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.
February 01, 2008 // 7:30am — 12:00pm
Three panel discussions will focus on: "Unlocking the Doha Round: Perspectives for 2008"; "Global Warming and Environmental Preservation: What Options International Trade Law Has To Offer?"; "Revisiting the Possibility of a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) Between the United States and Brazil"
January 28, 2008 // 8:00am — 4:00pm
Jeannette Aguilar, Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Caña, El Salvador; Hugo Frühling, former Wilson Center Fellow (Chile); Carlos Basobrío, former Wilson Center Fellow (Peru); Lucía Dammert, Wilson Center Fellow (Chile).
January 24, 2008 // 8:00am — 4:00am
Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez, president of the Colombian Senate; Marta Lucía Ramírez, Senator and Former Defense Minister, Colombia; María Isabel Nieto, Deputy Minister of the Interior, Colombia; María Emma Wills, Universidad de los Andes professor and member of the Historical Memory Commission, Colombia.
January 24, 2008 // 7:30am — 9:00am
A medical doctor and a founder of the Workers Party (PT), Arlindo Chinaglia is a congressman from the state of São Paulo serving his fourth-term. The position of President of the Chamber of Deputies is equivalent to the Speaker of the House in the U.S. system. In the midst of various setbacks to President Lula's legislative agenda, Chinaglia is deeply involved in the negotiations of solutions to the government's fiscal and budgetary proposals, among other challenges. The discussion will focus on Brazil-US relations, President Lula's legislative agenda and Brazil's October 2008 municipal elections—elections that will set the stage for the 2010 presidential race.
January 16, 2008 // 11:00am — 4:30pm
The Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America is meant to forge links between South American countries by integrating the transportation, energy, and telecommunications sectors. The full environmental and social impacts of IIRSA investments should be weighed against the need to promote the continent's economic development and reduce poverty.