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VIII Annual Latin America Symposium
(Videos & Pictures)

April 5, 2013




Economics: Centerpiece of 21st Century U.S. Foreign Policy


September 18, 2012



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Featured Speaker:Jose W. Fernandez, Assistant Secretary, Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State





Engaging with the Americas: Perspectives from the U.S. Southern Command with General Douglas Fraser


July 17, 2012


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General Douglas Fraser, Commander, United States Southern Command





Seventh Annual Latin America Conference


May 11, 2012



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Featured Speaker: Hon. Roberta Jacobson, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.


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Featured Speaker: H.E. Fernando Lorenzo, Minister of Finance, Uruguay


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Featured Speaker: Hon. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chairwoman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.


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Featured Speaker: Hasan Tuluy, Vice President, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, World Bank, Washington, D.C.


Panel: The Political, Economic and Trade Outlook for the Region

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Speakers (L to R): Russell Crandall, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Davidson College, North Carolina; Former Director for the Western Hemisphere, U.S. Department of Defense; Former Director for Andean Affairs, National Security Council; Inés Bustillo, Director, Washington Office, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), United Nations, Washington, D.C.; Regina Vargo, Senior Director, Global Trade Practice, Greenberg Traurig, Washington, D.C.; Former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Americas

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Speaker: Russell Crandall Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Davidson College, North Carolina; Former Director for the Western Hemisphere, U.S. Department of Defense; Former Director for Andean Affairs, National Security Council

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Speaker: Inés Bustillo, Director, Washington Office, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), United Nations, Washington, D.C.


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Speaker: Regina Vargo, Senior Director, Global Trade Practice, Greenberg Traurig, Washington, D.C.; Former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Americas



Panel: Scenarios for the Upcoming Presidential Elections: Mexico

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Speakers (L to R): Alfonso Zárate, President, Grupo Consultor Interdisciplinario, S.C.; Columnist, El Universal; Mexico, D.F.; Roberto Salinas León, President, The Economist Mexico Business Forum, Mexico, D.F.; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy

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Speaker: Roberto Salinas León, President, The Economist Mexico Business Forum, Mexico, D.F.; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy

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Speaker: Alfonso Zárate, President, Grupo Consultor Interdisciplinario, S.C.; Columnist, El Universal; Mexico, D.F.


Panel: Scenarios for the Upcoming Presidential Elections: Venezuela

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Speakers (L to R): Aníbal Romero, Professor (Retired), Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela; Former Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy; María Teresa Romero, Professor, School of International Studies, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela

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Speaker: Aníbal Romero, Professor (Retired), Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela; Former Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy

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Speaker: María Teresa Romero, Professor, School of International Studies, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela




China's Engagement with Latin America:
Implications for the Region

March 16, 2012


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Speaker: David Hale, Founding Chairman, David Hale Economics, Inc., Chicago


Panel 1 - China's Economic Outlook and its Impact on Latin American Economies

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Speakers (L to R): Derek Scissors, Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation, Washington D.C.; Erik Bethel, Partner and Co-Founder, SinoLatin Capital, Shanghai, China; Ray Ruga, Principal, CVOX Group LLC, Miami; Erica Downs, Fellow, Foreign Policy, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.; Gaston Fornes, Fellow, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, and China Programme Director, ESIC Business School, Madrid, Spain


Panel 2 - China's Relationships in the Region: Argentina, Brazil and Mexico

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Speakers (L to R): Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Carlos Moneta, Director, Specialization in Economy and Business with Asia Pacific and India, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), Buenos Aires, Argentina; Ambassador Sergio Ley, President, Centro Asia Pacífico, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Guadalajara, Mexico, and Former Ambassador of Mexico to China; João Augusto de Castro Neves, Analyst, Latin America Practice, Eurasia Group, Washington, D.C., and Editor, "The Brazilian Economy," Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil


Panel 3 - Shifts in the Geopolitical Global Order: The Growing Influence of China

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Speakers (L to R): Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Adrian Hearn, Coordinator of International Relations, China Studies Centre, University of Sydney, Australia, and Future Fellow, Australian Research Council; June Teufel Dreyer, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Miami, Miami; Evan Ellis, Assistant Professor, Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.



Central America Task Force, Session I
Prospects for Economic Growth and Energy Integration

February 2, 2012


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Speakers (L to R): James Meyer, Partner, Harper Meyer LLP, Miami, Florida; Carl Ross, Managing Director of Investments, Oppenheimer and Co., Atlanta, Georgia; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy; Jorge Mercado, Senior Specialist, Energy Division, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C.



Outlook on the Americas

In collaboration with the American Association of Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA)

January 26, 2012


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Speakers (L to R): José Raúl Perales, Executive Director, AACCLA; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Barbara Kotschwar, Trade Policy Analyst for Latin America, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Catherine Mellor, Director, Asia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce



Global Foreign Policy Priorities for 2012

January 19, 2012


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Speaker: Michael A. Hammer, Acting Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State



Economic Forecast 2012:
Global Change and Shifting Dynamics in Latin America

December 13, 2011


Panel 1: The Global Economic Landscape



L to R: Joydeep Mukherji, Senior Director, Sovereign Ratings Group, Standard and Poor’s, New York; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy; Antoni Estevadeordal, Manager, Integration and Trade Sector, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C


Panel 2: Economic Prospects for Latin America



L to R: Paulo Vieira da Cunha, Partner and Head of Emerging Markets Research, Tandem Global Partners, New York; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy; Alberto Bernal, Head of Research and Partner, Bulltick Capital Markets, LP, Miami; Gabriel Casillas, Executive Director and Chief Mexico Economist, J.P. Morgan, Mexico, D.F.


Panel 3: The Political Risk Climate in the Region



L to R: Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy; Jeffry Frieden, Stanfield Professor of International Peace, Department of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Ramiro Prudencio, President and Chief Executive Officer, Burson-Marsteller Latin America, Miami; Riordan Roett, Sarita and Don Johnston Professor, Director, Western Hemisphere Studies, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.



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