Latin America Events

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.

The 2006 Mexican Presidential Elections and the Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations

May 26, 2006 // 9:00am12:30pm
Mexico Institute
Speakers included Enrique Krauze, Letras Libres; Lorenzo Meyer, Colegio de Mexico; Jim Jones, Former Congressman and U.S. Ambassador to Mexico; Andres Rozental, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations and Javier Treviño, Vice President, Cemex

Report Presentation: Borderless Innovation: Catalyzing the Competitiveness of the San Diego-Baja California Region

May 23, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
Mexico Institute
WithJerry Sanders, Mayor of the City of San Diego;Eugenio Elorduy, Governor of Baja California;Mary L. Walshok, Vice Chancellor, University of California, San Diego;Rodrigo Gutiérrez Sández, Director, CENTRIS;Jessie K. Knight Jr., President/CEO, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce;Daniel Romero, President, Tijuana Chambers of Commerce (CCE);Moderator: Malin Burnham, Chairman, Burnham Foundation

Brazil's President as Working Class Raposa (Fox): Understanding Lula the Politician

May 10, 2006 // 1:30pm3:00pm
Brazil Institute
With John D. French, Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow and Associate Professor of History, Duke UniversityComment by: Margaret Keck, The Johns Hopkins University; Sérgio Dávila, Folha de São Paulo

The State of the Mexican Election: A Journalistic Perspective

May 09, 2006 // 8:00am10:00am
Mexico Institute
This event is co-sponsored by the Americas Society and the Council of the Americas and will take place in New York City

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