Events

The 2006 Nicaraguan Elections

November 28, 2006 // 11:00am1:00pm
with Carlos Fernando Chamorro, Editor, Confidencial; Arturo Cruz, Jr., INCAE Business School; Shelley McConnell, The Carter Center; Richard Feinberg, University of California at San Diego

Anti-Americanism in Latin America

November 20, 2006 // 11:00am12:30pm
With Marcos Aguinis, former Secretary of Culture, Argentina; novelist; and Woodrow Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar

The "New Left" and Democratic Governance in Latin America

November 06, 2006 // 8:00am4:00pm
On November 6, 2006, the Latin American Program held the initial workshop of a three-year project on "The ‘New Left' and Democratic Governance in Latin America," a comparative project focusing on Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Uruguay, and Venezuela. A group of distinguished scholars and practitioners from the United States, Latin America, and Europe discussed core definitions of what constitutes "the left" in Latin America and how it differs from earlier periods. Workshop participants also considered whether or not the left has a distinct approach to social and economic policy as well as to issues of human rights, political participation, institutional design and development, and foreign policy.

Economic Policy and Prospects for Reform under a Second Lula Administration

November 01, 2006 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Otaviano Canuto, Executive Director for Brazil, World Bank; Paulo Leme, Chief Economist, Goldman Sachs Latin America

Fifteen Years After the Peace Agreement: Problems of Peace-Building in El Salvador

November 01, 2006 // 7:30am9:00am
With Rubén I. Zamora, President of CAPAZ Foundation and UNDP consultant

Brazil's Foreign Relations with South America

October 24, 2006 // 3:00pm5:00pm
With Monica Herz, Institute of International Relations, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro;Kenneth Maxwell, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University; and Peter Hakim, Inter-American Dialogue

The Politics of Energy in Latin America

October 23, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
A panel of experts looks at the nationalization of hydrocarbons in Bolivia, Venezuela's use of "oil diplomacy" in the hemisphere, the development of the Camisea natural gas pipeline in Peru, and increased concern over the security of U.S. energy supplies. All of these issues serve to underscore the intensely political aspects of energy relations in Latin America.
Webcast

Outcome of Brazil's General Elections

October 06, 2006 // 10:00am12:00pm
Video of this event is now available. With Aline Machado, TV Camara; Jeffrey Cason, Middlebury College; Ted Goertzel, Rutgers University; Alexander Kazan, Bear Stearns

Brazilian Perspectives of the United States

September 18, 2006 // 10:00am1:00pm
This event marks the official launching of the American Studies Project, an initiative by the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, with the support of the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center, aimed at strengthening and deepening the field of American Studies in Brazil.
Webcast

Brazil's 2006 Presidential Elections

September 15, 2006 // 12:30pm5:00pm
Video of this event is now available. On October 1, Brazilians head to the polls for their presidential election. Public surveys predict President Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva winning reelection by a large margin. This two-part seminar will evaluate Lula's term in office and analyze contemporary developments to explain what this means for Brazil, its relations with the United States, and how this fits into the rise of the "New Left" in Latin America.

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