Events

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Agribusiness and Sustainability in Brazil

December 04, 2008 // 7:45am12:00pm
Blairo Maggi, Governor of Mato Grosso; Ricardo Arioli, President, Mato Grosso Association of Soybean Producers (Aprosoja); Rui Prado, President, Mato Grosso Farm Bureau (FAMATO); John Carter, Director, Aliança da Terra; Annie Petsonk, International Counsel, Environment Defense Fund's Climate & Air Program; Thomas Lovejoy, Biodiversity Chair, Heinz Center; Mark London, Lawyer at London & Mead and author of The Last Forest

Biotechnology, Medicine and Innovation

November 21, 2008 // 7:30am10:00am
Collins Jones, Scientific Advisor and Instructor, BioTech Primer Inc.; Kent Hughes, Director, program on Science, Technology, America and the Global Economy (STAGE), Woodrow Wilson Center; Michael Ryan, Director, Creative and Innovative Economy Center, George Washington University Law School

"Regional Security in the Andes"

November 18, 2008 // 8:00am4:00pm
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Political Outlook in Brazil after 2008 Municipal Elections and Global Financial Crisis

November 10, 2008 // 8:00am10:00am
David Fleischer, Professor Emeritus, Institute of Political Science, University of Brasília; Christopher Garman, Director, Latin America, Eurasia Group; and Luiz Pereira da Silva, Senior Advisor to the World Bank and former International Secretary of Brazil's Finance and Planning Ministries; Stanley Gacek, Associate Director, International Department, AFL-CIO; Michael Shifter, Vice President for Policy, Inter-American Dialogue; and Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute
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"Bolivian Politics: Past and Present"

November 07, 2008 // 7:30am9:30am
John Crabtree, Research Associate, Centre for Latin American Studies, Oxford UniversityLaurence Whitehead, Official Fellow Politics, Nuffield College, Oxford UniversityGeorge Gray Molina, Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellow, Oxford University
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Central America's Economic Dilemma: Food, Energy, and the Impact of the U.S. Crisis

October 28, 2008 // 2:00pm5:30pm
Pablo Rodas Martini, Chief Economist, Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE)Gregory Watson, Multilateral Investment Fund, IADBYolanda de Gavidia, Former Minister of the Economy, El SalvadorJorge Máttar, Adjunct Director, ECLAC Sub-Regional Secretariat, Mexico CityHumberto López, Lead Economist, Central America, World BankPatricia Vásquez, Energy IntelligenceJorge Asturias, Regional Director for Central America, Organización Latinoamericana de Energía (OLADE)

New Challenges of Constitutional Adjudication in Brazil

October 24, 2008 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Featuring Minister Gilmar Mendes, President of the Federal Supreme Court of Brazil; Introduction and Comments by Judge Peter J. Messitte, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland; Welcome Remarks by Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute
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Truth and Reconciliation in Colombia: The Work of the National Reconciliation Commission

October 15, 2008 // 8:30am10:00am
Gonzalo Sánchez, Director, Memoria Histórica, Álvaro Camacho, Research Coordinator, Trujillo Report

Literature in the Amazon

September 15, 2008 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Márcio Souza author of The Emperor of the Amazon and Mad Maria; Lúcia Sá, visiting professor of literature; University of Manchester, England; and Regina Igel, professor of Portuguese and Brazilian literature; University of Maryland

The Dictator's Shadow: Life Under Augusto Pinochet

September 12, 2008 // 8:30am10:00am
We are expecting an exceptionally lively and informative discussion, led by Ambassador Muñoz, currently Chile's representative to the United Nations, and OAS Secretary-General José Miguel Insulza. The book is a both a personal and historical account of the overthrow of Salvador Allende and the rule of Augusto Pinochet, and of what these events meant for the citizens of Chile, written by active opponent of the dictator, who—with the return of democracy—has served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister Secretary-General of Government.

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