Latin America Events

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Looking Forward: Sustaining the Earth and Humanity - Implications for the New UN Secretary-General

March 26, 2007 // 9:30am11:00am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Realizing the goal of stabilizing the environment requires new frameworks for global actions. This event, which marks the second in a three-meeting series on UN reform, examines the role of the UN and its member states in leading the environmental sustainability movement.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: Maquilapolis: City of Factories

March 20, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
ECSP hosts a screening and discussion of Maquilapolis: City of Factories. The film travels to Tijuana, Mexico, where Lourdes, Yesenia, and Carmen are three of many women fighting for better wages and conditions that will not irreparably harm the environment in which they live.

Media Breakfast Briefing: U.S.-Latin American Relations, in Anticipation of President Bush's Trip to the Region

March 06, 2007 // 7:30am8:45am
Latin American Program
Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin American Program, Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, and Andrew Selee, director of the Mexico Institute, gave comments and fielded questions at this on-the-record media briefing to discuss U.S.-Latin American relations in advance of President Bush's March 8th-14th trip to Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico.
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Enter the Dragon? China's Presence in Latin America

February 21, 2007 // 1:00pm4:30pm
Latin American Program
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The Global Dynamics of Biofuels: Potential Supply and Demand for Ethanol and Biodiesel in the Coming Decade

February 20, 2007 // 1:00pm4:00pm
Brazil Institute
Bruce Babcock, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University; Marcos S. Jank, Institute for International Trade Negotiations (ICONE) and University of São Paulo; Wallace Tyner, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University. Discussants: Gregory Manuel, Special Advisor to the Secretary and International Energy Coordinator, State Department; Emerson Kloss, Economic Section, Agricultural Affairs, Embassy of Brazil in Washington
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Third International Trade Symposium

February 16, 2007 // 7:30am5:00pm
Brazil Institute
Panel I, 2007 Trade Policy Outlook: WTO Major Players' Perspectives; Panel II, Developments in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations; Panel III, WTO Dispute Settlement and Compliance Issues; Panel IV, Ethanol Production and Trade: the New Frontier

Petropolitics in Latin America

February 15, 2007 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Latin American Program
Genaro Arriagada, Woodrow Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar andformer Chilean Ambassador to the United States and Ramón Espinasa, former Chief Economist for PDVSA and consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank and the Andean Development Corporation

Unlocking Brazil's Economy

February 13, 2007 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Brazil Institute
Paulo Levy, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada; Paulo Vieira da Cunha, Banco Central do Brasil; John Williamson, Institute for International Economics

Basic Education in Brazil: What's Wrong and How to Fix It

January 29, 2007 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Brazil Institute
Ricardo Paes de Barros, Brazilian Institute of Applied Economic Research; Norman Gall, Executive Director, Fernand Braudel Institute of World Economics; Patricia Guedes, Researcher Fernand Braudel Institute of World Economics; Jeffrey M. Puryear, Vice-President for Social Policy and Director, Partnership for Educational Revitalization in the Americas, Inter-American Dialogue

The Future of U.S.-Brazilian Relations

January 24, 2007 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Brazil Institute
Ambassador Roberto Abdenur, Brazilian Embassy in Washington; Ambassador Anthony Harrington, Stonebridge International; Professor James Ferrer, George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs

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