Latin America Events

Environmental Film Festival Screening: The Green Revolution in Cuba

March 17, 2006 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
At a screening of the unfinished documentary, The Green Revolution in Cuba, David Suzuki discusses the “true green revolution” that took place in Cuba, as well as the energy efficiency of consuming local food.

Biotechnology Innovations in a Developing Country: Brazilian Research and Development to Help the World's Poor

March 13, 2006 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Brazil Institute
Brazil has made tremendous advances in the field of biotechnology despite its status as a developing country. It has taken advantage of its public-sector infrastructure and low-cost production to invest in health research and development, creating and patenting new vaccines, technologies, and health services to combat diseases that primarily affect the poor.
Webcast

Second International Trade Symposium

February 24, 2006 // 8:00am5:00pm
Brazil Institute
Video of this event is now available. Panels include: Agriculture, NAMA and the Future of the Doha Round • Disputes and Dispute Settlement in the WTO: Evolution and Perspectives • Antidumping Practice and Rules Negotiations • Bilateral Relations between the U.S. and Brazil

The Struggle for Social Inclusion in Brazil: Policies to Combat Poverty and Inequality

February 14, 2006 // 8:30am10:30am
Brazil Institute
Margaret Keck, Professor of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University;Estanislao Gacitúa-Marió, Senior Social Scientist, Social Development Department, The World Bank;Simon Schwartzman, Director, Instituto de Estudos do Trabalho e Sociedade, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Moderator, Shelton Davis, Senior Fellow, Georgetown University

The Domestic and Foreign Policies of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

January 26, 2006 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Latin American Program
A conference with Miriam Kornblith, Researcher, Instituto de Estudios Politicos, Universidad Central de Venezuela, and Visiting Fellow, Kellogg Institute, University of Notre Dame; Michael Coppedge, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame; Javier Pereira, Political Reporter, El Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela

Reporting Across The Border: The Challenges Of U.S.-Mexico Journalism

January 20, 2006 // 8:00am12:30pm
Mexico Institute
Speakers included:Rosana Fuentes-Berain, Foreign Affairs en Español, Andrew Selee, Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute, Philip Bennett, Managing Editor, Washington Post, Cynthia Arnson, Wilson Center,Dolia Estévez, Poder, Monitor Radio; Julia Preston, New York Times;José Carreño, El Universal; Alfredo Corchado, Dallas Morning News; Marcela Sánchez, Washington Post; Armando Guzmán, Azteca Americas; David Brooks, La Jornada; Jerry Kammer, Copley News Service; José Díaz Briceño, Reforma ; Gregorio Meraz, Televisa; Claudio Sanchez, National Public Radio, and Tamar Jacoby, Manhattan Institute

Brazil's HIV/AIDS Program as a Model: Strategies for Combating Other Epidemics

December 12, 2005 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Brazil Institute
A conference with Jorge Bermudez, Chief, Essential Medicines, Vaccines, and Health Technologies Unit, Pan American Health Organization; Eduardo J. Gómez, Visiting Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health; and Maureen Lewis, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development.

Setting the Agenda for Latin America in the Coming Decade, pt. I & II

December 05, 2005 // 9:00am3:00pm
Latin American Program
The Latin American Program gathered 24 of the region's most prominent academics and public officials on December 5–6, 2005, to determine what new challenges Latin America will face in the coming decade and how to best to ensure continued progress.
Webcast

Conservation and Development: Lessons from Costa Rica

November 17, 2005 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Costa Rica's minister of environment and energy, speaks about efforts to resuscitate the forest cover using creative market-based approaches that achieve both conservation and development.

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