September 18, 2007 // 9:00am — 5:30pm
How are the various democracies around the world addressing the deficits they face today? What cases are viewed as particularly successful in addressing poverty or social services? Have institutional reforms—-anti-corruption measures, participatory governance, perhaps decentralization—-been successful or even useful? How do we weigh the impact or likely success in countries facing ethnic or religious division? This policy conference, sponsored by RTI International and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, addressed these issues with the help of a group of world-class scholars, journalists, and practitioners with extraordinary insights into the topic and the country cases they have examined.
September 12, 2007 // 2:30pm — 5:00pm
María Eugenia Choque, Co-founder Center for Aymara Studies, La Paz; Mamerto Pérez, Economist, Centro de Estudios para el Desarollo Laboral y Agrario (CEDLA), La Paz; Manuel de la Fuente, Professor of Economics, Universidad de San Simon, Cochabamba;Javier Hurtado Mercado, Vice-President, Organic Food Exporters Association, La Paz;Ximena Soruco Sologuren, Researcher, Programa de Investigación Estratégica en Bolivia, La Paz; Clare Ribando, Analyst in Latin American Affairs, Congressional Research Service
September 10, 2007 // 1:00am — 12:00am
Oscar Bonilla, National Public Security Council, El Salvador; Gabriel Aguilera Peralta, former Secretary for Peace and former Vice-minister of Foreign Relations, Guatemala; Lilian Bobea, security analyst; Oswaldo Jarrín, former Defense Minister, Ecuador; Raúl Benítez Manaut, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico; Carlos Basombrío, Former Vice-minister of the Interior, Peru; Rut Diamint, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Argentina;Eliézer Rizzo de Oliveira, Universidad Estadual de Campinas, Brazil; Lucia Dammert Woodrow Wilson Center fellow and FLACSO-Chile.a
June 25, 2007 // 2:30pm — 4:30pm
Transparency International chapters from four countries - Mexico, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela - will share their conclusions and recommendations, with a special focus on efforts to reduce corruption in public contracting and increase whistleblower protection. Their presentations will highlight the role of civil society in monitoring convention enforcement – a role facing increasing resistance in many countries.
May 15, 2007 // 2:00pm — 5:30pm
The seminar will address current interstate relations among MERCOSUR members with a focus on the nature of recent conflicts, the strategic scenario currently unfolding, and the progress or stagnation of MERCOSUR's integration process.
April 23, 2007 // 3:00pm — 5:00am
Ricardo López Murphy, Founder, RECREAR Party and comments by Riordan Roett, Director, Western Hemisphere Studies, SAIS, The Johns Hopkins University
Media Breakfast Briefing: U.S.-Latin American Relations, in Anticipation of President Bush's Trip to the Region
March 06, 2007 // 7:30am — 8:45am
Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin American Program, Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, and Andrew Selee, director of the Mexico Institute, gave comments and fielded questions at this on-the-record media briefing to discuss U.S.-Latin American relations in advance of President Bush's March 8th-14th trip to Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico.
February 21, 2007 // 1:00pm — 4:30pm
February 15, 2007 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Genaro Arriagada, Woodrow Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar andformer Chilean Ambassador to the United States and Ramón Espinasa, former Chief Economist for PDVSA and consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank and the Andean Development Corporation
January 09, 2007 // 1:00pm — 4:30pm