Book Launch - Rethinking the Economics of War: The Intersection of Need, Creed, and Greed

November 01, 2005 // 3:00pm4:30pm
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.

The Effects of U.S. Foreign Assistance on Democracy Building

October 27, 2005 // 9:00am12:00pm
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.

Corruption in Brazil: The Mensalão Scandal and the Future of the PT

October 21, 2005 // 9:00am11:30am
Catherine Conaghan, Professor of Political Studies at Queen's University, Ontario, will moderate a panel including Washington Correspondent for O Estado de São Paulo Paulo Sotero, Associate Professor of Government at University of Texas at Austin Wendy Hunter, and Professor of Political Science and Director of Western Hemisphere Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Riordan Roett.

Book Launch -- Fujimori's Peru: Deception in the Public Sphere

October 20, 2005 // 4:00pm5:30pm
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.

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon: Innovations and Challenges in Environmental Policy

September 21, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Brazilian Minister of Environment Marina Silva speaks on government actions and policies to curb deforestation, dismantle illegal logging rings, and fight corruption among federal employees accused of collaborating with loggers in exchange for bribes.

Homeland Security and the Bilateral Relationship between the United States and Argentina

September 20, 2005 // 9:30am4:00pm
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.

Democratic Innovation in Latin America: New Approaches to Local Governance

September 02, 2005 // 9:00am1:00pm
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.

Colombia's International Relations and Domestic Challenges

July 20, 2005 // 8:30am10:00am
Read the presenters' remarks. Francisco Santos Carolina Barco

Education and Social Development in the Americas: The Case of Argentina

June 20, 2005 // 9:30am5:00pm
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.

The Peace Process with the ELN in Colombia

June 20, 2005 // 12:00am2:00pm
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.


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