Latin America Events

The Struggle for Social Inclusion in Brazil: Policies to Combat Poverty and Inequality

February 14, 2006 // 8:30am10:30am
Brazil Institute
Margaret Keck, Professor of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University;Estanislao Gacitúa-Marió, Senior Social Scientist, Social Development Department, The World Bank;Simon Schwartzman, Director, Instituto de Estudos do Trabalho e Sociedade, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Moderator, Shelton Davis, Senior Fellow, Georgetown University

The Domestic and Foreign Policies of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

January 26, 2006 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Latin American Program
A conference with Miriam Kornblith, Researcher, Instituto de Estudios Politicos, Universidad Central de Venezuela, and Visiting Fellow, Kellogg Institute, University of Notre Dame; Michael Coppedge, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame; Javier Pereira, Political Reporter, El Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela

Reporting Across The Border: The Challenges Of U.S.-Mexico Journalism

January 20, 2006 // 8:00am12:30pm
Mexico Institute
Speakers included:Rosana Fuentes-Berain, Foreign Affairs en Español, Andrew Selee, Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute, Philip Bennett, Managing Editor, Washington Post, Cynthia Arnson, Wilson Center,Dolia Estévez, Poder, Monitor Radio; Julia Preston, New York Times;José Carreño, El Universal; Alfredo Corchado, Dallas Morning News; Marcela Sánchez, Washington Post; Armando Guzmán, Azteca Americas; David Brooks, La Jornada; Jerry Kammer, Copley News Service; José Díaz Briceño, Reforma ; Gregorio Meraz, Televisa; Claudio Sanchez, National Public Radio, and Tamar Jacoby, Manhattan Institute

Brazil's HIV/AIDS Program as a Model: Strategies for Combating Other Epidemics

December 12, 2005 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Brazil Institute
A conference with Jorge Bermudez, Chief, Essential Medicines, Vaccines, and Health Technologies Unit, Pan American Health Organization; Eduardo J. Gómez, Visiting Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health; and Maureen Lewis, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development.

Setting the Agenda for Latin America in the Coming Decade, pt. I & II

December 05, 2005 // 9:00am3:00pm
Latin American Program
The Latin American Program gathered 24 of the region's most prominent academics and public officials on December 5–6, 2005, to determine what new challenges Latin America will face in the coming decade and how to best to ensure continued progress.
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Conservation and Development: Lessons from Costa Rica

November 17, 2005 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Costa Rica's minister of environment and energy, speaks about efforts to resuscitate the forest cover using creative market-based approaches that achieve both conservation and development.

Brazil at a Crossroads: Repercussions of Embracing Genetically Modified Agriculture

November 17, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
Brazil Institute
The Brazil Project and Environmental Change and Security Program co-host a conference on the debate over genetically modified (GM) agriculture in Brazil.

Mexican Migrant Civic and Political Participation

November 04, 2005 // 8:00am11:30am
Mexico Institute
Speakers included Roberto Suro, Director, PEW Hispanic Center; Jonathan Fox, Latin American and Latino Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz; Gaspar Rivera-Salgado, Director, Transnational Communities Program at the New Americans Immigration Museum Learning Center; Xóchitl Bada, Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame; Monica Lozano, Publisher and CEO, La Opinión; Ann Marie Tallman, President and General Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Guadalupe Gómez, Vice-president, Federación de Clubes Zacatecanos del Sur de California (Federation of Zacatecan Clubs of Southern California); Janet Murguía, President and CEO, National Council of La Raza; Jesús García, Executive Director, Little Village Community Development Corporation, Chicago; María Elena Durazo, Executive Vice-President of UNITE HERE International Union, President of UNITE HERE Local 11, Los Angeles; and National Chair of the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride 2003; Jesús Martínez-Saldaña, State Representative, Michoacán Congress

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

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

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