Latin America Events

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

Governance and Security in Haiti: Can the International Community Make a Difference?

January 09, 2007 // 1:00pm4:30pm
Latin American Program

Understanding Cuba

December 14, 2006 // 7:30am10:00am
Latin American Program
With Margaret E. Crahan, CUNY; Ted Henken, CUNY; Hal Klepak, Royal Military College of Canada; William LeoGrande, American University; and Lisandro Pérez, Florida International University

The 2006 Nicaraguan Elections

November 28, 2006 // 11:00am1:00pm
Latin American Program
with Carlos Fernando Chamorro, Editor, Confidencial; Arturo Cruz, Jr., INCAE Business School; Shelley McConnell, The Carter Center; Richard Feinberg, University of California at San Diego

New Powers and Regional Expectations

November 24, 2006 // 8:30am10:00am
Mexico Institute
Amalia García Medina, Governor of Zacatecas; Alejandro González Alcocer, Senator and ex-Governor of Baja Californa and Jose Negrete, Director of the the department of Public Adminstration at Colef will speak at this seminar in Tijuana, Mexico.

Anti-Americanism in Latin America

November 20, 2006 // 11:00am12:30pm
Latin American Program
With Marcos Aguinis, former Secretary of Culture, Argentina; novelist; and Woodrow Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar

Report Launch: Comparing Mexican and U.S. Public Opinion on Foreign Policy

November 15, 2006 // 8:00am9:30am
Mexico Institute
This unique study, prepared by the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, measures Mexican and U.S. public opinion on key bilateral policy issues including security, migration, trade, energy, and agriculture. Study results will be presented by Professor Guadalupe González of CIDE and Luis Herrera-Lasso of Grupo Coppán. Ambassador Andrés Rozental of COMEXI and Dr. Roberto Pastor of American University will give commentary.

The "New Left" and Democratic Governance in Latin America

November 06, 2006 // 8:00am4:00pm
Latin American Program
On November 6, 2006, the Latin American Program held the initial workshop of a three-year project on "The ‘New Left' and Democratic Governance in Latin America," a comparative project focusing on Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Uruguay, and Venezuela. A group of distinguished scholars and practitioners from the United States, Latin America, and Europe discussed core definitions of what constitutes "the left" in Latin America and how it differs from earlier periods. Workshop participants also considered whether or not the left has a distinct approach to social and economic policy as well as to issues of human rights, political participation, institutional design and development, and foreign policy.

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