Latin America Events

Webcast

Water, Conflict, and Peacebuilding in Development: Lessons for Practitioners (Toolkit Launch)

February 24, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
With almost 800 million people currently lacking access to clean water and two-thirds of the world’s population projected to face conditions of severe water stress by 2025, disputes over water are a growing global concern. But while dwindling water supplies sharpen focus on conflict, long-term peacebuilding opportunities are often overlooked.
Podcast

Michoacán Fights Back: Crime and Response in Mexico

January 31, 2014 // 11:00am12:00pm
Mexico Institute
As Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto begins his second year in office, the country is facing rising security concerns brought about by armed vigilantes in the southwest state of Michoacán. These groups are increasingly militarized to the point they are willing to engage in gun battles with organized crime for control of cities. While the government has agreed to work with them in a limited capacity, it is unclear what their role will be, or how they fit into Mexico’s fight against organized crime.
Webcast

Elections in Latin America

January 30, 2014 // 9:00am12:30pm
Latin American Program
A review of 2013 and looking forward to the 2014 elections in Latin America.
Webcast

Globalization and America's Trade Agreements

January 08, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
While the United States has benefited tremendously from trade agreements in the past, a number of political and structural challenges raise the question of whether trade will remain a key driving force for growth. Join Wilson Center senior scholar and former assistant U.S. trade representative William Krist as he discusses the TPP and the TTIP.
Webcast

Colombia’s Peace Process: Advances, Obstacles, and the Upcoming Electoral Season

December 06, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
A discussion about the progress of the peace process in Colombia.
Webcast

Breaking the Taboo

November 20, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Latin American Program
Screening of a film that takes a critical look at the “War on Drugs” and participate in the discussion to follow with two experts in the field of drug policy.
Webcast

Innovation in Urban Development: Incremental Housing Approaches and Big Data for Smarter Cities

November 14, 2013 // 1:25pm4:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Panelists will present research on innovation in incremental housing and urban planning and discuss new ways of employing "big data" to improve city management and urban decision making.

Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will

October 24, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
"Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will" is a path-breaking study by Professor Alison Brysk in which she analyzes how human rights rhetoric works, and how to make it work better.

Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability

October 22, 2013 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Global food price spikes in 2008 and again in 2011 coincided with a surge of political unrest in low- and middle-income countries. Governments and philanthropic foundations have begun redoubling efforts to resuscitate agricultural research and technology transfer, as well as to accelerate the modernization of food value chains to deliver high quality food inexpensively, faster, and in greater volumes to urban consumers. But is this enough?
Webcast

Public Opinion and Foreign Policy in Mexico: Findings from the 2012 Edition of Mexico, the Americas, and the World

October 21, 2013 // 10:25am11:30am
Mexico Institute
Mexico, the Americas, and the World is a biannual public opinion survey conducted since 2004 on public opinion and foreign policy in Mexico and other Latin American countries, including Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. This presentation will give an overview of some of the survey's key findings in 2012.

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