Events

Colombia's International Relations and Domestic Challenges

July 20, 2005 // 8:30am10:00am
Read the presenters' remarks. Francisco Santos Carolina Barco

Education and Social Development in the Americas: The Case of Argentina

June 20, 2005 // 9:30am5:00pm
The Latin American Program organized a conference focusing on the importance of education in social development and the impact of social and education reforms in Latin America, with specific emphasis on the Argentine case.

The Peace Process with the ELN in Colombia

June 20, 2005 // 12:00am2:00pm
Briefing with Ambassador Andrés Valencia, former facilitator of a peace dialogue between the Government of Colombia and Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN). Remarks are available in spanish.

U.S. Policy in Colombia: Current and Future Challenges

June 14, 2005 // 8:30am10:00am
A briefing by The Honorable William B. Wood, United States Ambassador to Colombia. Read the full transcript of Ambassador Wood's speech.
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Human Rights Defenders on the Front Lines of Freedom

June 08, 2005 // 2:00pm3:30pm
A Panel Discussion with Yuri Dzhibladze (Russia)—President of the Center for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights, Moscow, Russia; Gustavo Gallón (Colombia)—Director of the Colombian Commission ofJurists, Bogotá, Colombia;Nozima Kamalova (Uzbekistan)—Legal Aid Society, Tashkent, UzbekistanVideo of this event is now available.

Waiting for Democracy: Politics of Choice in Natural Resource Decentralization

May 24, 2005 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Almost all of the world's developing countries are decentralizing power, at least half in the natural resource sector. This new World Resource Institute report draws on cases from Africa, Asia, and Latin America to examine the social and ecological effects of these "democratic" decentralizations.

Live Webcast--Gender and Trade:Identifying Myths, Overcoming Challenges and Developing Alternatives

May 20, 2005 // 8:15am12:30pm
Video of this event is now available.

Election Observation Missions - Making Them Count

April 29, 2005 // 8:15am1:15pm
This conference examined recent history and trends in elections observation around the world, including steps for the future, with experts on elections in Africa, Latin America, and the former Soviet Union in order to develop a practice of effective follow-up on the recommendations of election observation missions.

Is Debt Destiny? Argentina, Emerging Markets, and the Future of Finance

April 19, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
With author Paul Blustein, Staff Writer, Washington Post; and commentators Claudio Loser, Visiting Senior Fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue; and Joseph S. Tulchin, Director of the Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson Center.

Is Debt Destiny? Argentina, Emerging Markets, and the Future of Finance

April 19, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
"How could this happen?" Paul Blustein asked himself while dispatched to Argentina in the wake of its 2001 economic crash. Reports of shantytown residents in the street butchering Angus steers from an overturned truck and of starving children in a nation of agricultural plenty stood in stark contrast to previous impressions of the much lauded and booming Argentina—a country on its way, until late 2001, to joining the ranks of wealthy nations. Blustein explores Argentina's over-hyped rise and dramatic fall (which brought about 25% unemployment, the peso's collapse, and political and social chaos) and the role international financial institutions and market players played in both. His book reminds us that the path from developing nation to developed can be perilous, in this case yielding a Latin American Enron on the scale of the nation state.

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