected governor of the state of Rio Grande do Sul on October 2006. A leading member of the Brazilian Social Democrat Party (PSDB), Governor Crusius is the first woman elected to the governorship of the state.

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)
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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.

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