Latin America Events

Social and Economic Dimensions of Conflict and Peace in Colombia

May 13, 2004 // 12:30pm2:30pm
Latin American Program
During 2003, both the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program published major studies of economic and social conditions in Colombia and the causes and consequences of conflict, including policy recommendations for sustainable and equitable growth and development as well as reform. The World Bank's 900-plus page study, Colombia: The Economic Foundation of Peace, and the United Nations Development Program's human development report, El conflicto: callejón con salida, offer comprehensive diagnoses of the relationship between violence and civil conflict, detailing, among other issues, the human costs of the war, the crisis of the rural sector, and offering recommendations for macroeconomic and social policy reform.

A Conversation with White House Chiefs of Staff on the Politics of Trade Policy

May 10, 2004 // 4:45pm7:00pm
Latin American Program
The Latin American Program joined with the Council of the Americas to host "A Conversation with White House Chiefs of Staff on the Politics of Trade." Andrew Card, Chief of Staff for President George W. Bush, opened the discussion by describing President Bush's goal to create a better and safer America. The Honorable John Podesta, The Honorable Thomas McLarty, The Honorable John Sununu, and The Honorable James Jones offered comments based on their experience as Chiefs of Staff and in their other roles.Zanny Minton-Beddoes of The Economist moderated the discussion and talked about U.S. leadership in the trading system and the increased complexity of trade policy today.

Embraer: Building a Globally Competitive Company

May 04, 2004 // 12:00am
Brazil Institute
At a Brazil Working Group meeting this spring, Maurício Novis Botelho presented the remarkable story of Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer.

U.S.-Mexico Relations: Picking Up Speed After 9/11

May 03, 2004 // 9:00am10:00am
Mexico Institute

LIVE WEBCAST: The Role of Congress in Foreign Affairs

April 30, 2004 // 2:00pm3:00pm
Mexico Institute

"Reporting on the Neighbors: A Conference of Mexican and U.S. Journalists"

April 26, 2004 // 9:00am5:30pm
Mexico Institute

Meeting with Dr. Luis Carlos Ugalde, President of IFE

April 23, 2004 // 9:00am10:30am
Mexico Institute

Immigration Reform: Lessons from the Past, Directions for the Future

April 22, 2004 // 8:00am10:30am
Mexico Institute

Democracy at the Crossroads: Economic and Political Crisis in the Dominican Republic

April 21, 2004 // 9:30am4:00pm
Latin American Program
To analyze the economic and political trends and the context in which the upcoming elections will take place, the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars held a seminar "Democracy at the Crossroads: Economic and Political Crisis in the Dominican Republic," on Wednesday, April 21, in Washington, D.C. The seminar provided a forum to debate the nature of the crisis and the outlook for the future with leading experts on the Dominican Republic.

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