April 28, 2008 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
The forum examines the results of several studies in WRI's Representation, Equity, and Environment working paper series, which seeks to determine how developing countries' efforts to decentralize and democratize natural resource management (NRM) have affected local-level NRM and democracy.
Religious Pluralism and Political Participation in Latin America: Catholics, Protestants, and Democracy
April 28, 2008 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Daniel H. Levine, James Orin Murfin Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan, Frances Hagopian, Michael P. Grace Chair in Latin American Studies, University of Notre Dame, and current Wilson Center Fellow, Tom Quigley, former Latin America Policy Advisor, U.S. Catholic Conference
April 25, 2008 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
This event was held at USP in São Paulo, Brazil Reginaldo Arcuri, President of the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development; Glauco Arbix, General Coordinator of the Innovation Observatory;Carlos Henrique Brito Cruz, Scientific Director of São Paulo's FAPESP; Mario Salerno, Professor at USP's Polytechnic School and Executive Coordinator of the Competition and Competitiveness Observatory; and David Kupfer (Invited), Professor at the Economics Institute of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and Coordinator of the Industry and Competitiveness Group.
April 15, 2008 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Among the discussants will be: Mr. Dominique Njinkeu, Editor and Executive Director, International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty; Ms. Susan Prowse, Senior Economic Advisor, Department for International Development, UK; Ms. Carolyn Robert, Trade and Investment Specialist, Integration and Trade Sector, Inter-American Development Bank; Mr. Uri Dadush, Director, DECPG, The World Bank; Mr. Michael Finger, Lead Economist for Trade Policy, Resident Scholar American Enterprise; Ms. Ann Tutwiler, Managing Director, Agricultural Markets, Global Development Program, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Chair and moderator: Mr. John Sewell, Senior Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center
Book Discussion - Multilateralism, Regionalism and Bilateralism in Trade and Investment: 2006 World Report on Regional Integration
April 10, 2008 // 3:00pm — 5:30pm
With Philippe De Lombaerde, Editor, and Research Fellow, UNU Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS); Raquel Artecona, Regional International Trade Advisor, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); And the following commentators: Mauricio Moreira, Integration and Trade Sector, Inter-American Development Bank; Jose Raul Perales, Senior Program Associate, Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson Center; Chair and Moderator: Kent Hughes, Director, Program on Science, Technology, America, and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center
April 03, 2008 // 9:00am — 4:30pm
As part of a continuing effort to monitor Colombia's internal armed conflict and its consequences, the peace initiatives with guerrilla as well as paramilitary actors were analyzed. The conference took place in the wake of several major setbacks for the FARC guerrillas.
April 01, 2008 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Yeda Rorato Crusius, an economist and university professor, was elected governor of the state of Rio Grande do Sul on October 2006. A leading member of the Brazilian Social Democrat Party (PSDB), Governor Crusius is the first woman elected to the governorship of the state.
March 10, 2008 // 1:00pm — 5:15pm
A seminar was convened to examine new forms of political participation and state-civil society interaction in Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.
March 04, 2008 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Marcos S. Jank, President of UNICA; André Aranha Corrêa do Lago, Head of the Energy Department of Brazil's Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Gregory Manuel, Special Advisor to the Secretary and International Energy Coordinator at the State Department; Carl Meacham, Professional Staff, Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Jason Steinbaum, Professional Staff, House of Reps. Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommitte on the Western Hemisphere; Alessandro Teixeira, President of APEX Brasil; and Paulo Sotero, Director Brazil Institute (Moderator)
February 27, 2008 // 1:30pm — 4:30pm
This event was held to provide Members of Congress, their staffs, and the public with an informed and balanced discussion of the multiple issues surrounding the pending FTA, including the potential benefits to both the United States and Colombia and such critical issues as labor rights.