Biotechnology Innovations in a Developing Country: Brazilian Research and Development to Help the World's Poor
March 13, 2006 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Brazil has made tremendous advances in the field of biotechnology despite its status as a developing country. It has taken advantage of its public-sector infrastructure and low-cost production to invest in health research and development, creating and patenting new vaccines, technologies, and health services to combat diseases that primarily affect the poor.
February 24, 2006 // 8:00am — 5:00pm
Video of this event is now available. Panels include: Agriculture, NAMA and the Future of the Doha Round • Disputes and Dispute Settlement in the WTO: Evolution and Perspectives • Antidumping Practice and Rules Negotiations • Bilateral Relations between the U.S. and Brazil
February 14, 2006 // 8:30am — 10:30am
Margaret Keck, Professor of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University;Estanislao Gacitúa-Marió, Senior Social Scientist, Social Development Department, The World Bank;Simon Schwartzman, Director, Instituto de Estudos do Trabalho e Sociedade, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Moderator, Shelton Davis, Senior Fellow, Georgetown University
January 26, 2006 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
A conference with Miriam Kornblith, Researcher, Instituto de Estudios Politicos, Universidad Central de Venezuela, and Visiting Fellow, Kellogg Institute, University of Notre Dame; Michael Coppedge, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame; Javier Pereira, Political Reporter, El Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela
January 20, 2006 // 8:00am — 12:30pm
Speakers included:Rosana Fuentes-Berain, Foreign Affairs en Español, Andrew Selee, Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute, Philip Bennett, Managing Editor, Washington Post, Cynthia Arnson, Wilson Center,Dolia Estévez, Poder, Monitor Radio; Julia Preston, New York Times;José Carreño, El Universal; Alfredo Corchado, Dallas Morning News; Marcela Sánchez, Washington Post; Armando Guzmán, Azteca Americas; David Brooks, La Jornada; Jerry Kammer, Copley News Service; José Díaz Briceño, Reforma ; Gregorio Meraz, Televisa; Claudio Sanchez, National Public Radio, and Tamar Jacoby, Manhattan Institute
December 12, 2005 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
A conference with Jorge Bermudez, Chief, Essential Medicines, Vaccines, and Health Technologies Unit, Pan American Health Organization; Eduardo J. Gómez, Visiting Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health; and Maureen Lewis, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development.
December 05, 2005 // 9:00am — 3:00pm
The Latin American Program gathered 24 of the region's most prominent academics and public officials on December 5–6, 2005, to determine what new challenges Latin America will face in the coming decade and how to best to ensure continued progress.
November 17, 2005 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Costa Rica's minister of environment and energy, speaks about efforts to resuscitate the forest cover using creative market-based approaches that achieve both conservation and development.
November 17, 2005 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The Brazil Project and Environmental Change and Security Program co-host a conference on the debate over genetically modified (GM) agriculture in Brazil.
November 04, 2005 // 8:00am — 11:30am
Speakers included Roberto Suro, Director, PEW Hispanic Center; Jonathan Fox, Latin American and Latino Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz; Gaspar Rivera-Salgado, Director, Transnational Communities Program at the New Americans Immigration Museum Learning Center; Xóchitl Bada, Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame; Monica Lozano, Publisher and CEO, La Opinión; Ann Marie Tallman, President and General Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Guadalupe Gómez, Vice-president, Federación de Clubes Zacatecanos del Sur de California (Federation of Zacatecan Clubs of Southern California); Janet Murguía, President and CEO, National Council of La Raza; Jesús García, Executive Director, Little Village Community Development Corporation, Chicago; María Elena Durazo, Executive Vice-President of UNITE HERE International Union, President of UNITE HERE Local 11, Los Angeles; and National Chair of the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride 2003; Jesús Martínez-Saldaña, State Representative, Michoacán Congress