Latin America Events

Population-Environmental Piggybacking: Integrating an Environmental Module into Guatemala's Demographic and Health Survey

October 12, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Petén region, located in the northern part of Guatemala, is a population-environment hot spot. ProPetén, an environmental and social organization working in the region, spearheaded an effort to add data on environment to USAID's Demographic and Health Survey. Liza Grandia, president of the Board of Directors of ProPetén, discusses the initiative.

The Study of New Democracies in Latin America and Elsewhere: Reflections on the 25th Anniversary of the "Transitions Project" at the Woodrow Wilson Center

October 01, 2004 // 9:30am12:30pm
Latin American Program
Twenty-five years ago at the Wilson Center, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Guillermo O'Donnell, Philippe Schmitter, and Laurence Whitehead, with support from Abraham Lowenthal, who was then director of the Latin American Program, organized a project to consider the transitions from authoritarian regimes in Latin America and Europe. The Transitions Project was at the origin of almost twenty-five years of conceptual debate and empirical research on regime change and democratic governance throughout the world; it is time to take stock of what we have learned from this experience. It is our pleasure to invite you to a session on "The Study of New Democracies in Latin America and Elsewhere: Reflections on the 25th Anniversary of the ‘Transitions Project' at the Woodrow Wilson Center" featuring the three project co-directors and the then director of the Wilson Center's Latin American Program.

Public Opinion on Foreign Policy in Mexico and the United States

September 29, 2004 // 9:00am2:30pm
Mexico Institute

"One Year of the Transparency Law in Mexico"

July 01, 2004 // 8:30am10:00am
Mexico Institute

The Peace Process in Colombia with the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia-AUC

June 28, 2004 // 11:00am5:30pm
Latin American Program
In July 2003, the government of President Álvaro Uribe took the unprecedented step of opening formal peace talks with the AUC. Although close to 900 paramilitary fighters demobilized last year, issues such as paramilitary involvement in drug trafficking and accountability for human rights abuses have raised controversy in Colombia and abroad. The Wilson Center conference aims to explore key issues in the Government-AUC peace talks, the prospects for an eventual negotiated settlement, and the key challenges ahead. Video of both the Director's Forum and the Panel discussion is available here. Summaries of both the Director's Forum and the Panel discussion are available in the Summary section.

Environment, Development and Sustainability:

June 21, 2004 // 12:00am
Brazil Institute
Co-sponsored with The Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Project and The John Heinz III center for Science, Economics and the Environment the Director of INPA José Antônio Alves Gomes discussed his organization's role in the progress of sustainable development in the Brazilian Amazon as well as his Institute's plans for the future.

Seminar with Governor Manuel Angel Nuñez Soto, Governor of Hidalgo

June 07, 2004 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Mexico Institute

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