Book Launch: Participatory Innovation and Representative Democracy in Latin America

October 09, 2009 // 9:00am10:30am
Enrique Peruzzotti, Di Tella University, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Andrew Selee, Director, Mexico Institute

The Legacy of the Bracero Program

September 30, 2009 // 6:00pm8:00pm
Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-AZ;Jorge Castañeda, former Foreign Minister of Mexico and Professor, New York University; Matthew Garcia, Outreach Director for the Bracero Archive and Associate Professor, Brown University

Border Transportation and Infrastructure Coordination

September 24, 2009 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Cosponsored with the Border Legislative Conference and Council of State Governments-West. Jill Hochman, Director, Interstate and Border Planning, Department of Transportation; Ralph Scalise, Acting Director, Land Ports of Entry Division, General Services Administration; David Pagan, Advisor to the Commissioner, Customs and Border Protection; Enrique Escorza, Minister, Political Affairs Section, Embassy of Mexico; David Olsen, International Trade Specialist, Department of Commerce; Rachel Poynter, Foreign Affairs Officer, Office of Mexican Affairs, Department of State; Eliot Shapleigh, State Senator, State of Texas

Police Reform in Mexico

September 17, 2009 // 9:30am11:00am
Edgar Mohar, former Secretary of Citizen Security, Querétaro State Government, Mexico; Juan Salgado, Associate Professor, Center for Economic Research and Education (CIDE), Mexico City; Daniel Sabet, Visiting Professor, Georgetown University; Maureen Meyer, Associate for Mexico and Central America, WOLA

National Security and Transparency in Mexico

August 07, 2009 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Sigrid Arzt, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Former National Security Adviser to President Felipe Calderón; María Marván Laborde, Commissioner and Former President, Federal Institute of Access to Public Information (IFAI); Andrew Selee, Director, Mexico Institute

Mexico's Midterm Elections and the Future of Democracy

July 10, 2009 // 12:00pm2:00pm
José Antonio Crespo, Professor and Researcher, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica (CIDE), Mexico City; Jeffrey Weldon, Professor, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico City

Energy and Oil Reform in the Americas

July 07, 2009 // 2:00pm5:00pm
The story of the oil industry in Latin America in recent years has been one of both highs and lows. A panel of four experts was convened to evaluate the current climate for significant reform in the region.

Latino Immigrant Civic Engagement Trends

June 26, 2009 // 8:30am4:30pm
Xóchitl Bada, Assistant Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies Program, University of Illinois, Chicago; Jonathan Fox, Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies Department, University of California, Santa Cruz; Óscar Chacón, Executive Director, National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities; Marcelo Gaete, Vice-President of Public and Governmental Affairs, Entravision; Former Senior Director of Programs, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials' Educational Fund; Esther Olavarría, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Department of Homeland Security; Marc R. Rosenblum, Senior Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute; Claudio Sánchez, Correspondent, National Public Radio; Alice Bennett, Associate Organizer, Helping Empower Local People (CHARLOTTE);Teresa Castellanos, Interim Director, Office of Human Relations, County of Santa Clara (California) (SAN JOSE); Ricardo Gambetta, Manager of Inclusive Communities Program, National League of Cities; Former Executive Director, Mayor's Commission on Latino Affairs, City of Indianapolis; Luvia Quiñones, Associate Director, New Americans Initiative, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) (CHICAGO); Michael Klein, MEChA student representative, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (LAS VEGAS); Myrna Martínez, Director, Pan Valley Institute, American Friends Service Committee (FRESNO); Gaspar Rivera-Salgado, Project Director, Center for Labor Research and Education, University of California, Los Angeles (LOS ANGELES); Florencio I. Zaragoza, President, Fundación México (TUCSON); Lourdes Gouveia, Director, Office of Latino/Latin American Studies, University of Nebraska-Omaha (OMAHA); David Ayón, Senior Research Associate, Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University; Israel Fuentes, President, El Comité de Unidad Guatemalteco/Guatemalan Unity Committee (LAS VEGAS); Juan José González, New Americans Democracy Project, ICIRR (CHICAGO); Angelica Salas, Executive Director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (LOS ANGELES); Robert Donnelly, Program Associate, Mexico Institute

Renewing the Partnership between the United States and Mexico: Shared Responsibility and Shared Strategies

June 08, 2009 // 3:00pm6:00pm
Arturo Sarukhan, Ambassador of Mexico; José Antonio Fernández, Chair and CEO, FEMSA; Roger Wallace, Vice President, Pioneer Natural Resources; Maria Echaveste, President, Nueva Vista and former Deputy Chief of Staff to President Clinton; Carlos Heredia, Researcher, CIDE and former Congressman; Jim Kolbe, Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates and former Congressman; Jim Jones, President, Manatt Jones and former Ambassador to Mexico; Andrés Rozental, President, Rozental y Asociados & former Deputy Foreign Minister; Javier Treviño, Vice President, Cemex and former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury; Philip Bennett, Senior Advisor, Washington Post Group and former Managing Editor, Washington Post; Roderic Ai Camp, McKenna Professor of the Pacific Rim, Claremont McKenna College; Luís de la Calle, Founding Partner of De la Calle, Madrazo, Mancera, S.C. (CMM); Rossana Fuentes-Berain, Vice President, Grupo Editorial Expansión; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Diana Negroponte, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Peter Smith, Simon Bolívar Professor of Latin American Studies, UCSD; Raúl Rodríguez Barocio, Chair, North American Center for Transborder Studies, Arizona State University and former Director, NADBank

Trends and Best Practices in Environmental Dispute Resolution in Latin America

June 03, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
Public policies governing natural-resource extraction in Latin America are often seen as illegitimate by communities. Panelists explore methods of resolving environmental disputes.


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