November 01, 2005 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Participating in this important discussion will be the books' editors Cynthia J. Arnson, Woodrow Wilson Center, and I. William Zartman, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS. Also contributing will be the authors of the chapters about Colombia and Peru, respectively, Marc Chernick, Georgetown University, and Cynthia McClintock, George Washington Univerisity.
October 27, 2005 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
The Latin American Program hosts a presentation of the results of a USAID-funded study of the effects of U.S. foreign assistance on democracy building worldwide.
October 20, 2005 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
With author Catherine M. Conaghan, Professor of Political Studies Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.Michael Shifter, Vice President for Policy, at Inter-American Dialogue will provide comments.
September 20, 2005 // 9:30am — 4:00pm
Terrorism and the war on terrorism dominate discussions of U.S. foreign policy. However, in hemispheric affairs, the U.S. has had considerable difficulty convincing our neighbors just how critical the war on terrorism is for all the members of the hemispheric community. Argentina is one country that was reluctant to go along with the U.S. for a while, but which now is cooperating closely with the U.S. on a number of projects. This seminar is one of a series that deals with issues critical to Argentina and to the bilateral relationship between Argentina and the United States. Our strategy in these public meetings is to place important Argentine issues in a broader context, so that different perspective can be made clear.
September 02, 2005 // 9:00am — 1:00pm
The Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center and the Inter-American Foundation take a critical look at the innovations in democratic governance that have emerged throughout the region.
July 20, 2005 // 8:30am — 10:00am
Read the presenters' remarks. Francisco Santos Carolina Barco
June 20, 2005 // 9:30am — 5:00pm
The Latin American Program organized a conference focusing on the importance of education in social development and the impact of social and education reforms in Latin America, with specific emphasis on the Argentine case.
June 20, 2005 // 12:00am — 2:00pm
Briefing with Ambassador Andrés Valencia, former facilitator of a peace dialogue between the Government of Colombia and Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN). Remarks are available in spanish.
June 14, 2005 // 8:30am — 10:00am
A briefing by The Honorable William B. Wood, United States Ambassador to Colombia. Read the full transcript of Ambassador Wood's speech.
April 19, 2005 // 9:00am — 11:00am
"How could this happen?" Paul Blustein asked himself while dispatched to Argentina in the wake of its 2001 economic crash. Reports of shantytown residents in the street butchering Angus steers from an overturned truck and of starving children in a nation of agricultural plenty stood in stark contrast to previous impressions of the much lauded and booming Argentina—a country on its way, until late 2001, to joining the ranks of wealthy nations. Blustein explores Argentina's over-hyped rise and dramatic fall (which brought about 25% unemployment, the peso's collapse, and political and social chaos) and the role international financial institutions and market players played in both. His book reminds us that the path from developing nation to developed can be perilous, in this case yielding a Latin American Enron on the scale of the nation state.