Latin America Events

Webcast

Brazil's 2006 Presidential Elections

September 15, 2006 // 12:30pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
Video of this event is now available. On October 1, Brazilians head to the polls for their presidential election. Public surveys predict President Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva winning reelection by a large margin. This two-part seminar will evaluate Lula's term in office and analyze contemporary developments to explain what this means for Brazil, its relations with the United States, and how this fits into the rise of the "New Left" in Latin America.

Whither Mexican Democracy? An Analysis of the 2006 Elections and the Way Forward

September 15, 2006 // 9:30am11:00am
Mexico Institute
The Mexico Institute, the Congressional Study Group on Mexico, and the Heinrich Boell Foundation will hold a roundtable discussion with Peter Ward, Professor at the University of Texas and C.B. Smith Centennial Chair in U.S.-Mexico Relations and Denise Dresser, Professor at ITAM and Columnist for Reforma Newspaper and Proceso Magazine to discuss the future of Mexican democracy.

Mexico's Oportunidades: The Challenges of Self-Selection for Targeted Poverty Programs

August 18, 2006 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Mexico Institute
With César Martinelli, Professor of Economics, ITAM, Mexico City and Woodrow Wilson Center/Comexi Public Policy Scholar and Susan W. Parker, Professor of Economics, CIDE, Mexico City
Webcast

Environmental Vulnerability in Haiti

August 02, 2006 // 9:00am5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
A Stakeholder Workshop to Discuss Findings and Recommendations with USAID's Technical Assessment Team

Higher Education in Brazil: Responding to the Global Challenges of the 21st Century

July 24, 2006 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Brazil Institute
With Elizabeth Balbachevsky, Woodrow Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar and Associate Professor of Political Science, Universidade de São Paulo. Commentary by William K. Cummings, Professor of International Education, George Washington University

Unsilencing the Victims

July 10, 2006 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Latin American Program
Santiago Jaramillo, a lawyer with the Victims of the Armed Conflict Project in Medellín, Colombia, discusses the city government's efforts to respond to the needs and support the rights of the victims of the armed conflict.

Roundtable on Mexico's 2006 Election Results

July 07, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
Mexico Institute
Speakers included Roderic Ai Camp, Claremont McKenna College; Alberto Aziz Nassif, CIESAS-Mexico City; Yemile Mizrahi, Casals and Associates and Jonathan Fox, University of California, Santa Cruz & Woodrow Wilson Center.Andrew Selee, Director of the Mexico Institute, moderated.

The 2006 Mexican Elections: Perspectives from Washington and Los Angeles

June 16, 2006 // 9:30am12:00am
Mexico Institute
El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, the Mexico Institute, and the Mexican Society of Electoral Studies will be holding a seminar in Tijuana, Mexico with Andrew Selee, Director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center and David Ayon, Senior Research Associate and Project Director of Focus Mexico at Loyola Marymount University

Mexican Democracy in the International Perspective: Seminar 2

June 15, 2006 // 9:00am1:00pm
Mexico Institute
This second seminar will be organized by the Center for International Studies at Colegio de México, the Latin American Program and Mexico Institute of the Wilson Center, and the Special Commission for State Reform of the House of Representatives and the Federal Electoral Institute. Speakers will include, among others, Philippe Schmitter, Dante Caputo, Andreas Schedler, and Ilán Bizberg. This event will be held in Mexico City at the Auditorio del IFE.

Public Security, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law: Challenges for Mexico's Next President

June 09, 2006 // 8:30am11:00am
Mexico Institute
In this seminar hosted by the Washington Office on Latin America and the Mexico Institute, experts analyzed how Mexico's law enforcement and criminal justice systems contribute to crime and impunity, as well as provided recommendations for how Mexico's next president should address longstanding problems of police and prosecutorial corruption, abuse, and inefficiency in order to improve respect for human rights and the rule of law throughout the country.

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