Wednesday, December 6, 2006
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF LOW AMBITION:
A HARD LOOK AT TRADE AGREEMENTS

PANELIST

Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy
Mario Marconini
•President, ManattJones Marconini Global Strategies, São Paulo
•Mercosur Chairman, Services-Investment Chapter, Mercosur-European Union Business Forum
•Senior Associate, International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Geneva
•Senior Advisor, Federation of Industries of São Paulo (FIESP)
•WTO Consultant, Technical Cooperation Projects, Geneva
•Former Trade Secretary (1999), Ministry of Development, Brazil
•Former Deputy Secretary for International Affairs (1996-1998), Ministry of Finance, Brazil

INTERVIEWER

Amb. Donna Hrinak
•Director, Corporate and Government Affairs, Kraft Foods Latin America
•Former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, Venezuela, Bolivia and the Dominican Republic

Location:
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Cadiz Room
50 Alhambra Plaza

Time:
8:00 – 8:15 am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15 – 9:30 am - Presentations and Discussion

Supporting Organizations: CAMACOL, Enterprise Florida, Florida FTAA, Georgetown Club of Miami, and Oxford University Society
Media Partners: AméricaEconomía, Latin Business Chronicle, LATINTRADE, and LatinFinance

Monday, December 4, 2006—Private Event—(By invitation only)
Competitiveness and Democracy Task Force Session III
“DEMOCRACY AND REFORM IN LATIN AMERICA:
HOW TO BUILD MORE GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE ECONOMIES”

Richard E. Feinberg, Professor and Director of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center, University of California, San Diego
Alvaro Vargas Llosa, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Global Prosperity, The Independent Institute
John Williamson, Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics

4:30-9:00 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
VenetianRoom
50 Alhambra Plaza

Tuesday, December 5, 2006—Public Event
Competitiveness and Democracy Panel III
“DEMOCRACY AND REFORM IN LATIN AMERICA:
HOW TO BUILD MORE GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE ECONOMIES”

Richard E. Feinberg, Professor and Director of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center, University of California, San Diego
Alvaro Vargas Llosa, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Global Prosperity, The Independent Institute
John Williamson, Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics

8:00-10:00 a.m.

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Venetian Room
50 Alhambra Plaza

Friday, December 1, 2006
“Andean Region: Political and Economic Update” - Public Event

Bruce Bagley, Chair, Department of International Studies, University of Miami
Javier Corrales - Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Amherst College, Massachusetts
Jorge Piñon - Research Associate, Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, University of Miami
Tony Villamil, CEO, The Washington Economics Group, Inc., Coral Gables

8:00-10:00 a.m. - Presentation/Discussion

Hyatt Regency, Coral Gables
Granada Room
50 Alhambra Plaza
Coral Gables, Florida

Thursday, November 30, 2006
“Andean Region: Political and Economic Update” - Private Event

Bruce Bagley, Chair, Department of International Studies, University of Miami
Javier Corrales - Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Amherst College, Massachusetts
Jorge Piñon - Research Associate, Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, University of Miami
Tony Villamil, CEO, The Washington Economics Group, Inc., Coral Gables

6:45 p.m.-9:45 p.m. - Presentation/Discussion

Hyatt Regency, Coral Gables
SevillaRoom
50 Alhambra Plaza
Coral Gables, Florida

Competitiveness and Democracy Task Force Session II

Monday, October 30, 2006—Private Event (By invitation only)
Roberto Artavia, Rector, INCAE School of Business, Costa Rica;
Director, Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development, Costa Rica

Mario Marconini, Visiting Fellow, Brazil, Center for Hemispheric Policy;
President, ManattJonesMarconini Global Strategies, São Paulo

Manuel Suárez-Mier, Professor, Economics and Finance, American University, Washington, D.C.; Columnist, El Economista, Financial Newspaper, Mexico City

4:30-9:00 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Granada Room
50 Alhambra Plaza

Competitiveness and Democracy Panel II
“Increasing Global Competitiveness: Lessons from Brazil, Central America, Chile, and Mexico”

Tuesday, October 31, 2006—Public Event

Roberto Artavia, Rector, INCAE School of Business, Costa Rica;
Director, Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development, Costa Rica
Mario Marconini, Visiting Fellow, Brazil, Center for Hemispheric Policy;
President, ManattJonesMarconini Global Strategies, São Paulo
Manuel Suárez-Mier, Professor, Economics and Finance, American University, Washington, D.C.; Columnist, El Economista, Financial Newspaper, Mexico City

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Granada Room
50 Alhambra Plaza

8:00-8:15 a.m.- Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15-10:00 a.m.- Presentations and Discussion

Thursday, October 26, 2006—Amb. Janet Sanderson—Public Event-

Ambassador of the United States to Haiti, Port-au-Prince

• The Outlook for U.S.-Haiti Relations
• Economic Decline and Acute Poverty: The Effectiveness of Foreign Aid
• The Challenges for Haiti’s Government: Improving Weak Institutions and Security
•The Role of the U.N.’s Intervention Force (MINUSTAH) in Maintaining Civil Order

Location: Venetian East Room
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Presentation/Discussion

Hyatt Regency, Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza
Coral Gables, Florida

Supporting Organizations: The Beacon Council, CAMACOL, Enterprise Florida, Florida FTAA, Georgetown Club of Miami, HACEPA, Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce, Haitian Lawyers Association and Oxford University Society
Media Partners: AméricaEconomía, Latin Business Chronicle, LATINTRADE, and LatinFinance

Tuesday, October 17, 2006
UNITED STATES-VENEZUELA RELATIONS:
A CONGRESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE
United States Representative Connie Mack of the 14th district (R - FL)

Hyatt Regency, Coral Gables
Hall of the Ambassadors
50 Alhambra Plaza
Coral Gables, Florida

Wednesday, October 11, 2006—“Brazil Election Update—
David Fleischer, Director, Political and Social Sciences, Centro Universitario do Distrito Federal
Granada Room 50 Alhambra Plaza
Coral Gables, Florida

8:00 - 8:15 a.m. - Registration/Breakfast
8:15 - 9:30 a.m. - Presentation/Discussion

Thursday, October 5, 2006
Private Dinner (by invitation only)

Event co-hosted with the Consulate General of Mexico, Miami

Dr. Luis Rubio, Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; President, Centro de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo, Mexico City

6:30- 7:00 p.m. - Reception
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Presentation/Discussion

Hyatt Regency, Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza
Coral Gables, Florida

Wednesday, October 4, 2006—Dr. Luis Rubio—
“MEXICO: CHALLENGES FACING THE CALDERÓN ADMINISTRATION” - Public Event

Joydeep Mukherji, Director, Sovereign Ratings Group, Standard and Poor’s
Dr. Luis Rubio, Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; President, Centro de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo, Mexico City
Andrew Selee, Director, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center

5:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Presentation/Discussion

Wednesday, October 4, 2006—Dr. Luis Rubio—Private Dinner (by invitation only)
“MEXICO: CHALLENGES FACING THE CALDERÓN ADMINISTRATION”

Joydeep Mukherji, Director, Sovereign Ratings Group, Standard and Poor’s
Dr. Luis Rubio, Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; President, Centro de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo, Mexico City
Andrew Selee, Director, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center

6:45 - 7:00 p.m. - Reception
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Presentation/Discussion

Competitiveness and Democracy Task Force Session I

“THE DILEMMA OF DECLINING GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS IN LATIN AMERICA”

Monday, September 25, 2006—Private Event (By invitation only)

Rodrigo Arboleda, Managing Director, The Globis Group LLC, Miami, FL; Visiting Scholar, The Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Jose Luis Guasch, Senior Regional Advisor, Latin America and Caribbean Region, The World Bank Group, Washington, D.C.
John G. Murphy, Vice President, International Affairs, United States Chamber of Commerce; Executive Vice President, Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA)
Carol Wise, Associate Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

4:30-9:00 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Granada Room
50 Alhambra Plaza

Competitiveness and Democracy Panel I

“THE DILEMMA OF DECLINING GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS IN LATIN AMERICA”

Tuesday, September 26, 2006—Public Event

Rodrigo Arboleda, Managing Director, The Globis Group LLC, Miami, FL; Visiting Scholar, The Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Jose Luis Guasch, Senior Regional Advisor, Latin America and Caribbean Region, The World Bank Group, Washington, D.C.
John G. Murphy, Vice President, International Affairs, United States Chamber of Commerce; Executive Vice President, Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA)
Carol Wise, Associate Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

8:00-10:00 a.m.

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Venetian Room
50 Alhambra Plaza

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Private Roundtable Discussion

“Mexico Update: Post-Presidential Election”

Jorge Lomonaco, Consul General, of Mexico

Location: Hyatt Regency

Coral Gables

Venetian Room

 

50 Alhambra Plaza

Time:

8:00 - 8:15 a.m. - Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:15 - 9:45 a.m. - Roundtable Discussion

Private event by invitation only


Friday, August 4, 2006

Private Roundtable Discussion

“Update on Argentina”

Ricardo Lopez Murphy, Founder of “Recrear”

Location: Hyatt Regency

Coral Gables


Venetian Room
Alhambra Plaza

Time:

8:00 - 8:15 a.m. - Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:15 - 9:45 a.m. - Roundtable Discussion

Private event by invitation only

June 19, 2006

Private China-Latin AmericaTask Force: Session III

“Security Implications of

China’sLatin America

Policy”

June Teufel DreyerProfessor, Department of Political Science,

University of Miami

Evan EllisAssociate, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.

William RatliffFellow and Curator,

Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Manuel RochaManagingDirector, The Globis Group, Miami

Location: Hyatt Regency

Coral Gables

Venetian East Room

 

50 Alhambra Plaza

Time:

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Refreshments
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Discussion
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Dinner & Task Force Session

Private event by invitation only

June 20, 2006

Security Implications of

China’s Latin America

Policy

Panelists

June Teufel Dreyer

Professor, Department of Political Science,

University of Miami
  • Former Commissioner of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
  • Research Interests: China’s ethnic minorities, Taiwan politics, cross-strait relations, the Chinese military, and Asian regional security issues
  • Recently published article: “From China With Love: P.R.C. Overtures in Latin America” in The Brown Journal of World Affairs; Previously published book: China’s Political System: Modernization and Tradition

Evan Ellis

Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.

  • Consultant on Latin American security issues, Chinese trade and investment initiatives, political mobilization in Venezuela and democratic security in Colombia
  • Previously published work: “The New Chinese Engagement with Latin America: Understanding Its Dynamics and the Implications for the Region,” “US National Security Implications of Chinese Involvement in Latin America” and “A New Chinese-Led Economic Order for Latin America?”

 

William Ratliff

Fellow and Curator,

Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • U.S. foreign policy analyst with a focus on China and China-Latin America relations
  • Author of numerous books and articles on politics, law, economics, and energy in developing countries, U.S. foreign policy, development in Asia and Latin America, Chinese oil policy, and China-Latin America relations
  • Forthcoming publications: one a general introduction to understanding China today; one on China‘s oil concerns and policies

Supporting Organizations:

Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, Colombian-American Chamber of Commerce, Florida China Chamber of Commerce, Florida International Bankers Association, Georgetown Club of Miami, Oxford University Society, and U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce

Media Partners: AméricaEconomía, Latin Business Chronicle, LATIN TRADEand LatinFinance

Location: Hyatt Regency

Coral Gables

Venetian West Room

 

50 Alhambra Plaza

Time:

8:00- 8:15am - Registration

8:15 -10:00 a.m. - Presentations and Discussion

Program Fee:  $30; Academics and students – free admission with valid ID

May 23, 2006
Latin America: Back To The Future?

  • Is the commodities boom reinforcing the region’s traditional role as mainly an exporter of raw materials and agricultural products?
  • Is Latin America using its increased riches to modernize its economies and improve living standards?
  • Is nationalization the wave of the future?
  • Can democracy flourish in Latin America’s energy-based economies?

Panelists:

Walter Molano, Partner and Head of Research, BCP Securities, USA, Greenwich, CT
Beatrice Rangel, President and CEO, AMLA Consulting, Miami
Shanker Singham, Partner, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, L.L.P, Miami

Location:
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Venetian West Room
50 Alhambra Plaza

Time:
5:00-5:30 p.m. - Registration and Reception
5:30-7:00 p.m. - Presentations and Discussion

Supporting Organizations: Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Georgetown University Club of Miami, and Oxford University Society of Miami

Media Partners: AméricaEconomía, Latin Business Chronicle, LATIN TRADE, LatinFinance

May 22, 2006
EDUARDO MONTEALEGRE
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE
ALIANZA LIBERAL NICARAGÜENSE (ALN)

Eduardo Montealegreis the Nicaraguan Liberal Alliance’s (ALN) presidential candidate for the November 2006 election. From 2002-2005, he was the minister of treasury and public credit, and chief of staff for President Enrique Bolaños. Between 1998-2000, Mr. Montealegre was minister of foreign relations and, from 1997-1998, he was chief of staff for President Arnoldo Alemán. Prior to holding his government positions, Mr. Montealegre worked in finance and investment firms in Managua, New York and Miami, from 1976-1997.

Location:
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Venetian East
50 Alhambra Plaza

Time:
4:00-4:30 p.m. – Registration and Refreshments
4:30-5:30 p.m. – Presentation and Discussion

Supporting Organizations:Central American-U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Georgetown Club of Miami,
Oxford University Society

Media Partners: AméricaEconomía, Latin Business Chronicle, LATIN TRADE, and LatinFinance

May 8, 2006
2006 MEXICO ELECTIONS

Panelist:

Roberta Lajous, Internacional Affairs Coordinator and Advisor, Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI)
Arturo Sarukhan Casamitjana,Advisor, Partido de Acción Nacional (PAN)

Commentators:

Bruce Bagley, Professor and Chair, Department of International Studies, University of Miami
Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

Location:
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Venetian Ballroom
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Time:
4:30- 5:00 p.m. - Registration & Refreshments
5:00- 6:30 p.m. - Presentations and Discussion

Supporting Organizations: AméricaEconomía, Georgetown Club of Miami, and Latin Finance

May 8, 2006
2006 MEXICO ELECTIONS

Private Dinner

Panelist:

Roberta Lajous, Internacional Affairs Coordinator and Advisor, Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI)
Arturo Sarukhan Casamitjana, Advisor, Partido de Acción Nacional (PAN)

Commentators:

Bruce Bagley, Professor and Chair, Department of International Studies, University of Miami
Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

Location:
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Sevilla Room
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Time:
6:30-6:45 p.m. - Registration & Refreshments
6:45-9:00 p.m. - Presentations and Discussion

Private event by invitation only

May 5, 2006
“China in Latin America: Views from Brazil, Chile, and Mexico”

Amaury de Souza, Senior Partner, MCM Associated Consultants, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
Cecilio Garza Limón,Former Mexican Ambassador to China and South Korea; Director, Namuh SA, Lannatai SA, and RMI SC, Mexico City
Patricio Navia,Adjunct Professor, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, New York University; Columnist, La Tercera and Revista Capital, Santiago

Location:
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
SevillaRoom
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Time:
8:00-8:15 a.m. - Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:15-9:45 a.m. - Presentations and Discussion

Supporting Organizations:Brazil-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, Chile-U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Colombian-American Chamber of Commerce, Florida-China Chamber of Commerce, Georgetown Club of Miami, and U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce

Media Partners:AméricaEconomía, Latin Finance and LATIN TRADE

May 4, 2006
China-Latin AmericaTask Force: SessionII

“China in Latin America: Views from Brazil, Chile, and Mexico”
Amaury de Souza,Senior Partner, MCM Associated Consultants, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
Cecilio Garza Limón, Former Mexican Ambassador to China and South Korea; Director, Namuh SA, Lannatai SA, and RMI SC, Mexico City
Patricio Navia,Adjunct Professor, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, New York University; Columnist, La Tercera and Revista Capital, Santiago

Location:
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Venetian West
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Time:

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Refreshments
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Discussion
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Dinner & Task Force Session

Private event by invitation only

April 24-25, 2006
FIRST ANNUAL LATIN AMERICA CONFERENCE

The New Latin America:
Diverging Strategies Toward Growth and Stability

CONFERENCE EVENT SCHEDULE

8:00 a.m. – Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m. – Welcome Remarks:
Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

8:30 a.m. – Opening Speaker: A Tale of Two Lefts in Latin America
Jorge Castañeda, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico; Global Distinguished Professor of Politics and Latin American & Caribbean Studies, New York University

9:00 a.m. – Panel: Latin America and the Global Competitiveness Challenge

Keynote:Jan Boyer, United States Alternate Executive Director, Inter-American Development Bank*

Ricardo Amorim, Head, Latin America Research, WestLB AG, New York
Gesner de Oliveira, Professor of Economics, Getúlio Vargas Foundation, São Paulo
Andrés Oppenheimer, Latin America Editor /Columnist, Miami Herald

Moderator:Mike Zellner, Publisher, Latin Trade, Miami

10:30 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m. – Panel: Assessing Political and Economic Risks

Jane Eddy, Managing Director, Corporate and Government Ratings, Standard & Poor’s, New York
Albert Fishlow, Professor of International and Public Affairs, Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies, Director of the Center for Brazilian Studies, Columbia University, New York
Vladimir Werning, Vice President of Emerging Markets Economics and Strategy, JPMorgan Securities, Inc., New York

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

11:45 a.m. – Featured Speaker: Governance and Security for the Americas in the 21st Century
General John Craddock, Commander, U.S. Southern Command, Miami

12:15 p.m. – Break

12:30 p.m. – Lunch

Welcome Remarks & Speaker Introduction:
Donna Shalala, President, University of Miami

Luncheon Speaker:A response to the Challenges of Global Competitiveness: Rescuing Education in Latin America
Gustavo Cisneros, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cisneros Group of Companies, New York

2:00 p.m. – Panel: U.S. Policy for a Changing Latin America

Bruce Bagley, Professor, Department of International Studies, University of Miami
Kenneth Maxwell, Visiting Professor, Department of History, and Senior Fellow David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University
Enrique Zuleta Puceiro, President, OPSM Consultores, Buenos Aires

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

3:00 p.m. – Conference concludes

*Invited; to be confirmed

Location:

JW MarriotMiami Hotel
1109 Brickell Ave.
Miami, FL

Time:

8:00-8:15a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15-12:15p.m. -Featured Speakers and Panels
12:15-3:00p.m. - Lunch speaker and panel

Supporting Organizations: Argentine-Florida Chamber of Commerce, Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Chile-U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Florida International Bankers Association, Oxford University Society, Georgetown Club of Miami and U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce

Media Partners: AméricaEconomía, Latin Business Chronicle, LatinFinance, and Latin Trade

April 18-20
Mario Marconini
, Visting Fellow, Brazil, Center for Hemispheric Policy; President, ManattJonesMarconini Global Strategies, São Paulo

APRIL 19, 2006
“BRAZIL: THE CHALLENGE OF GLOBALIZATION”—Student Event

Location
WHITTEN LEARNING CENTER, ROOM LC 110, University of Miami

Time
3:30-4:30 p.m. - Discussion>

April 20, 2006
BRAZIL: POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND ELECTION OUTLOOK

Panelists

Paulo C. Leme,Managing Director, Emerging Markets Economic Research, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Mario Marconini, Visiting Fellow,Visting Fellow, Brazil, Center for Hemispheric Policy; President, ManattJonesMarconini Global Strategies, São Paulo

Location:
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Cadiz Room
50 Alhambra Plaza

Time:
4:30-5:00 p.m. - Registration & Refreshments
5:00-6:30 p.m. - Presentations and Discussion

Supporting Organizations: Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Florida International Bankers Association, Georgetown Club of Miami, Oxford University Society

Media Partners: AméricaEconomía, Latin Finance, Latin Business Chronicle, Latin Trade

April 20, 2006
Mario Marconini

Private Dinner organized with the Honorable João Almino, Consul General of Brazil in Miami

Paulo C. Leme,Managing Director, Emerging Markets Economic Research, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Time

6:30 – 6:45 p.m. – Reception
6:45 – 9:00 p.m. – Dinner and Discussion

Location

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Granada Room
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Private event by invitation only

April 18, 2006
Friendly Fire: Losing Friends and Making Enemies in the Anti-American Century

Author:
Julia E. Sweig, Council on Foreign Relations, Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director for Latin America Studies

In Association with the Council on Foreign Relations
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

4:30-5:00 p.m. - Registration
5:00-6:00 p.m. – Presentation
6:00-6:30 p.m. –Reception and Book Signing/Sales

Supporting Organizations: Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce,Georgetown Club of Miami, Oxford University Society

Media Partners: AméricaEconomía and LatinFinance

March, 28 2006
China Latin America Program: China’s Economic Activity in Latin America

Claudio M. Loser, Visiting Senior Fellow, Inter-American Dialogue, Washington D.C.
Shanker A. Singham, Partner, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
Sam Suisheng Zhao, Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver; Executive Director, Center for China-U.S Cooperation, University of Denver

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. - Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Public Program

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

March, 27 2006
China Task Force: Session One


Claudio M. Loser, Visiting Senior Fellow, Inter-American Dialogue, Washington D.C.
Shanker A. Singham, Partner, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
Sam Suisheng Zhao, Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver; Executive Director, Center for China-U.S Cooperation, University of Denver

Private event by invitation only

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Registration/Refreshments
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Private Dinner

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Marcy 21 - March 23, 2006
Dr. Luis Rubio

Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Director General, Centro de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo, Mexico City

Tuesday, March 21—Dr. Luis Rubio—
Regional Political Briefing, Citigroup’s Latin America Treasury Management Week

Other Panelists:

Susan K. Purcell, Moderator; Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy
Pablo Bachelet, Latin America Correspondent, The Miami Herald
Paulo Vieira da Cunha, Visiting Scholar, Institute for Latin American Studies, Columbia University; Consultant, World Bank

Program Time: 9:10-10:00 a.m.

Location:
InterContinental Hotel Miami
100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, FL 33131

Wednesday, March 22—Dr. Luis Rubio—
Mexico: Politics and the Economy in an Election Year

Other panelists:

Susan K. Purcell, Moderator; Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy
Russell Crandall, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Davidson College
Manuel Suárez Mier, Professor of International Finance, American University and a consulting economist

Location:
J.W. Marriott Hotel Miami
1109 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131

Time: 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, March 22—Dr. Luis Rubio—
Mexico Briefing—Student Program

Location:

Whitten Learning Center, room 182

University of Miami

Program Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 22—Dr. Luis Rubio—
Private Dinner organized with the Honorable Jorge Lomonaco, Consul General of Mexico in Miami

location:
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza
Coral Gables, FL 33143

7:00-7:15 p.m. reception
7:15-9:00 p.m. dinner discussion

Thursday, March 23—Dr. Luis Rubio—
Media Luncheon Roundtable

location:

University of Miami
Jenkins Building, Room 317-A
5250 University Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Program Time: 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Mar. 16, 2006
Ambassador Jeffrey Davidow
President
Institute of the Americas, La Jolla, California

6:45p.m. – 9:00p.m. Private Dinner (by invitation only)

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Mar. 10, 2006
ARGENTINA’S ECONOMIC OUTLOOK: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

Opportunities for Consolidation ▪ Challenges Concerning Price Stability, Energy Supply and Investment Outlook ▪ Policy Response to Short- and Medium-Term Threats to Growth and Stability
Daniel Artana,Chief Economists, Latin American Research Foundation (FIEL), Buenos Aires
Juan Luis Bour, Chief Economists, Latin American Research Foundation (FIEL), Buenos Aires
Fernando Navajas, Chief Economists, Latin American Research Foundation (FIEL), Buenos Aires

Three leading Argentine economists from the Buenos Aires-based Latin American Economic Research Foundation (FIEL) will discuss Argentina’s current strong growth indicators, and will examine the challenges ahead to sustain economic growth.

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Public Program

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Supporting Organizations: AméricaEconomía, Argentine-Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida International Bankers Association, LatinFinance, Oxford University Society, WorldCity

Mar. 9, 2006
ARGENTINA’S ECONOMIC OUTLOOK: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

Opportunities for Consolidation ▪ Challenges Concerning Price Stability, Energy Supply and Investment Outlook ▪ Policy Response to Short- and Medium-Term Threats to Growth and Stability
Daniel Artana, Chief Economists, Latin American Research Foundation (FIEL), Buenos Aires
Juan Luis Bour, Chief Economists, Latin American Research Foundation (FIEL), Buenos Aires
Fernando Navajas,Chief Economists, Latin American Research Foundation (FIEL), Buenos Aires

Three leading Argentine economists from the Buenos Aires-based Latin American Economic Research Foundation (FIEL) will discuss Argentina’s current strong growth indicators, and will examine the challenges ahead to sustain economic growth.

6:45p.m. – 9:00p.m. - Private Dinner (by invitation only)

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Supporting Organizations: AméricaEconomía, Argentine-Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida International Bankers Association, LatinFinance, Oxford University Society, WorldCity

Mar. 7, 2006
“Global and Regional Economic Outlook”

Panelist

John Walker, Chairman and Chief Economist, Oxford Economic Forecasting, London
Why is the Rest of the World Willing to Lend the U.S So Much?
Erik Britton, Director, Oxford Economics USA, Philadelphia
The U.S Economy Drives Global Growth: Good News for Latin America
Manuel Lasaga, President, Strategic Information Analysis, Inc.
Can Florida Ride the Global and Regional Expansion Wave?

Emerging Markets Outlook

Paulo Vieira da Cunha, Visiting Scholar, Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University

Geoffrey Dennis, Latin American Equity Strategist, Citigroup, New York

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Public Program

JW Marriott Hotel Miami
1109 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33131

Supporting Organizations: AmericaEconomia, Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, Colombian-American Chamber of Commerce, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Florida, Georgetown Club of Miami, Florida International Bankers Association, LatinFinance, Oxford University Club, and U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce

Feb. 22, 2006
Implications Of Latin America’s Move To The Left

Panelists:

Javier Corrales, Associate Professor of Political Science, Amherst College, Massachusetts
Stephen Johnson, Senior Policy Analyst, Americas Program, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Joy Olson, Director of the Washington Office on Latin America, Washington, D.C.
Peter Deshazo, Director, Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.
Joseph S. Tulchin, Senior Scholar, Latin American Program, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.

8:00-8:15am, registration
8:00-10:00am, public event

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Feb. 21, 2006
Implications Of Latin America’s Move To The Left

Panelists:

Stephen Johnson,Senior Policy Analyst, Americas Program, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Joy Olson,Director of the Washington Office on Latin America, Washington, D.C.
Peter Deshazo,Director, Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.
Joseph S. Tulchin,Senior Scholar, Latin American Program, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.

6:45-7:00pm, cocktail reception
7:00-9:00pm, private dinner (By invitation only)

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Feb. 15, 2006
U.S. Policy for a Changing Latin America

Panelists:

Donna Hrinak – Senior Director, Kissinger McLarty Associates, Washington, D.C.; Former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, Bolivia, Dominican Republic and Venezuela
Brian Latell, Former National Intelligence Officer for Latin America, Central Intelligence Agency
Luis Lauredo, President, Hunton & Williams International, LLC; Former U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States and National Coordinator for the Summit of the Americas
Manuel Rocha, Managing Partner, The Globis Group, LLC; Former U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Registration and Refreshments
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. - Public Program

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Feb. 15, 2006
U.S. Policy for a Changing Latin America

Panelists:

Brian Latell, Former National Intelligence Officer for Latin America, Central Intelligence Agency
Luis Lauredo, President, Hunton & Williams International, LLC; Former U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States and National Coordinator for the Summit of the Americas
Manuel Rocha, Managing Partner, The Globis Group, LLC; Former U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia

6:45p.m. – 9:00p.m. - Private Dinner (by invitation only)

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

January 24, 2006
China’s Role in the Americas

Moderator:

Ralph Gazitua, President, the Miami Free Zone

Panelists:
Neal Asbury
, President, Greenfield International
Jerry Haar, Director, Institute for Family Business, Florida International University
Susan Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy

TBA: the Chinese Embassy/Government/China Chamber of International Commerce

Fee: $20 GMCC Members - $30 Non-GMCC Members

Location:
The Miami Free Zone
2305 N.W 107 Avenue
Doral, Fl 33172

In Collaboration with Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

Jan. 13, 2006
Upcoming Elections in the Western Hemisphere

In collaboration with the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Americas Intelligence Briefings Series
Moderator:

Al Cardenas, Partner, Tew Cardenas LLP.

Panelists:

Jorge Arrizurieta, President, Florida FTAA
Carl Cira, Director, Summit of the Americas Center, Florida International University
Jerry Haar, Director, Institute for Family Business, Florida International University
Susan Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy

Location: Ray Goode – Ryder Conference Center, GMCC
Fee: $20 GMCC Members - $30 Non-GMCC Members

Dec. 7, 2005
Is India the Next China in Latin America?
Gabriel Rozman
President
Tata Consultancy Services Limited

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Venetian East/West
50 Alhambra Plaza

6:45-7:00 p.m. – Cocktail reception
7:00-9:00 p.m. – Dinner and discussion

Dec. 1, 2005
Latin America: Democracy at Risk?

Panelists:

Jerry Haar, Associate Director, Knight-Ridder Center for Excellence in Management, Florida International University; Professor of Management & International Business, Florida International University.
Michael Shifter, Vice President for Policy, Inter-American Dialogue, Washington D.C.; Former Director, Latin American and Caribbean Program, National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, D.C.
Arturo Valenzuela, Professor of Government and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.; Former Senior Director for Inter-American Affairs, National Security Council, Washington, D.C.; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs, Department of State, Washington, D.C.
Christopher Walker, Director of Studies, Freedom House, New York; Former Senior Associate, EastWest Institute, New York

In Collaboration with Freedom House

Hyatt Regency, Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza
Coral Gables, Florida

4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Registration and refreshments
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Presentations and Discussion
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Reception

Monday, Novemver 21, 2005
Dr. Martín Redrado
President, Central Bank of Argentina

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza
Coral Gables, Florida

7:15 p.m. - cocktail reception
7:30 p.m. - private dinner

By Invitation Only

November 18, 2005
Brazil: Economic Growth Amid Political Uncertainty

Discussion Leader:

Donna Hrinak – Senior Counselor of International Trade & Government Affairs, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey; Former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, Bolivia, Dominican Republic and Venezuela
Panelists:
John Barham - Editor-in-Chief, LatinFinance
Paulo Sotero - Washington Correspondent, O Estado de São Paulo
Amaury de Souza - Senior Researcher, Institute for Economic, Social and Political Research (IDESP), São Paulo; Associate Director, Techne Technologies and Human Resources, Rio de Janeiro; Associate Director, MCM Consulting Associates, Rio de Janeiro
Paulo Vieira da Cunha - Chief Economist and Head of Latin American Research with HSBC Securities, New York

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza
Coral Gables, Fl

8:00-8:15 a.m.- Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15-9:30 a.m.- Presentation and Discussion

Supporting Organizations: AméricaEconomía, Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and Oxford University Society

Thursday, November 17, 2005
HIS EXCELLENCY
JOSÉ MIGUEL INSULZA
SECRETARY GENERAL
ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES

Hemispheric Relations after the Mar del Plata Summit

The Biltmore Hotel
Granada Ballroom
1200 Anastasia Avenue
Coral Gables, Florida

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:45 a.m. Presentations and Discussion

Supporting Organizations: Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, Florida International Bankers Association, Georgetown Club of Miami and Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

October 6, 2005
MEXICO: POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SCENARIOS
Discussion Leader:
Manuel Rocha – Managing Partner, The Globis Group; Former U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia

Panelists:
Federico Estévez – Political Science Profesor, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico City
Gray Newman - Executive Director and Senior Latin America Economist, Morgan Stanley, New York
Santiago Fittipaldi - Editorial Director, Conferences, LatinFinance Magazine, Coral Gables

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza
4:30-5:00pm Registration
5:00-6:30pm Public Program
6:30-9:00pm Private Dinner- By Invitation Only

Supporting Organizations: AméricaEconomía, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Florida International Bankers Association, Georgetown Club of Miami, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, LatinFinance, Oxford University Society and the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce

September 13, 2005
H.E. Ignacio Walker Prieto
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chile

8:00-8:15 a.m.- Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15-9:30 a.m.- Presentation and Discussion

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza

In association with ProChile

September 8, 2005
David Rothkopf Book Program – Running the World

Featuring:
David Rothkopf – served as Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade during the Clinton Administration, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the President’s Advisory Council of the U.S. Institute of Peace, and is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

2:30-3:30pm Student event (Storer Auditorium)
4:30-5:00pm Press Conference (Hyatt Regency, Coral Gables)
5:00-6:30pm General Public (Hyatt Regency, Coral Gables)
7:00-9:00pm Private Dinner – by invitation only

August 24, 2005
Venezuela: La Involución de la Democracia

Panelists:

Ana Julia Jatar – economist and director of Súmate
Carlos A. Montaner – founder of the Unión Liberal Cubana, Madrid.
Vilma Petrash – international relations professor at the Universidad Central Venezuela
Alejandro Plaz – founder and president of Súmate

Moderator- Susan K. Purcell – director of the Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

Storer Auditorium
University of Miami
5:30-6:00pm Registration
6:00-8:00pm Presentation

In association with Súmate

June 12, 2005
Argentina’s Economic Prospects: Looking Ahead

Speakers:
Daniel Artana, Juan Luis Bour, Fernando Navajas
Chief Economists, Latin American Research Foundation (FIEL), Buenos Aires

The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue
Coral Gables, Florida

May 25, 2005
Dr. Luis Rubio
President
Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo. A.C. (CIDAC), Mexico City

McLamore Dining Room
School of Business Administration, University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida
6:30-9:00 p.m.

March 15, 2005
“Comparing Foreign Policy Attitudes of the Mexican and American People”

Speakers:

Amb. Andres Rozental, President, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, Mexico City
Dr. Jorge Chabat, Professor of International Affairs, Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (CIDE), Mexico City
Dr. Susan Minushkin, Professor of Political Science, Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas, (CIDE), Mexico City

School of Business Administration, University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida