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U.S.-Colombian Relations: Moving Forward

June 30, 2009 // 9:00am10:00am
Latin American Program
During a session chaired by Woodrow Wilson Center President and Director Lee H. Hamilton, Uribe discussed three pillars upon which he will inspire "the highest level of confidence" within Colombia and abroad.
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Going to Zero With Weapons of Mass Destruction: Lessons From the Chemical Weapons Convention

June 16, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
International Security Studies
Ambassador Rogelio Pfirter, Director-General, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
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A Climate of Conflict: Considerations for Climate Adaptation in Fragile States

June 10, 2009 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Negotiators responsible for international climate talks are scientists or diplomats, not development practitioners. But in low-income countries, climate change will primarily be a development issue, warns International Alert.
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Governance in Guatemala

June 04, 2009 // 12:30pm3:00pm
Latin American Program
A panel of Guatemalan and international experts evaluated the corruption, impunity, and public insecurity that was brought into sharp relief after the May 2009 murder of prominent Guatemalan lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg.
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Hunger Pains: Pakistan's Food Insecurity

June 03, 2009 // 8:45am4:00pm
Asia Program
Nearly half of Pakistan's population is food insecure, while hunger and malnutrition-related disease are widespread. Conference participants discuss the magnitude and manifestations of Pakistan's food insecurity, identify its possible causes, and consider ways forward.
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Energy, Climate Change, and the Military: Implications for National Security

May 28, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"Some, I think, probably are surprised to hear former generals and admirals talk about energy efficiency and renewable energy, but they shouldn't be," says the chairman of the CNA Military Advisory Board, speaking on their latest report, Powering America's Defense: Energy and the Risks to National Security.
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Book Discussion: The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days

May 28, 2009 // 12:00pm1:30pm
International Security Studies
Karen Greenberg, Executive Director, Center on Law and Security, New York University School of Law

Andean Cocaine: The Making of a Global Drug

May 28, 2009 // 8:30am10:00am
Latin American Program
Paul Gootenberg's new book, Andean Cocaine: The Making of a Global Drug, provided an opportunity to link contemporary issues and drug policies in the Unites States, Latin America, and the world with the historical record of cocaine in the Andes.
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Emerging Powers: India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) and the Future of South-South Cooperation

May 22, 2009 // 9:00am1:00pm
Brazil Institute
The speakers include: Ambassador Arun Kumar Singh, deputy chief of mission at the Embassy of India in Washington; Secretary Figueiredo de Souza, assistant of the IBSA Division of the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations; Francis Kornegay, of the Institute for Global Dialogue (South Africa); Ummu Salma Bava of Jawaharlal Nehru University (India); Dr. Alcides Costa Vaz, from the Institute of International Relations of the University of Brasilia; and , Dr. Sunil Khilnani, of the Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.
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History and Politics in Ecuador

May 12, 2009 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Latin American Program
Three experts reflected on the current political situation in Ecuador and on relevant background in the newly-published The Ecuador Reader.

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