October 30, 2013 // 8:55am — 12:30pm
Across the Americas, governments on occasion have negotiated – often unofficially – with various kinds of criminal organizations in an effort to reduce violence and improve citizen security. In this event, regional experts examined these efforts in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States.
October 24, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
"Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will" is a path-breaking study by Professor Alison Brysk in which she analyzes how human rights rhetoric works, and how to make it work better.
October 23, 2013 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
During the final fifteen years of the Cold War, southern Africa underwent a period of upheaval, with dramatic twists and turns in relations between the superpowers. Americans, Cubans, Soviets, and Africans fought over the future of Angola, where tens of thousands of Cuban soldiers were stationed, and over the decolonization of Namibia, Africa's last colony. Beyond lay the great prize: South Africa.
October 15, 2013 // 9:00am — 2:30pm
The Latin American Program collaborated with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean to host this conference about tax reform in Mexico.
September 30, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
In 1969, Nelson Rockefeller embarked on four ill-fated diplomatic tours of Latin America that inspired violent clashes between the state and the street. Contemporary observers and subsequent scholars have dismissed Gov. Rockefeller's goodwill effort as an unmitigated failure. In this talk, Ernesto Capello explores recently released documents, including selections from the thousands of solicitations sent to Rockefeller by ordinary citizens, which demonstrate the need to reevaluate Rockefeller's Presidential Mission as a critical moment in the way Cold War Latin America imagined its neighbors to the north.
July 23, 2013 // 8:30am — 10:30am
On July 23, 2013, speakers will present the main findings of the Global Development Horizons report, which explores patterns of investment, saving and capital flows as they are likely to evolve over the course of the next two decades. Experts from the Wilson Center will discuss how these economic patterns will affect various developing countries and regions.
June 27, 2013 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
A discussion about the outcomes of the OAS-led discussion on drug policy, the perspective of the U.S. government, and the future of drug policy reform in the hemisphere.
The Other Side of the Story: Explaining Low Rates of Crime and Violence in Chile, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Uruguay
June 26, 2013 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
Why are some Latin American countries facing much more moderate levels of crime and violence than their neighbors? A group of experts from across the region analyze the security situation in the diverse countries of Chile, Uruguay, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua.
June 20, 2013 // 8:45am — 1:00pm
About the current state and future directions of the Asia-Latin America relations.
June 19, 2013 // 2:00pm — 5:00pm
On June 19, 2013, Robert Zoellick, former president of the World Bank, former U.S. Trade Representative, and former Deputy Secretary of State gave a global perspective of what the Trans-Pacific Partnership could mean for future trade negotiations followed by a distinguished group of panelists who spoke on the important aspects of a future trade model and how the Trans-Pacific Partnership fits into other regional trade agreements.