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Journalist Roundtable on Latin America

December 13, 2012

Panel I: Latin America: Current Political and Economic Challenges

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L to R: Raul Juste Lores, Bureau Chief, Folha de São Paulo; Alejandro Santos, Director, Semana; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy; Lorena Medel, Deputy Director, Pulso; Mario Campos, Journalist, Televisa; Instituto Mexicano de la Radio

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Raul Juste Lores

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Alejandro Santos

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Lorena Medel

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Mario Campos

Panel II: 21st Century Socialism and Populism in Latin America

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L to R: Carolina Barros, Editor-in-Chief, Buenos Aires Herald; Raúl Peñaranda Undurraga, Director, Página Siete; Juan Forero, Correspondent, The Washington Post/NPR; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy; Roberto Giusti, Journalist, El Universal; Globovisión and Radio Caracas; Cesar Ricaurte, Executive Director, Fundamedios

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Carolina Barros

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Raúl Peñaranda Undurraga

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Juan Forero

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Roberto Giusti

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Cesar Ricaurte

Panel III: Challenges to Media Freedom in Modern Latin America

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L to R: Raul Juste Lores, Bureau Chief, Folha de São Paulo; Juan Forero, Correspondent, The Washington Post/NPR; Carolina Barros, Editor-in-Chief, Buenos Aires Herald; Raúl Peñaranda Undurraga, Director, Página Siete; Carlos Lauria, Senior Americas Program Coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy; Roberto Giusti, Journalist, El Universal; Globovisión and Radio Caracas; Cesar Ricaurte, Executive Director, Fundamedios; Lorena Medel, Deputy Director, Pulso; Alejandro Santos, Director, SemanaMario Campos, Journalist, Televisa; Instituto Mexicano de la Radio

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Carlos Lauria, Senior Americas Program Coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists;



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Latin America Economic Forecast 2013

November 30, 2012

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L to R: Jeffrey Schott, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C.; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy; Mário Marconini, Managing Director, Teneo Strategy, São Paulo, Brazil; Former Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

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Mário Marconini, Managing Director, Teneo Strategy, São Paulo, Brazil; Former Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

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Jeffrey Schott, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C.

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Jeffrey Schott, Mário Marconini, Susan Kaufman Purcell

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L to R: Roger Tissot, Director, Tissot Associates, British Columbia, Canada; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of MiamiSusan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy; Edward Glab, Clinical Professor and Director, SIPA Global Energy Security Forum, Florida International University, Miami, Florida

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Edward Glab, Clinical Professor and Director, SIPA Global Energy Security Forum, Florida International University, Miami, Florida

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Roger Tissot, Director, Tissot Associates, British Columbia, Canada; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

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L to R: John Price, Managing Director, Americas Market Intelligence – Miami, Coral Gables, Florida; Álvaro Moreno, Resident Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Associate Researcher, Consejo Privado de Competitividad, Bogotá, Colombia; Roberto Salinas León, President, Mexico Business Forum; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

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Roberto Salinas León, President, Mexico Business Forum; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

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John Price, Managing Director, Americas Market Intelligence – Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

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Jonathan Heath, Chief Economist, Heath & Associates; Professor, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico, D.F.

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Armando Castelar , Professor, Instituto Brasileiro de Economia, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



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Venezuela: Post-Election Outlook

November 2, 2012

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Panel: Political Outlook
L to R: Carlos Blanco, Research Scholar, Boston University, Massachusetts; Francisco J. Monaldi, Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Director, Center on Energy and the Environment, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (IESA), Caracas, Venezuela; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy; Aníbal Romero, Professor (Retired), Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela; Former Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Natalia Brandler, Director, Groupe d’études politiques sur l’Amérique latine (GEPAL), Paris, France; Professor and Researcher, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela

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Carlos Blanco

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Francisco Monaldi

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Aníbal Romero

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Natalia Brandler

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Panel: Oil-Sector Outlook
L to R: Francisco J. Monaldi, Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Director, Center on Energy and the Environment, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (IESA), Caracas, Venezuela; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy; Stephen Johnson, Senior Fellow and Director, Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, D.C.

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Stephen Johnson



Medellin, Colombia

Colombia-United States Forum

October 25, 2012

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Panel: Political and Security Outlook

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L to R: Álvaro Moreno, Resident Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Associate Researcher, Consejo Privado de Competitividad, Bogotá; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Sandra Borda, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, and Co-Chair, Center for American Studies, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá; Bruce Bagley, Chair and Professor, Department of International Studies, University of Miami

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L to R: Sandra Borda, Bruce Bagley

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Bruce Bagley

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Panel: Economic Outlook

L to R: Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Santiago Montenegro, President, Asofondos, Bogotá; Former Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Álvaro Moreno, Resident Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Associate Researcher, Consejo Privado de Competitividad, Bogotá; Fabio Sánchez Torres, Professor, Department of Economics, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá

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L to R: Santiago Montenegro,Álvaro Moreno, and Fabio Sánchez Torres

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Fabio Sánchez Torres

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Susan Kaufman Purcell

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Santiago Montenegro

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Álvaro Moreno

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Bruce Bagley

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Carlosé Restrepo

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Susan Kaufman Purcell and Carlosé Restrepo


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Mexico—The New Peña Nieto Administration: Prospects for Reform

September 20, 2012

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L to R: Luis Rubio, Chairman, CIDAC (Centro de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo); Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy; Roberto Salinas León, President, Mexico Business Forum, Mexico City; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Gabriel Casillas, Chief Economist and Head of Research, Banorte

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Luis Rubio, Chairman, CIDAC (Centro de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo)

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Gabriel Casillas, Chief Economist and Head of Research, Banorte

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Roberto Salinas León, President, Mexico Business Forum, Mexico City; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

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L to R: Luis Rubio, Susan Kaufman Purcell, Roberto Salinas León, Gabriel Casillas


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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

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Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy; Jose W. Fernandez, Assistant Secretary, Economic and Business Affairs U.S. Department of State


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

July 17, 2012

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L to R: Juan Miguel Gutiérrez Tinoco, Consul General of Mexico; Louise Léger, Consul General of Canada; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy; General Douglas Fraser, Commander, United States Southern Command; Juan Luis Nilo, Consul General of Chile

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Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy; General Douglas Fraser, Commander, United States Southern Command

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General Douglas Fraser, Commander, United States Southern Command



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Venezuela Program with Ricardo Villasmil

June 4, 2012

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Featured Speaker: Ricardo Villasmil, Senior Economic Advisor for the Venezuelan Presidential Candidate, Henrique Capriles Radonski

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Ricardo Villasmil and Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy


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A New Vision for Mexico 2042: Achieving Prosperity for All

May 18, 2012

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Panelists (L to R):  Edna Jaime,  Director General, Mexico Evalúa, Mexico City; Claudio Loser, President, Centennial Group Latin America, Washington D.C.; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy; Harinder Kohli, President and CEO, Centennial Group and Emerging Markets Forum, Washington D.C.

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Panelist: Harinder Kohli

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Panelist: Edna Jaime

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Panelist: Claudio Loser


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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


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U.S. Economic Policy for the Caribbean and the Caribbean Idea Marketplace Competition

Friday, May 4, 2012

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Panelists (L to R):  Daniel P. Erikson, Senior Advisor for Policy, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Andres Delgado, Caribbean Economics Officer, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Deena Shakir, Senior Advisor, International Diaspora Engagement Alliance, USAID

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Panelist: Daniel P. Erikson

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Panelist: Deena Shakir

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Video Uplink: U.S. Embassies in Barbados, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago


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Central America: The Security Strategy and U.S. Policy Initiatives in the Region

Friday, April 27, 2012

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Panelists (L to R):  Bruce Bagley ,  Professor and Chair, Department of International Studies, University of Miami ;  Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy; Celina Realuyo, Assistant Professor, National Security Affairs, Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University, Washington, D.C; John Maisto, Director, U.S. Education Finance Group, Miami

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Panelist: Bruce Bagley

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Panelist: John Maisto

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Panelist: Celina Realuyo


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Canada, Mexico and the United States: Energy Competitors of Collaborators?

In Collaboration with the Canadian Consulate in Miami
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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Panelists (L to R):  Isidro Morales, Professor, Monterrey Institute of Technology, Sante Fé Campus, Mexico City; Edward Glab, Director, Global Energy Security Forum, School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy; Harrie Vredenburg, Professor and Suncor Energy Chair, Comptetitive Strategy and Sustainable Development, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy, University of Calgary, Canada; Stephen Lucas, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Policy Integration, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, Canada

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Moderator: Ambassador Louise Léger, Consul General of Canada in Miami

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Panelist: Edward Glab

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Panelist: Stephen Lucas

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Panelist: Isidro Morales

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Panelist: Harrie Vredenburg


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China’s Engagement with Latin America:

Implications for the Region

March 16, 2012

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

Panel 1 - China’s Economic Outlook and its Impact on Latin America 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

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Speaker:  Erik Bethel, Partner and Co-Founder, SinoLatin Capital, Shanghai, China

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Speaker:  Erica Downs, Fellow, Foreign Policy, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

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Speaker:  Gaston Fornes, Fellow, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, and China Programme Director, ESIC Business School, Madrid, Spain

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Speaker:  Derek Scissors, Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.

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Moderator:  Ray Ruga, Principal, CVOX Group LLC, Miami

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

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Speaker:  João Augusto de Castro Neves, Analyst, Latin America Practice, Eurasia Group, Washington, D.C., and Editor, “The Brazilian Economy,” Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil

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Speaker:  Ambassador Sergio Ley, President, Centro Asia Pacífico, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Guadalajara, Mexico, and Former Ambassador of Mexico to China

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Speaker:  Carlos Moneta, Director, Specialization in Economy and Business with Asia Pacific and India, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.

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Speaker:  June Teufel Dreyer, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Miami, Miami

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Speaker:  Evan Ellis, Assistant Professor, Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.

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Speaker:  Adrian Hearn, Coordinator of International Relations, China Studies Centre, University of Sydney, Australia, and Future Fellow, Australian Research Council


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Book Program – The North American Idea

with Robert A. Pastor

Thursday, February 9, 2012

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(L to R): Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy;  Robert A. Pastor,  Professor of International Relations, School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C.

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Featured Speaker: Robert A. Pastor


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Central America Task Force, Session I

February 2, 2012

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Speaker: Jorge Mercado, Senior Specialist, Energy Division, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C.

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Speaker: Carl Ross, Managing Director of Investments, Oppenheimer and Co., Atlanta, Georgia

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Speaker:  James Meyer, Partner, Harper Meyer LLP, Miami, Florida

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Speakers (L to R): James Meyer, Carl Ross, Susan Kaufman Purcell, Jorge Mercado


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AACCLA’s “Outlook on the Americas” Luncheon

January 26, 2012

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Speaker: José Orive, Chair of AACLA

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Speaker: Fabiola Rodríguez-Ciampoli, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Diplomacy, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State

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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


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Global Foreign Policy Priorities for 2012

January 19, 2012


Featured Speaker

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