Miami, Florida

Venezuela Coming Apart: Is Collapse the Only Alternative for its Future?

November 12, 2015


Panelist

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L to R: Russell Dallen, Managing Partner, Latinvest; Publisher, Latin American Herald Tribune; Miami, Florida; Javier Corrales, Professor of Political Science, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Beatrice Rangel, President and CEO, AMLA Consulting, Miami Beach, Florida; Otto Reich, President, Otto Reich Associates, LLC, Washington, D.C.

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Russell Dallen

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Javier Corrales

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Beatrice Rangel

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Otto Reich

Q & A with Panel

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L to R:  Russell Dallen; Javier Corrales; Susan Kaufman Purcell; Beatrice Rangel; Otto Reich

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Raúl Valdés-Fauli, Partner,  Fox Rothschild LLP

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Alberto Mestre, President, C M Q Corporation

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J. Eloy Anzola, International Arbitrator

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Juan J. Calvo, Vice President, Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce of the United States



Miami, Florida

His Excellencyz Álvaro Uribe Véle

Former President and Current Senator, Republic of Colombia

November 6, 2015

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President Julio Frenk, University of Miami; President Álvaro Uribe Vélez, Former President and Current Senator, Republic of Colombia

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President Uribe

Q&A with President Uribe

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Q&A Moderator: Bruce Bagley, Professor, University of Miami

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President Uribe in Q&A Session

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President Uribe Responds during Q&A

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Alberto Bernal-León, Head of Research and Partner, Bulltick Capital Markets, LLC

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Tim Padgett, Americas Correspondent, NPR

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Beatrice Rangel, President and CEO, AMLA Consulting

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Carlos Alberto Montaner, Journalist

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Juliana Carvajal, Student, University of Miami

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President Uribe with Students after Event

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President Uribe Speaking with Attendees

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Maria Teresa Romero, El Venezolano TV

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President Uribe and Jennifer Cordova, Program Coordinator, Center for Hemispheric Policy

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Audience at Event with President Uribe



Miami, Florida

Brazil: What are the Lessons of the Current Crisis? Will They be Learned?

October 22, 2015


Panelist

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L to R: Armando Castelar, Coordinator of Applied Economic Research, Instituto Brasileiro de Economia (IBRE), Fundação Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Joel Velasco, Senior Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group, Washington, D.C; Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.

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Armando Castelar

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Paulo Sotero

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Joel Velasco

Q & A with Panel

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L to R: Armando Castelar; Susan Kaufman Purcell; Joel Velasco; Paulo Sotero

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Kathryn Rooney Vera, Macroeconomic Strategist and Partner, Bulltick Capital Markets, LLC

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Eduardo Viera, Deutsche Bank

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Stanley Rigaud, Economic Developer, International Programs, The Beacon Council

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Ricardo Dunshee de Abranches, Graduate Student, Department of International Studies; University of Miami



Miami, Florida

Elections in Argentina: Continuity or Change?

October 9, 2015


Panelist

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L to R: Alberto Bernal-León, Head of Research and Partner, Bulltick Capital Markets, Miami, Florida; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Daniel Kerner, Director and Practice Head, Latin America, Eurasia Group, Washington, D.C.; Hector Schamis, Adjunct Associate Professor, Center for Latin American Studies and Democracy & Governance Program, Georgetown University; Columnist, El País; Op-Ed Editor, El País América; Washington, D.C.

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Alberto Bernal-León

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Daniel Kerner

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Hector Schamis

Q & A with Panel

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L to R: Alberto Bernal-León; Susan Kaufman Purcell; Daniel Kerner; Hector Schamis

Program Attendees Participating in Q&A

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Tak Takasu Senior Analyst, Competitive Research & Strategic Analysis

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Emmanuel Casuscelli The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania



Miami, Florida

Modernizing Latin America’s Economies: Needed Reforms to Spur Growth

October 9, 2015


Panelist

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L to R: Claudio Loser, President, Centennial Latin America, Washington, D.C.; Riordan Roett, Sarita and Don Johnston Professor and Director, Western Hemisphere Studies, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Mario Castro,Vice President, Latin America Strategy, Nomura Securities, New York City; Jonathan Heath, Principal, Heath & Asociados, Mexico City; John H. Welch, Executive Director and Emerging Markets Macro Strategist, CIBC World Markets, Toronto, Canada

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Mario Castro

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Jonathan Heath

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Claudio Loser

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Riordan Roett

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John H. Welch

Q & A with Panel

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L to R: Claudio Loser; Riordan Roett; Susan Kaufman Purcell; Mario Castro; Jonathan Heath; John H. Welch

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Salvador Pérez-Galindo, Vice President, Government Affairs Latin America and Caribbean, Visa

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Tammy Tulis, Research Analyst, Portfolio Management, Taplin, Canida & Habacht

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Volking R. Anding, Research Assistant, European Union Center, University of Miami



Miami, Florida

Latin America Economic Forecast 2016

June 18, 2015


Panel I: Country Economic Outlook

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L to R: Kathryn Rooney Vera, Macroeconomic Strategist and Partner, Bulltick Capital Markets, Miami, Florida; Joydeep Mukherji, Managing Director, Sovereign Ratings Group, Standard and Poor’s, New York City; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Manuel Suárez-Mier, Economist in Residence, School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C.; Christopher Garman, Head of Country Analysis, Eurasia Group, Washington, D.C.

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Kathryn Rooney Vera

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Joydeep Mukherji

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Manuel Suárez-Mier

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Christopher Garman


Q & A with Panel I

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L to R: Kathryn Rooney Vera; Joydeep Mukherji; Susan Kaufman Purcell; Manuel Suárez-Mier; Christopher Garman

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Kenneth Lipner, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Department of Business and Public Administration, Nova Southeastern University

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Efraín E. Sora, President, Insurance and Consulting, SoraGlobal

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Luisa Palacios, Senior Managing Director and Head, Latin American Research, Medley Global Advisors, New York City

Panel II: Latin America’s Growth Prospects

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L to R: Margaret Myers, Program Director, China and Latin America, Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, D.C.; Luisa Palacios, Senior Managing Director and Head, Latin American Research, Medley Global Advisors, New York City; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Mauricio Mesquita Moreira, Principal Economist, Integration and Trade Sector, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C

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Margaret Myers

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Luisa Palacios

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Mauricio Mesquita Moreira

Q & A with Panel II

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L to R: Margaret Myers; Luisa Palacios; Susan Kaufman Purcell; Mauricio Mesquita Moreira

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William Strong, Principal, William Strong Advisors

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Manuel Suárez-Mier, Economist in Residence, School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C

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Joseph A. Mann, Jr., Reporter, The Miami Herald



Miami, Florida

Mexico: Reforms Without a Vision for Development?

June 10, 2015

Panel

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L to R: Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Luis Rubio, Chairman, Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo, A.C. (CIDAC), Mexico, D.F.

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Luis Rubio


Q&A with Panel

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L to R: Susan Kaufman Purcell; Luis Rubio

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Ambassador José Antonio Zabalgoitia, Consul General of Mexico in Miami

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Douglas Barnes, Consultant, Barnes Global Consulting

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Enrique Bargioni, Director, Americas Client Group, AB Global

Tenth Annual Latin America Conference

May 22, 2015


Featured Speakers

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Donna E. Shalala, President, University of Miami

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Jorge Familiar, Vice President, Latin America and the Caribbean, The World Bank, Washington, D.C.


Opening Speaker

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L to R: Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Jorge Familiar

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Jorge Familiar

Q & A with Opening Speaker

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L to R: Susan Kaufman Purcell; Jorge Familiar


A Dialogue on Latin America’s Economic Prospects

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L to R: Susan Kaufman PurcellClaudio Loser, President, Centennial Latin America, Washington, D.C.

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Claudio Loser


Panel I: The Regional Political Outlook: View from the Press Desk

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L to R: Juan Forero, South America Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal, Bogotá, Colombia; Susan Kaufman Purcell; Dolia Estévez, Correspondent, Noticias MVS, Washington, D.C.; Contributor, Forbes.com;  Raul Juste Lores, Bureau Chief, Folha de São Paulo, Washington, D.C.; Patricio Navia, Professor of Political Science, Diego Portales University, Santiago, Chile; Columnist, Buenos Aires Herald  

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Juan Forero

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Dolia Estévez

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Raul Juste Lores

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Patricio Navia

Q & A with Panel I

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L to R: Susan Kaufman Purcell; Juan Forero; Dolia Estévez; Raul Juste Lores; Patricio Navia


Panel II: Changing U.S.-Cuba Relations and the Impact on Cuba

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L to R: José Azel, Senior Research Associate, Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, University of Miami; Carlos Saladrigas, Chairman and CEO, Regis HR Group, Inc.; Chairman, Cuba Study Group, Miami Florida; Susan Kaufman Purcell; Roger Noriega, Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI), Washington, D.C.; Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs and U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States;  Daniel Restrepo, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C.; Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs, National Security Council

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José Azel

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Carlos Saladrigas

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Roger Noriega

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Daniel Restrepo


Q & A with Panel II

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L to R: José Azel; Carlos Saladrigas; Susan Kaufman Purcell; Roger Noriega; Daniel Restrepo


Closing Speaker

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L to R: Donna E. Shalala, Susan Kaufman Purcell

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L to R: Susan Kaufman Purcell, Donna E. Shalala

Program Attendees Participating in Q&A

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Dr. Lilian Yaffe, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of International Studies, University of Miami

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Douglas Barnes, Consultant,  Barnes Global Consulting

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Alex Gross, Principal, Advantage Properties

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Sarah Wines, Senior Advisor, United States Agency for International Development, United States Southern Command

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Roger Noriega

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Luiz Koury, Deputy Consul, Consulate General of Brazil

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Luis Fleishman, Senior Advisor, Menges Hemispheric Security Project, Center for Security Policy

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Ana Quintana, Policy Analyst, Latin America, The Heritage Foundation

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Ken Lipner, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Department of Business and Public Administration, Nova Southeastern University

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Rodolfo Blanco, Graduate Student, St. Thomas University



Miami, Florida

The Economic Outlook for Argentina

April 21, 2015


Panelist

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L to R: Juan Luis Bour, Executive Director and Chief Economist, Fundación de Investigaciones Económicas Latinoamericanas (FIEL), Buenos Aires, Argentina; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Fernando Navajas, Chief Economist, FIEL, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Daniel Artana, Chief Economist, FIEL, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Juan Luis Bour

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Fernando Navajas

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Daniel Artana

Q & A with Panel

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L to R: Juan Luis Bour; Susan Kaufman Purcell; Fernando Navajas; Daniel Artanaa

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Eric J. Willimas, Director, Sustain Global Partners

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Ericson De Paula, Visiting Scientist, School of Engineering, University of Miami


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Joseph A. Mann, Jr., Reporter, The Miami Herald


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Zsolt Agardy, President and CEO, Estrada



Miami, Florida

China and Latin America: The Changing Relationship

March 27, 2015


Panelist

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L to R: Bret Rosen, Managing Director, Research, Jamestown Latin America, Los Angeles, California; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Erik Bethel, Managing Director, Latin American Private Equity, Darby Overseas Investments, Ltd., Miami, Florida; R. Evan Ellis, Research Professor of Latin American Studies, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

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Derek Scissors, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Washington, D.C.

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Bret Rosen

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Erik Bethel

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R. Evan Ellis

Q & A with Panel

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L to R: Derek Scissors; Bret Rosen; Susan Kaufman Purcell; Erik Bethel; R. Evan Ellis

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Octavio González, Marketing Director, Navistar

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Tak Takasu, Senior Analyst, Competitive Research & Strategic Analysis

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Maj Mark Youkey, J-7, United States Southern Command



Miami, Florida

AMBASSADORS FORUM Chile – United States: A Thriving Relationship 10 Years after the FTA

March 18, 2015

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H.E. Juan Gabriel Valdés, Ambassador, Embassy of Chile, Washington, D.C.; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

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H.E. Juan Gabriel Valdés

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H.E. Juan Gabriel Valdés, Ambassador, Embassy of Chile, Washington, D.C.; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

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Joseph Mann, Reporter, The Miami Herald

Miami, Florida

Brazil’s Dilemma: Economic and Political Uncertainty

March 13, 2015


Panelist

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L to R: Kellie Meiman Hock, Managing Partner, McLarty Associates, Washington, D.C.; David Fleischer, Emeritus Professor, Institute of Political Science, University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil; Paulo Vieira da Cunha, Head of Macro Research, ICE Canyon LLC, New York, New York; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

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David Fleischer, Emeritus Professor, Institute of Political Science, University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil

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Kellie Meiman Hock, Managing Partner, McLarty Associates, Washington, D.C.

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Paulo Vieira da Cunha, Head of Macro Research, ICE Canyon LLC, New York, New York

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David Fleischer, Emeritus Professor, Institute of Political Science, University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Paulo Vieira da Cunha, Head of Macro Research, ICE Canyon LLC, New York, New York; Kellie Meiman Hock, Managing Partner, McLarty Associates, Washington, D.C.

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Tammy Tullis, Research Analyst, Taplin, Canida & Habacht, Miami, FL

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Adriana Riquet Sabino, President, Brazil-USA Cultural Center, Miami, FL



Miami, Florida

Energy Outlook for the Americas: Volatile Global Markets and the Impact on the Region

February 20, 2015


Panelist

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Ed Glab, Graduate Faculty, Politics and International Relations, and Director, Global Energy Security Forum, School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University, Miami, Florida; Justin Miller, Clean Energy Consultant, Latin America, Nexant, Washington, D.C.; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Jed Bailey, Managing Partner, Energy Narrative, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Sylvie D’Apote, Founding Partner, PRYSMA E&T Consultores, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; David Shields, Managing Director, Energía a Debate, Mexico, D.F.

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Ed Glab, Justin Miller, Susan Kaufman Purcell, Jed Bailey,Sylvie D’Apote, David Shields



Miami, Florida

Ambassadors Forum – United States Chiefs of Mission in Latin America

February 12, 2015


Panelist

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Hon. Leslie A. Bassett, United States Ambassador to Paraguay; Hon. Adam E. Namm, United States Ambassador to Ecuador; Hon. Kevin Whitaker, United States Ambassador to Colombia; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Lee McClenny, Chargé d’ Affaires, Embassy of the United States, Caracas, Venezuela; Todd C. Chapman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State

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Hon. Leslie A. Bassett, Hon. Adam E. Namm, Hon. Kevin Whitaker, Susan Kaufman Purcell, Lee McClenny, Todd C. Chapman



Miami, Florida

Venezuela: A Deepening Political and Economic Quagmire?

February 6, 2015


Panelist

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Francisco Rodríguez, Director and Senior Andean Economist, Latin America Economics, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, New York, New York; Francisco Monaldi, Visiting Professor of Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Richard Obuchi, Professor, Public Policy Center, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), Caracas, Venezuela; Russell Dallen, President and Editor-in-Chief, Latin American Herald Tribune, Caracas, Venezuela

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Francisco Rodríguez, Francisco Monaldi, Susan Kaufman Purcell, Richard Obuchi, Russell Dallen

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Javier Corrales, Dwight W. Morrow 1895 Professor and Chair of Political Science, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy; Otto Reich, President, Otto Reich Associates, LLC, Washington, D.C.; Beatrice Rangel, President and CEO, AMLA Consulting, Miami Beach, Florida

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Javier Corrales, Susan Kaufman Purcell, Otto Reich, Beatrice Rangel



Miami, Florida

NAFTA at 30: The Next Decade

January 30, 2015


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Laura Dawson, President, Dawson Strategic, Ottawa, Canada; Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy; Luz María de la Mora, Director, Mexico Program, WEConnect International, Mexico City, Mexico; Jeffrey Schott, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C.

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Laura Dawson, Susan Kaufman Purcell, Luz María de la Mora, Jeffrey Schott