Latin America Events

Prisons in Crisis

February 15, 2005 // 1:00pm4:00pm
Latin American Program
The Prisons In Crisis Project brings together officials, activists, and specialists working on prison reform in Latin America in order to highlight common problems faced by the region's prison systems and to develop policies to address them.

The OAS: Chile's Vision

January 31, 2005 // 9:30am10:30am
Latin American Program
A Director's Forum with His Excellency José Miguel Insulza, Minister of the Interior of Chile. Webcast available for viewing. See the "See Also" section of the Event Summary webpage.

Crucial Needs, Weak Incentives Book Launch

January 12, 2005 // 3:30am5:00pm
Latin American Program
On Wednesday, January 12th, 2005, the Latin American Program hosted the book launch of Crucial Needs, Weak Incentives: Social Sector Reform, Democratization, and Globalization in Latin America, edited by Robert R. Kaufman and Joan M. Nelson. This book emerged from a series of workshops that are part of the Latin America Program's ongoing examination of social sector policies and reform in Latin America.For more information about the book, see our Wilson Press webpage.
Webcast

Book Launch--Beyond Free and Fair: Monitoring Elections and Building Democracy

December 09, 2004 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Asia Program
Eric Bjornlund, Democracy International; Commentator: Thomas Carothers, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Video of this event is available here.

LIVE WEBCAST: U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Agenda: Immigration, Drug Trafficking and Security

November 17, 2004 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Mexico Institute
Stay tuned for the archived live webcast of the discussion on the U.S.-Mexico bilateral agenda post election results.

The Role of the Media in the Consolidation of Democracy

November 15, 2004 // 8:00am1:00pm
Latin American Program
This conference, co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Center's Latin American Program and the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, examined the role that the media play during Latin American countries' transitions to democracy, as well as new challenges that the media are now confronting in their relationships with the public and democratic governments.

Integration in the Americas: Trade, Investment, Development and Security

October 19, 2004 // 8:30am10:30am
Mexico Institute

Population-Environmental Piggybacking: Integrating an Environmental Module into Guatemala's Demographic and Health Survey

October 12, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Petén region, located in the northern part of Guatemala, is a population-environment hot spot. ProPetén, an environmental and social organization working in the region, spearheaded an effort to add data on environment to USAID's Demographic and Health Survey. Liza Grandia, president of the Board of Directors of ProPetén, discusses the initiative.

The Study of New Democracies in Latin America and Elsewhere: Reflections on the 25th Anniversary of the "Transitions Project" at the Woodrow Wilson Center

October 01, 2004 // 9:30am12:30pm
Latin American Program
Twenty-five years ago at the Wilson Center, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Guillermo O'Donnell, Philippe Schmitter, and Laurence Whitehead, with support from Abraham Lowenthal, who was then director of the Latin American Program, organized a project to consider the transitions from authoritarian regimes in Latin America and Europe. The Transitions Project was at the origin of almost twenty-five years of conceptual debate and empirical research on regime change and democratic governance throughout the world; it is time to take stock of what we have learned from this experience. It is our pleasure to invite you to a session on "The Study of New Democracies in Latin America and Elsewhere: Reflections on the 25th Anniversary of the ‘Transitions Project' at the Woodrow Wilson Center" featuring the three project co-directors and the then director of the Wilson Center's Latin American Program.

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