Latin America Events

Report Launch: Comparing Mexican and U.S. Public Opinion on Foreign Policy

November 15, 2006 // 8:00am9:30am
Mexico Institute
This unique study, prepared by the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, measures Mexican and U.S. public opinion on key bilateral policy issues including security, migration, trade, energy, and agriculture. Study results will be presented by Professor Guadalupe González of CIDE and Luis Herrera-Lasso of Grupo Coppán. Ambassador Andrés Rozental of COMEXI and Dr. Roberto Pastor of American University will give commentary.

The "New Left" and Democratic Governance in Latin America

November 06, 2006 // 8:00am4:00pm
Latin American Program
On November 6, 2006, the Latin American Program held the initial workshop of a three-year project on "The ‘New Left' and Democratic Governance in Latin America," a comparative project focusing on Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Uruguay, and Venezuela. A group of distinguished scholars and practitioners from the United States, Latin America, and Europe discussed core definitions of what constitutes "the left" in Latin America and how it differs from earlier periods. Workshop participants also considered whether or not the left has a distinct approach to social and economic policy as well as to issues of human rights, political participation, institutional design and development, and foreign policy.

Economic Policy and Prospects for Reform under a Second Lula Administration

November 01, 2006 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Brazil Institute
Otaviano Canuto, Executive Director for Brazil, World Bank; Paulo Leme, Chief Economist, Goldman Sachs Latin America

Fifteen Years After the Peace Agreement: Problems of Peace-Building in El Salvador

November 01, 2006 // 7:30am9:00am
Latin American Program
With Rubén I. Zamora, President of CAPAZ Foundation and UNDP consultant

Brazil's Foreign Relations with South America

October 24, 2006 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
With Monica Herz, Institute of International Relations, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro;Kenneth Maxwell, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University; and Peter Hakim, Inter-American Dialogue

Judicial Reform in Chihuahua and the Case of Ciudad Juárez

October 24, 2006 // 1:30pm2:30pm
Mexico Institute
A discussion with Chihuahua Attorney General Patricia González Rodríguez

The Politics of Energy in Latin America

October 23, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
A panel of experts looks at the nationalization of hydrocarbons in Bolivia, Venezuela's use of "oil diplomacy" in the hemisphere, the development of the Camisea natural gas pipeline in Peru, and increased concern over the security of U.S. energy supplies. All of these issues serve to underscore the intensely political aspects of energy relations in Latin America.
Webcast

Outcome of Brazil's General Elections

October 06, 2006 // 10:00am12:00pm
Brazil Institute
Video of this event is now available. With Aline Machado, TV Camara; Jeffrey Cason, Middlebury College; Ted Goertzel, Rutgers University; Alexander Kazan, Bear Stearns

Mexico: After the Election

September 27, 2006 // 6:30pm8:00pm
Mexico Institute
The Mexico Institute and the World Affairs Council of Dallas Fort Worth will host speakers Ambassador Jim Jones, Ambassador Andrés Rozental, John Authors, Roberto Newell and Roger Wallace in Dallas Fort Worth, Texas.

Brazilian Perspectives of the United States

September 18, 2006 // 10:00am1:00pm
Brazil Institute
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.

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