Events

Understanding Populism and Political Participation: A New Look at the "New Left" in Latin America

March 10, 2008 // 1:00pm5:15pm
A seminar was convened to examine new forms of political participation and state-civil society interaction in Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.

U.S.–Brazil Biofuels Cooperation: One Year Later

March 04, 2008 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Marcos S. Jank, President of UNICA; André Aranha Corrêa do Lago, Head of the Energy Department of Brazil's Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Gregory Manuel, Special Advisor to the Secretary and International Energy Coordinator at the State Department; Carl Meacham, Professional Staff, Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Jason Steinbaum, Professional Staff, House of Reps. Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommitte on the Western Hemisphere; Alessandro Teixeira, President of APEX Brasil; and Paulo Sotero, Director Brazil Institute (Moderator)
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The U.S. - Colombia Free Trade Agreement: A Capitol Hill Conversation

February 27, 2008 // 1:30pm4:30pm
This event was held to provide Members of Congress, their staffs, and the public with an informed and balanced discussion of the multiple issues surrounding the pending FTA, including the potential benefits to both the United States and Colombia and such critical issues as labor rights.
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IV Symposium on International Trade

February 01, 2008 // 7:30am12:00pm
Three panel discussions will focus on: "Unlocking the Doha Round: Perspectives for 2008"; "Global Warming and Environmental Preservation: What Options International Trade Law Has To Offer?"; "Revisiting the Possibility of a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) Between the United States and Brazil"

New Directions for the Study of Citizen Security in Latin America

January 28, 2008 // 8:00am4:00pm
Jeannette Aguilar, Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Caña, El Salvador; Hugo Frühling, former Wilson Center Fellow (Chile); Carlos Basobrío, former Wilson Center Fellow (Peru); Lucía Dammert, Wilson Center Fellow (Chile).

Addressing Security Challenges in Colombia

January 24, 2008 // 8:00am4:00am
Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez, president of the Colombian Senate; Marta Lucía Ramírez, Senator and Former Defense Minister, Colombia; María Isabel Nieto, Deputy Minister of the Interior, Colombia; María Emma Wills, Universidad de los Andes professor and member of the Historical Memory Commission, Colombia.

Breakfast Discussion with President of Brazil's Chamber of Deputies Arlindo Chinaglia

January 24, 2008 // 7:30am9:00am
A medical doctor and a founder of the Workers Party (PT), Arlindo Chinaglia is a congressman from the state of São Paulo serving his fourth-term. The position of President of the Chamber of Deputies is equivalent to the Speaker of the House in the U.S. system. In the midst of various setbacks to President Lula's legislative agenda, Chinaglia is deeply involved in the negotiations of solutions to the government's fiscal and budgetary proposals, among other challenges. The discussion will focus on Brazil-US relations, President Lula's legislative agenda and Brazil's October 2008 municipal elections—elections that will set the stage for the 2010 presidential race.
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Infrastructure Integration and Environmental Preservation in the Amazon

January 16, 2008 // 11:00am4:30pm
The Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America is meant to forge links between South American countries by integrating the transportation, energy, and telecommunications sectors. The full environmental and social impacts of IIRSA investments should be weighed against the need to promote the continent's economic development and reduce poverty.

The ‘New Left' and Human Rights, Political Participation and Civil Society-State Relations

December 05, 2007 // 8:00am4:00pm
Horacio Verbitsky, Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS); Elizabeth Lira, Center for Ethics, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile; Juan Faroppa, former Undersecretary of the Interior, Uruguay; Felipi Michelini, Sub-secretary for Education and Culture, Uruguay; Oscar Vilhena Viera, Fundaçâo Getúlio Vargas and Conectas, Brazil; Marcela Ríos Tobar, United Nations Development Program, Chile; Luis Tapia, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, Bolivia; René Antonio Mayorga, Centro Boliviano de Estudios Multidisciplinarios, Bolivia.

Energy and Development in South America

November 28, 2007 // 7:45am12:15pm
The goal of the seminar is to analyze the ways in which energy serves as a cause of conflict or of cooperation in South America, with a particular focus on how energy resources are used both as an instrument to promote national development and as a factor in regional politics.

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