Events

Cuba and Its Environs: The Challenges of Change

June 23, 2008 // 1:00pm12:00am
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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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In from the Cold: Latin America's New Encounter with the Cold War

May 01, 2008 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Gilbert Joseph, Yale University; Daniela Spenser, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, Mexico City; Max Paul Friedman, American University; and Vojtech Mastny, National Security Archive, George Washington University.
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Sugarcane Ethanol and Land Use in Brazil

April 28, 2008 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Economist André Nassar, of the Brazilian Institute for International Trade Negotiations, presents initial findings of a study on sugarcane expansion and land use in Brazil.
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Decentralization and Democratization of Natural Resource Management

April 28, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
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 // 9:30am11:00am
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
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The Challenge of Innovation in Brazil: Innovation Strategies in Seven Countries

April 25, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
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.
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Book Discussion: Aid for Trade and Development

April 15, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
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

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