November 01, 2006 // 7:30am — 9:00am
With Rubén I. Zamora, President of CAPAZ Foundation and UNDP consultant
October 24, 2006 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
With Monica Herz, Institute of International Relations, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro;Kenneth Maxwell, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University; and Peter Hakim, Inter-American Dialogue
October 23, 2006 // 9:00am — 11:00am
A panel of experts looks at the nationalization of hydrocarbons in Bolivia, Venezuela's use of "oil diplomacy" in the hemisphere, the development of the Camisea natural gas pipeline in Peru, and increased concern over the security of U.S. energy supplies. All of these issues serve to underscore the intensely political aspects of energy relations in Latin America.
October 06, 2006 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Video of this event is now available. With Aline Machado, TV Camara; Jeffrey Cason, Middlebury College; Ted Goertzel, Rutgers University; Alexander Kazan, Bear Stearns
September 18, 2006 // 10:00am — 1:00pm
This event marks the official launching of the American Studies Project, an initiative by the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, with the support of the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center, aimed at strengthening and deepening the field of American Studies in Brazil.
September 15, 2006 // 12:30pm — 5:00pm
Video of this event is now available. On October 1, Brazilians head to the polls for their presidential election. Public surveys predict President Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva winning reelection by a large margin. This two-part seminar will evaluate Lula's term in office and analyze contemporary developments to explain what this means for Brazil, its relations with the United States, and how this fits into the rise of the "New Left" in Latin America.
July 24, 2006 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
With Elizabeth Balbachevsky, Woodrow Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar and Associate Professor of Political Science, Universidade de São Paulo. Commentary by William K. Cummings, Professor of International Education, George Washington University
July 10, 2006 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
Santiago Jaramillo, a lawyer with the Victims of the Armed Conflict Project in Medellín, Colombia, discusses the city government's efforts to respond to the needs and support the rights of the victims of the armed conflict.
July 07, 2006 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Speakers included Roderic Ai Camp, Claremont McKenna College; Alberto Aziz Nassif, CIESAS-Mexico City; Yemile Mizrahi, Casals and Associates and Jonathan Fox, University of California, Santa Cruz & Woodrow Wilson Center.Andrew Selee, Director of the Mexico Institute, moderated.
June 09, 2006 // 8:30am — 11:00am
In this seminar hosted by the Washington Office on Latin America and the Mexico Institute, experts analyzed how Mexico's law enforcement and criminal justice systems contribute to crime and impunity, as well as provided recommendations for how Mexico's next president should address longstanding problems of police and prosecutorial corruption, abuse, and inefficiency in order to improve respect for human rights and the rule of law throughout the country.