Miami, FL

The Honorable Roberta S. Jacobson

December 13, 2013

Roberta S. Jacobson, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State

L to R: Susan Kaufman Purcell, Roberta S. Jacobson



Miami, FL

Venezuela: A Country on the Edge of Collapse?

December 12, 2013

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Natalia Brandler, Director, Groupe d’Études Politiques sur l’Amérique Latine (GEPAL), Paris, France; Resident Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy

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Virginia Contreras , Academic Accreditation Project Developer, Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, Washington, D.C.

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Douglas Farah, Senior Associate, Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies; President, IBI Consultants, Washington D.C.

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Miriam Kornblith, Director, Latin America and the Caribbean, National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, D.C.

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Francisco Monaldi, Visiting Professor of Energy Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Orlando Ochoa, Consultant and Professor, Universidad Catolica Andres Bello; Columnist, El Universal, Caracas, Venezuela

Benjamin Ramsey, Executive Director and Senior Andean Economist, J.P. Morgan, New York, NY

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Joseph Saade, CEO, Datos Information Resources, Caracas, Venezuela

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Adolfo Taylhardat, Director, Latamics Investment & Strategy, Miami, Florida

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L to R: Adolfo Taylhardat, Benjamin Ramsey, Susan Kaufman Purcell, Benjamin Ramsey, Francisco Monaldi, Orlando Ochoa

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L to R: Adolfo Taylhardat, Benjamin Ramsey, Susan Kaufman Purcell, Benjamin Ramsey, Francisco Monaldi, Orlando Ochoa



Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico-United States Forum

November 20, 2013

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Jozef Draaisma, Senior Country Economist for Mexico, The World Bank, Mexico, D.F.

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William Gruben, Distinguished Professor and Director of Ph.D. Program, International Banking and Finance Studies, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas

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Catherine Mellor, Director, Asia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.

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David Pumphrey, Co-Director and Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, D.C.

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Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami, Miami, Florida

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David Shields, Managing Director, Energia a Debate, Mexico, D.F.

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Alfredo Thorne, Principal, Thorne & Associates, Lima Peru

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Jaime Zabludovsky, President, Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales (COMEXI), México, D.F.

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L to R: Alfredo Thorne, Susan Kaufman Purcell, William Gruben, Jozef Draaisma

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L to R: Jaime Zabludovsky, Susan Kaufman Purcell, Catherine Mellor

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L to R: David Shields, David Pumphrey



Miami, FL

Latin America Economic Forecast 2014

November 15, 2013

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Alberto Bernal-Leon, Head of Research and Partner, Bulltick Capital Markets, Miami, Florida

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Juan Luis Bour, Chief Economist and Director, Fundacion de Investigaciones Economicas Latinoamericanas (FIEL), Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Armando Castelar, Coordinator of Applied Economic Research, Instituto Brasileiro de Economia (IBRE), Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

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Alberto Fishlow, Professor Emeritus, Columbia University, New York, and University of California, Berkeley

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Frank Holder, Chairman, Latin American Region, FTI Consulting, Miami, Florida

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Patrick Kilbride, Senior Director, Americas, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.

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Juan Felipe Mejia, Dean, School of Economics and Finance, Universidad EAFIT, Medellín, Colombia; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

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Franco Uccelli , Executive Director, Emerging Markets Research, J.P. Morgan, Miami, Florida

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L to R: Armando Castelar, Juan Luis Bour, Alberto Fishlow

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L to R: Susan Kaufman Purcell, Franco Ucelli, Juan Felipe Mejia, Alberto Bernal-Leon

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L to R: Frank Holder, Susan Kaufman Purcell, Patrick Kilbride



Panama City, Panama

Panama-United States Roundtable

April 25, 2013

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L to R: Jeffrey Schott, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C.; Carl Ross, Managing Director Investments, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Atlanta, Georgia; Maria Eugenia Fonseca, President, AmCham Panama; Alberto Aleman Zubieta, Former Administrator, Panama Canal Authority; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Guillermo Chapman, Partner, INDESA & Co., Inc., Panama City, Panama; Maurice Bélanger, Executive Director, AmCham Panama; Orlando Pérez, Professor of Political Science, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan

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Roundtable participants

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Carl Ross

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Orlando Pérez

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Jeffrey Schott

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Maria Eugenia Fonseca

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Maurice Bélanger

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Alberto Aleman Zubieta

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Guillermo Chapman

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L to R: Carl Ross, Guillermo Chapman

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L to R: Guillermo Chapman, Susan Kaufman Purcell, Alberto Aleman Zubieta, Jeffrey Schott

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L to R: Jeffrey Schott, Orlando Pérez, Maurice Bélanger



Miami, Florida

Eighth Annual Latin America Symposium

April 5, 2013


Featured Speaker

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H.E. Mauro Vieira, Ambassador, Embassy of Brazil to the United States, Washington, D.C.

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H.E. Mauro Vieira, Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

Panel: The Changing Political Landscape in Latin America

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L to R: Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Javier Corrales, Professor, Department of Political Science, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts; Peter Kingstone, Professor and Co-Director, International Development Institute, King’s College London, London, United Kingdom; Enrique Peruzzotti, Professor, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Resident Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Roberto Salinas León, President, Mexico Business Forum, Mexico, D.F.; Former Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

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Javier Corrales

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Peter Kingstone

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Enrique Peruzzotti

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Roberto Salinas León

Featured Speaker

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José Juan Ruiz Gómez Chief Economist and Manager of the Research Department, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Washington, D.C.

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Susan Kaufman Purcell, José Juan Ruiz Gómez

Featured Speaker

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H.E. Juan Carlos Pinzón, Minister of Defense of Colombia

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Susan Kaufman Purcell, H.E. Juan Carlos Pinzón

Panel: Trade and Political Issues Driving U.S.-Latin America Relations

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L to R: Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Barbara Kotschwar, Research Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Adjunct Professor, Center for Latin American Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; Robert Pastor, Professor and Director, Center for North American Studies, School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C.

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Barbara Kotschwar

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Robert Pastor

Luncheon Speaker: “The Global Mutations of Power: What do They Mean for Latin America?”

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Moisés Naím, Senior Associate, International Economics Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C.; Chief International Columnist, El País and La Repubblica

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Moisés Naím, Susan Kaufman Purcell 



Miami, Florida

Domestic and Foreign Influences on Latin America’s Democracies and Market Economies

March 20, 2013

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Bruce Bagley,  Professor and Chair, Department of International Studies, University of Miami

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Roberto Bouzas, Full Professor and Chair, Department of Social Sciences, Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Richard Feinberg, Professor, Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego

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L to R: Roberto Bouzas, Bruce Bagley, Susan Kaufmann Purcell, Richard Feinberg



Miami, Florida

AACCLA’s “Outlook on the Americas” Luncheon

February 7, 2013

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

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José Orive, Chair, AACCLA

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José Raul Perales, Executive Director, AACCLA

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Jaime Ardila, President, GM South America

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L to R: Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy; Jaime Ardila, President, GM South America

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L to R: Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy; Jaime Ardila, President, GM South America



Miami, Florida

David Malpass: Can Latin America Adjust to Weak U.S. and European Growth?

January 15, 2013

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David Malpass, President, Encima Global, New York City

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L to R: David Malpass, President, Encima Global, New York City; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy;