Latin America Events

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.
Webcast

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)
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).

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