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"Bolivian Politics: Past and Present"

November 07, 2008 // 7:30am9:30am
John Crabtree, Research Associate, Centre for Latin American Studies, Oxford UniversityLaurence Whitehead, Official Fellow Politics, Nuffield College, Oxford UniversityGeorge Gray Molina, Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellow, Oxford University
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Central America's Economic Dilemma: Food, Energy, and the Impact of the U.S. Crisis

October 28, 2008 // 2:00pm5:30pm
Pablo Rodas Martini, Chief Economist, Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE)Gregory Watson, Multilateral Investment Fund, IADBYolanda de Gavidia, Former Minister of the Economy, El SalvadorJorge Máttar, Adjunct Director, ECLAC Sub-Regional Secretariat, Mexico CityHumberto López, Lead Economist, Central America, World BankPatricia Vásquez, Energy IntelligenceJorge Asturias, Regional Director for Central America, Organización Latinoamericana de Energía (OLADE)

New Challenges of Constitutional Adjudication in Brazil

October 24, 2008 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Featuring Minister Gilmar Mendes, President of the Federal Supreme Court of Brazil; Introduction and Comments by Judge Peter J. Messitte, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland; Welcome Remarks by Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute
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Truth and Reconciliation in Colombia: The Work of the National Reconciliation Commission

October 15, 2008 // 8:30am10:00am
Gonzalo Sánchez, Director, Memoria Histórica, Álvaro Camacho, Research Coordinator, Trujillo Report

Literature in the Amazon

September 15, 2008 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Márcio Souza author of The Emperor of the Amazon and Mad Maria; Lúcia Sá, visiting professor of literature; University of Manchester, England; and Regina Igel, professor of Portuguese and Brazilian literature; University of Maryland

The Dictator's Shadow: Life Under Augusto Pinochet

September 12, 2008 // 8:30am10:00am
We are expecting an exceptionally lively and informative discussion, led by Ambassador Muñoz, currently Chile's representative to the United Nations, and OAS Secretary-General José Miguel Insulza. The book is a both a personal and historical account of the overthrow of Salvador Allende and the rule of Augusto Pinochet, and of what these events meant for the citizens of Chile, written by active opponent of the dictator, who—with the return of democracy—has served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister Secretary-General of Government.

Amazonia Photography Exhibit

August 29, 2008 // 9:00am6:00pm
The exhibit showcases dazzling and conflicting images of the Brazilian Amazon, and the faces of its people, captured by photographers from the Brazilian daily newspaper, O Estado de S.Paulo.

Documentary Screening: "The Judge and the General"

August 06, 2008 // 7:00pm11:00pm
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Innovation in Brazil: Public Policy Challenges and Business Opportunities

July 31, 2008 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Ricardo Sennes, Professor of International Relations at Pontificia Universidade Catolica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), Director and Partner of Prospectiva International;Roberto Castello Branco, Former Deputy Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization and Consultant at Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa);Kátia Ramos Moreira Leite, Partner of Group Genoa Biotecnologia and President of Scientific and Technical Genoa Group Board;Diógenes Feldhaus, Director of Partnerships of the State University of Campinas Innovation Agency (Inova Unicamp); Stephen Merrill (Commentator), Executive Director of the National Academies of Science's Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP); Michael Ryan (Commentator), Director of Creative and Innovative Economy Center and Professor at George Washington University;Rahim Rezaie (Commentator), PhD Candidate, McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, University of Toronto; Co-author of recent Nature Biotechnology article, "Brazilian health biotech: Fostering crosstalk between public and private sectors"
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Iran in Latin America: Threat or Axis of Annoyance?

July 10, 2008 // 8:30am1:00pm
Farideh Farhi, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Adjunct Professor of Political Science, University of Hawai'i at ManoaHugo Alconada Mon, Washington Correspondent, Diario La Nación, ArgentinaFélix Maradiaga, Senior Researcher, Institute of Strategic Studies and Public Policies (IEEPP), NicaraguaElodie Brun, Doctoral Candidate in Political Science, Institut d' Études Politiques, ParisCésar Montúfar, Professor, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Ecuador

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