May 10, 2004 // 4:45pm — 7:00pm
The Latin American Program joined with the Council of the Americas to host "A Conversation with White House Chiefs of Staff on the Politics of Trade." Andrew Card, Chief of Staff for President George W. Bush, opened the discussion by describing President Bush's goal to create a better and safer America. The Honorable John Podesta, The Honorable Thomas McLarty, The Honorable John Sununu, and The Honorable James Jones offered comments based on their experience as Chiefs of Staff and in their other roles.Zanny Minton-Beddoes of The Economist moderated the discussion and talked about U.S. leadership in the trading system and the increased complexity of trade policy today.
April 21, 2004 // 9:30am — 4:00pm
To analyze the economic and political trends and the context in which the upcoming elections will take place, the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars held a seminar "Democracy at the Crossroads: Economic and Political Crisis in the Dominican Republic," on Wednesday, April 21, in Washington, D.C. The seminar provided a forum to debate the nature of the crisis and the outlook for the future with leading experts on the Dominican Republic.
April 19, 2004 // 2:00pm — 5:00pm
The increasing contentiousness of negotiations in the World Trade Organization and the Free Trade Area of the Americas has led policymakers and scholars alike to explore alternative paths to liberalize trade. The Strategic Dynamics of Latin American Trade applies political-economic analysis to compare the trade strategies of four nations—Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico—each of which demonstrates a distinctive approach to institutional options at the bilateral, regional, and multilateral levels. This growing divergence among trade strategies and their various outcomes has important implications for political and economic relations in the region—as well as for the future of free trade institutions worldwide. The speakers will discuss these developments and share their views on the evolution of free trade in the Americas.
April 13, 2004 // 12:00am
This conference was organized to study the current role of human rights in the international system, and the use of human rights as a foreign policy strategy.
February 26, 2004 // 8:15am — 4:15pm
View the summary of this meeting in publication format in Thinking Brazil Update (.pdf format).This meeting was planned in conjuction with the launching of the English edition of the book, MERCOSUR and the Creation of the Free Trade Area of the Americas. With over 20 speakers, this comprehensive seminar will be organized into 4 panel discussions.
December 16, 2003 // 11:00pm
A two-day conference held in the Dominican Republic concerning the context of the changes in Cuba, the concept of civil society, new modes of economic and social survival, and the relationship between religion, culture, and society.
November 20, 2003 // 7:30am — 9:00am
with Raúl Benítez Wilson Center Scholar, Ambassador Miguel Ruíz Cabañas, Mexico's Ambassador to The OAS; Joseph Tulchin, Director of the Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson Center
November 14, 2003 // 8:30am — 3:00pm
A conference attempting to identify the current challenges facing the development and study of citizenship in Latin America.
September 22, 2003 // 12:00am
Held just over one year after President Álvaro Uribe took office, this conference was designed to evaluate the political, military, economic, and social policies of the Uribe government and their contribution to the possibility of a peaceful settlement of Colombia's internal conflict.
September 16, 2003 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Panelists:Carlos Manzano, Democratic State Committemember, New YorkJuan C. Zapata, State Representative, FloridaAna Sol Gutierrez, State Delegate, MarylandModerator:Margarita Studemeister, Associate Director, Pew Hispanic CenterLocation: 6th floor board room