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.
Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations in Post-Conflict and Crisis Zones: The Challenges of Military and Civilian Cooperation
June 07, 2006 // 8:30am — 12:00pm
The Woodrow Wilson Center hosted a conference about the challenges of fostering effective cooperation between military and civilian actors in stabilization and reconstruction operations.
May 26, 2006 // 9:00am — 12:30pm
Speakers included Enrique Krauze, Letras Libres; Lorenzo Meyer, Colegio de Mexico; Jim Jones, Former Congressman and U.S. Ambassador to Mexico; Andres Rozental, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations and Javier Treviño, Vice President, Cemex
May 10, 2006 // 1:30pm — 3:00pm
With John D. French, Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow and Associate Professor of History, Duke UniversityComment by: Margaret Keck, The Johns Hopkins University; Sérgio Dávila, Folha de São Paulo
May 09, 2006 // 8:00am — 10:00am
This event is co-sponsored by the Americas Society and the Council of the Americas and will take place in New York City