Events

Latin America Encounters Nelson Rockefeller: Imagining the Gringo Patrón in 1969

September 30, 2013 // 4:00pm5:30pm
In 1969, Nelson Rockefeller embarked on four ill-fated diplomatic tours of Latin America that inspired violent clashes between the state and the street. Contemporary observers and subsequent scholars have dismissed Gov. Rockefeller's goodwill effort as an unmitigated failure. In this talk, Ernesto Capello explores recently released documents, including selections from the thousands of solicitations sent to Rockefeller by ordinary citizens, which demonstrate the need to reevaluate Rockefeller's Presidential Mission as a critical moment in the way Cold War Latin America imagined its neighbors to the north.
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Capital for the Future: Saving and Investment in an Interdependent World

July 23, 2013 // 8:30am10:30am
On July 23, 2013, speakers will present the main findings of the Global Development Horizons report, which explores patterns of investment, saving and capital flows as they are likely to evolve over the course of the next two decades. Experts from the Wilson Center will discuss how these economic patterns will affect various developing countries and regions.
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Hemispheric Drug Policy: Is it Time for Reform?

June 27, 2013 // 3:00pm4:30pm
A discussion about the outcomes of the OAS-led discussion on drug policy, the perspective of the U.S. government, and the future of drug policy reform in the hemisphere.
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The Other Side of the Story: Explaining Low Rates of Crime and Violence in Chile, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Uruguay

June 26, 2013 // 9:00am12:00pm
Why are some Latin American countries facing much more moderate levels of crime and violence than their neighbors? A group of experts from across the region analyze the security situation in the diverse countries of Chile, Uruguay, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua.
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Reaching Across the Pacific: Latin America and Asia in the New Century

June 20, 2013 // 8:45am1:00pm
About the current state and future directions of the Asia-Latin America relations.
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: New Rules for a New Era

June 19, 2013 // 2:00pm5:00pm
On June 19, 2013, Robert Zoellick, former president of the World Bank, former U.S. Trade Representative, and former Deputy Secretary of State gave a global perspective of what the Trans-Pacific Partnership could mean for future trade negotiations followed by a distinguished group of panelists who spoke on the important aspects of a future trade model and how the Trans-Pacific Partnership fits into other regional trade agreements.

World No Tobacco Day 2013

May 30, 2013 // 11:00am12:30pm
Human and Economic Impact of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) in the Developing World Tobacco Control Policies in Uruguay High-Level Conference Featuring Dr. Tabaré Vázquez.
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Latin America’s Global Insertion

May 29, 2013 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Countries in Latin America are revising their patterns of international insertion and new patterns of economic and political integration are emerging.
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Transitional Justice in Colombia’s Peace Process

May 23, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
A conference to explore diverse perspectives and the political scenario in which they debate and define the legal framework for an eventual demobilization and reincorporation of the guerrillas after the Peace Accords in Colombia.

Indigenous Movements in the Andes: The Discourse of Revolution

May 20, 2013 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Ecuador and Bolivia have produced the two most powerful indigenous movements in Latin America and – along with Venezuela – two of the region’s three self-described “socialist revolutions” of the twenty-first century.

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