Events

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.

Amazonia Photography Exhibit

August 29, 2008 // 9:00am6:00pm
The exhibit showcases dazzling and conflicting images of the Brazilian Amazon, and the faces of its people, captured by photographers from the Brazilian daily newspaper, O Estado de S.Paulo.

Documentary Screening: "The Judge and the General"

August 06, 2008 // 7:00pm11:00pm
Webcast

Innovation in Brazil: Public Policy Challenges and Business Opportunities

July 31, 2008 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Ricardo Sennes, Professor of International Relations at Pontificia Universidade Catolica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), Director and Partner of Prospectiva International;Roberto Castello Branco, Former Deputy Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization and Consultant at Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa);Kátia Ramos Moreira Leite, Partner of Group Genoa Biotecnologia and President of Scientific and Technical Genoa Group Board;Diógenes Feldhaus, Director of Partnerships of the State University of Campinas Innovation Agency (Inova Unicamp); Stephen Merrill (Commentator), Executive Director of the National Academies of Science's Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP); Michael Ryan (Commentator), Director of Creative and Innovative Economy Center and Professor at George Washington University;Rahim Rezaie (Commentator), PhD Candidate, McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, University of Toronto; Co-author of recent Nature Biotechnology article, "Brazilian health biotech: Fostering crosstalk between public and private sectors"
Webcast

Iran in Latin America: Threat or Axis of Annoyance?

July 10, 2008 // 8:30am1:00pm
Farideh Farhi, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Adjunct Professor of Political Science, University of Hawai'i at ManoaHugo Alconada Mon, Washington Correspondent, Diario La Nación, ArgentinaFélix Maradiaga, Senior Researcher, Institute of Strategic Studies and Public Policies (IEEPP), NicaraguaElodie Brun, Doctoral Candidate in Political Science, Institut d' Études Politiques, ParisCésar Montúfar, Professor, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Ecuador

Cuba and Its Environs: The Challenges of Change

June 23, 2008 // 1:00pm12:00am
Webcast

Brazil's Emerging Economic Power: Now Investment-Grade and Why it Matters

June 20, 2008 // 12:00pm1:15pm
This event was jointly sponsored with the Wilson Center on the Hill program. It was held at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.Lisa Schineller, Director of Sovereign Ratings, Standard & Poor'sNancy Lee, Visiting Fellow, Center for Global DevelopmentOtaviano Canuto, Vice President for Countries, Inter-American Development Bank

Límites y Desafíos de la Agenda de Seguridad Hemisférica

June 19, 2008 // 9:00am5:00pm
Arlene Tickner,Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá,Pablo Celi, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Ecuador, Ernesto Justiniano, PODEMOS, Juan Ramón Quintana, Minister of the Presidency, Bolivia, Deborah Norden (United States), Carlos Gutiérrez (Chile), Claudio Fuentes (Chile), Raúl Benítez Manaut (Mexico), Héctor Saint Pierre (Brazil), Rut Diamint (Argentina), Cristina Eguizábal (United States), Adam Isacson (United States), and Cynthia Arnson (United States)

Leadership Discussion Series: A Conversation with Governor Blairo Maggi, of the state of Mato Grosso

June 10, 2008 // 3:00pm4:30pm
A successful politician and businessman, Governor Maggi is a key actor inthe ongoing debate over how to balance development and environmental protection in the Amazon—an issue recently dramatized by the resignation of Minister of the Environment Marina Silva, a champion of the environment movement. Maggi holds a degree in agricultural engineering from the Federal University of Paraná. He represented Mato Grosso in the Senate before being elected governor in 2002 and is currently serving his second term as governor, after winning reelection in 2006.

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