Latin America Events

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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.

Corruption in Brazil: The Mensalão Scandal and the Future of the PT

October 21, 2005 // 9:00am11:30am
Brazil Institute
Catherine Conaghan, Professor of Political Studies at Queen's University, Ontario, will moderate a panel including Washington Correspondent for O Estado de São Paulo Paulo Sotero, Associate Professor of Government at University of Texas at Austin Wendy Hunter, and Professor of Political Science and Director of Western Hemisphere Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Riordan Roett.

Book Launch -- Fujimori's Peru: Deception in the Public Sphere

October 20, 2005 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Latin American Program
With author Catherine M. Conaghan, Professor of Political Studies Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.Michael Shifter, Vice President for Policy, at Inter-American Dialogue will provide comments.

The United States and Mexico: Forging a Strategic Partnership

October 06, 2005 // 10:30am12:00pm
Mexico Institute
Capitol Building, Room HC-9 A policy forum to launch new report, The United States and Mexico: Forging a Strategic Partnership, calling for the redefinition of the relationship between Mexico and the United States as a "strategic partnership" with benefits for the competitiveness and security of both countries.

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon: Innovations and Challenges in Environmental Policy

September 21, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Brazil Institute
Brazilian Minister of Environment Marina Silva speaks on government actions and policies to curb deforestation, dismantle illegal logging rings, and fight corruption among federal employees accused of collaborating with loggers in exchange for bribes.

Homeland Security and the Bilateral Relationship between the United States and Argentina

September 20, 2005 // 9:30am4:00pm
Latin American Program
Terrorism and the war on terrorism dominate discussions of U.S. foreign policy. However, in hemispheric affairs, the U.S. has had considerable difficulty convincing our neighbors just how critical the war on terrorism is for all the members of the hemispheric community. Argentina is one country that was reluctant to go along with the U.S. for a while, but which now is cooperating closely with the U.S. on a number of projects. This seminar is one of a series that deals with issues critical to Argentina and to the bilateral relationship between Argentina and the United States. Our strategy in these public meetings is to place important Argentine issues in a broader context, so that different perspective can be made clear.

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