Monday, December 15, 2008 - Public Event

‘U.S. Policy Toward Latin America: Continuity or Change?’

Bruce Bagley, Chair and Professor, International Studies, University of Miami
Brian Latell, Senior Research Associate, Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, University of Miami
Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

Supporting Organizations: Broward County Chamber of Commerce, Broward County Office of Economic Development, Georgetown University Club of Miami and Oxford University Society

Media Partners:  AméricaEconomía Hispanic Target Magazine, Latin Business Chronicle, LatinFinance and World City Business

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
Aurinko Room
505 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale

Friday, December 12, 2008 - Private Event (by invitation only)

Cosponsor: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Americas Center

‘Emerging Markets in a Time of Global Uncertainty’

Stephen Kay, Americas Center Coordinator, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Emilio Lamar, Partner, Columbus Advisors, Miami
Dorothy Sobol, Professor, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), John Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta - Miami Branch
9100 NW 36 St. Miami, FL

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 - Public Event

‘Development Challenges in the Hemisphere’

Lawrence Harrison, Director of the Cultural Change Institute, Tufts University

Religions- LA (for FL 12808) Harrison


Typology of Progress-Prone and Progress-Resistant Cultures

Ronald Scheman, Former U.S. Executive Director for the Inter-American Development Bank

Development Challenges in the Americas

Amb. Sally Shelton-Colby, Former Deputy Secretary General, Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD); Former Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Global Programs, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Barbara Stallings, William R. Rhodes Research Professor, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Venetian Room
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Monday, December 8, 2008 - Private Dinner (by invitation only)

‘Development Challenges in the Hemisphere’ Task Force, Session I

Lawrence Harrison, Director of the Cultural Change Institute, Tufts University
Ronald Scheman, Former U.S. Executive Director for the Inter-American Development Bank
Amb. Sally Shelton-Colby, Former Deputy Secretary General, Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD); Former Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Global Programs, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Barbara Stallings, William R. Rhodes Research Professor, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University

5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Venetian Room
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Friday, December 5, 2008 - Video Conference Lunch Program(by invitation only)

‘A Conversation with U.S. Ambassadors’

Hon. Robert Callahan, United States Ambassador to Nicaragua
Hon. Heather Hodges, United States Ambassador to Ecuador
Hon. Paul Simons, United States Ambassador to Chile

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Salon AB
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Friday, November 21, 2008 - Public Event

‘Latin America: 2009 Economic, Business and Trade Forecast’

Ernest ‘Chip’ Brown, Head, Economics Research, Santander Investment Securities, Inc., New York
Russell Crandall, Associate Professor of Political Science, Davidson College, North Carolina; Former Director for the Western Hemisphere, National Security Council, Washington, D.C.
Jerry Haar, Associate Dean, International Affairs and Projects, College of Business Administration, Florida International University, Miami
Jonathan Heath, Chief Economist Latin America, HSBC, Mexico, D.F.
Claudio Loser, Visiting Senior Fellow, The Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, D.C.; Former Director, Western Hemisphere Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington, D.C.
Mario Marconini, President, Council of International Relations, Federação do Comércio do Estado de São Paulo (Fecomercio); President, ManattJonesMarconini Global Strategies, São Paulo; Former Foreign Trade Secretary, Ministry of Development, Brazil
Ian McCluskey, Senior Advisor, International Economic Development, IOS Partners, Miami
Amb. Roger Noriega, Director, Tew Cardenas, LLP., Washington, D.C.; Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs
John Price, Managing Director, Kroll-InfoAmericas, Miami
Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy
Roberto Steiner, Research Associate, Fedesarrollo, Bogotá (Executive Director as of January 2009); Former Alternate Executive Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington, D.C.
Juan Vásquez, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, The Miami Herald
Tulio Vera, Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist, Bladex Asset Management, New York
Paulo Vieira da Cunha, Partner and Head of Emerging Markets Research, Tandem Global Markets’ Emerging Markets Fund, New York; Former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Brazil
Antonio Villamil, Dean, School of Business, St. Thomas University; Principal Advisor, The Washington Economics Group, Inc., Miami; Former U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs

7:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
JW Marriott Hotel
1109 Brickell Avenue, Miami

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - Private Dinner (by invitation only)

‘Latin America: 2009 Economic, Business and Trade Forecast’

Ernest ‘Chip’ Brown, Head, Economics Research, Santander Investment Securities, Inc., New York
Russell Crandall, Associate Professor of Political Science, Davidson College, North Carolina; Former Director for the Western Hemisphere, National Security Council, Washington, D.C.
Jerry Haar, Associate Dean, International Affairs and Projects, College of Business Administration, Florida International University, Miami
Jonathan Heath, Chief Economist Latin America, HSBC, Mexico, D.F.
Claudio Loser, Visiting Senior Fellow, The Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, D.C.; Former Director, Western Hemisphere Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington, D.C.
Mario Marconini President, Council of International Relations, Federação do Comércio do Estado de São Paulo (Fecomercio); President, ManattJonesMarconini Global Strategies, São Paulo; Former Foreign Trade Secretary, Ministry of Development, Brazil
Ian McCluskey Senior Advisor, International Economic Development, IOS Partners, Miami
Amb. Roger Noriega Director, Tew Cardenas, LLP., Washington, D.C.; Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs
John Price Managing Director, Kroll-InfoAmericas, Miami
Susan Kaufman Purcell Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy
Roberto Steiner Research Associate, Fedesarrollo, Bogotá; (Executive Director as of January 2009); Former Alternate Executive Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington, D.C.
Juan Vásquez Deputy Editorial Page Editor, The Miami Herald
Tulio Vera Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist, Bladex Asset Management, New York
Paulo Vieira da Cunha Partner and Head of Emerging Markets Research, Tandem Global Markets’ Emerging Markets Fund, New York; Former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Brazil
Antonio Villamil Dean, School of Business, St. Thomas University; Principal Advisor, The Washington Economics Group, Inc., Miami; Former U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
JW Marriott Hotel
1109 Brickell Avenue, Miami

Monday, November 17, 2008

Book Program - The Dictator’s Shadow: Life Under Augusto Pinochet

H.E. Heraldo Muñoz, Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Book Reception to follow
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Salon AB
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - Public Event

‘Colombia and the Next U.S. Administration’

Alberto Bernal Head of EM Macroeconomic Strategy, Bulltick Capital Markets, LP, Miami
Patrick Esteruelas Analyst, Latin America, Eurasia Group, New York
Angel Rabasa Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation, Arlington, Virginia

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Venetian Room
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - Private Dinner (by invitation only)

‘Colombia and the Next U.S. Administration’

Alberto Bernal, Head of EM Macroeconomic Strategy, Bulltick Capital Markets, LP, Miami
Patrick Esteruelas, Analyst, Latin America, Eurasia Group, New York
Angel Rabasa, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation, Arlington, Virginia

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Granada Room
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - Public Event

‘Venezuela: How to do Business Under the New Rules of the Game’

Federico Araujo Founding Partner, Torres, Plaz and Araujo
Antonio A. Herrera-Vaillant International Consulting Partner, Torres, Plaz and Araujo; President, Inter-America Corporate Advisory Network Colombia Ltda. and I-CAN Venezuela Srl.
Pedro Uriola Partner, Torres, Plaz and Araujo

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Four Seasons Hotel
Coral Gables Salon
1435 Brickell Avenue, Miami

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - Lunch Program

Aníbal Romero Professor of Political Theory, Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, Venezuela; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
505 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

Wednesday, October 22, 2008— Public Event

‘Venezuela: Oil, Politics and Foreign Policy’

Javier Corrales Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Amherst College, Massachusetts

Latin America’s Neocaudillismo: Ex-Presidents and Newcomers Running for Presidents…and Winning- An article by Javier Corrales

Ramón Espinasa Consultant, Integration Department, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C.; Former Chief Economist, Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), Caracas, Venezuela

Desempeño del Sector Petrolero- A presentation by Ramón Espinasa

Michael Penfold Director, Center for Management Development, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), Caracas, Venezuela
Jorge Piñón Energy Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Former President, Amoco Oil Latin America
Benjamin Ramsey, Vice President, Strategy (Andean Region and Caribbean), JP Morgan, New York
Amb. Otto Reich President, Otto Reich Associates, LLC, Washington, D.C.; Former U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela
Aníbal Romero, Professor of Political Theory, Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, Venezuela; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

A presentation by Aníbal Romero

Evanan Romero, CEO, Grupo Asesor Petrolero Venezolano, LLC., Miami; Former Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines, Venezuela

Venezuela Oil,Politics and Foreign Policy - A presentation by Evanan Romero

Michael Shifter, Vice President for Policy, The Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, D.C.
Jaime Suchlicki, Director, Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS), University of Miami

Implications of Venezuelan Military Purchases- A presentation by Jaime Suchlicki

8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Hall of Ambassadors
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Tuesday, October 21, 2008— Private Event (by invitation only)
‘Venezuela: Oil, Politics and Foreign Policy’

Javier Corrales, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Amherst College, Massachusetts

Latin America’s Neocaudillismo: Ex-Presidents and Newcomers Running for Presidents…and Winning- An article by Javier Corrales

Ramón Espinasa, Consultant, Integration Department, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C.; Former Chief Economist, Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), Caracas, Venezuela

Desempeño del Sector Petrolero- A presentation by Ramón Espinasa

Michael Penfold, Director, Center for Management Development, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), Caracas, Venezuela
Jorge Piñón, Energy Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Former President, Amoco Oil Latin America
Benjamin Ramsey, Vice President, Strategy (Andean Region and Caribbean), JP Morgan, New York
Amb. Otto Reich, President, Otto Reich Associates, LLC, Washington, D.C.; Former U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela
Aníbal Romero, Professor of Political Theory, Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, Venezuela; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

A presentation by Aníbal Romero

Evanan Romero, CEO, Grupo Asesor Petrolero Venezolano, LLC., Miami; Former Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines, Venezuela

Venezuela Oil,Politics and Foreign Policy - A presentation by Evanan Romero

Michael Shifter, Vice President for Policy, The Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, D.C.
Jaime Suchlicki, Director, Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS), University of Miami

Implications of Venezuelan Military Purchases- A presentation by Jaime Suchlicki

6:45 - 9:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Granada Room
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 -Student Faculty Lunch Program

Cosponsor:
Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Miami

Aníbal Romero, Professor of Political Theory, Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, Venezuela; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
McLamore Executive Dining Hall
Third Floor, School of Business
University of Miami

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - Public Event

‘Impact of the U.S. Elections on U.S. Policy toward Latin America’

Jorge Castañeda, Global Distinguished Professor of Politics and Caribbean and Latin American Studies, New York University; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico
Jaime Daremblum, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Latin American Studies, Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C.; Former Ambassador of Costa Rica to the United States
Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington, D.C.; Former Washington Bureau Correspondent, O Estado de S. Paulo

8:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Venetian Room
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Monday, October 6, 2008 - Private Event (by invitation only)

Jorge Castañeda, Global Distinguished Professor of Politics and Caribbean and Latin American Studies, New York University; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico
Jaime Daremblum, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Latin American Studies, Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C.; Former Ambassador of Costa Rica to the United States
Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington, D.C.; Former Washington Bureau Correspondent, O Estado de S. Paulo

6:45 - 9:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Venetian Room
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Friday, September 19, 2008

‘Impact ‘08 in Florida: How Will The Next President Address Today’s Global Challenges?’

Cosponsors:
Center for U.S. Global Engagement and Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

Keynote Speakers:
General Barry McCaffrey (USA, Ret.), Former Commander, U.S. Southern Command
Ari Fleischer, Former White House Secretary

Moderator:
Antonio Mora, CBS4 News Anchor

11:30 a.m. - Luncheon
Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - Private Event (by invitation only)

Ambassador Arturo Cruz, Nicaragua’s Ambassador to the United States

6:45- 9:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Thursday, September 18, 2008—Public Event
Social Progress in Mexcico and how to achieve it

Bruce Bagley, Chair, Department of International Studies, University of Miami
Blanca Heredia, Director, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Mexico
Carlos Heredia, Resident Fellow, Center for Inter-American Studies and Programs, ITAM, Mexico D.F.

8:00 - 9:45 a.m.

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

Wednesday, September 17, 2008—Private Event (by invitation only) Mexico Task Force, Session III Bruce Bagley, Chair, Department of International Studies, University of Miami Blanca Heredia, Director, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Mexico Carlos Heredia, Resident Fellow, Center for Inter-American Studies and Programs, ITAM, Mexico D.F. 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Venetian Room 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables
Friday, June 27, 2008 Argentina-U.S. Forum - Buenos Aires 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires Featured Speaker:
Thomas P. Kelly, Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Embassy of the United States in Argentina, Buenos Aires
Panel I
Prospects for the U.S. Economy and its Implications for Argentina and the World Featured Speaker:
Hernán Lacunza, General Manager, Central Bank of Argentina Moderator:
Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami Panelists:
Javier González Fraga, Former President, Central Bank of Argentina
Miguel Kiguel, Executive Director, Econviews, Buenos Aires
Vladimir Werning, Executive Director, JP Morgan, New York

Panel II
Hemispheric Energy Outlook: Traditional and Alternative Options Moderator:
Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami Panelists:
Fernando Navajas, Chief Economist at Fundación de Investigaciones Económicas Latioamericanas (FIEL)
Jorge Piñón, Energy Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

Panel III
The U.S. Presidential Election and its Impact on Argentina Moderator:
Manuel Mora y Araujo, President, Board of Directors, University Torcuato di Tella; Director, Ipsos-Mora y Araujo, Buenos Aires Panelists:
Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Edward Schumacher-Matos, Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University; Ombudsman, The Miami Herald

Monday, June 23, 2008 Brazil-U.S. Forum - São Paulo 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Federação do Comércio do Estado São Paulo São Paulo Cosponsor:
Fecomercio (Federação do Comércio do Estado de São Paulo) Conference Moderator:
Mário Marconini, President, Fecomercio’s Council of International Relations ; ManattJones Marconini Global Strategies Opening Speakers:
Ambassador Clifford Sobel, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil
Josué Gomes, President, Coteminas; Co-Chairman of the Brazil-U.S. CEO Forum
        
Panel I
Prospects for the U.S. Economy and its Implications for Brazil and the World
        
Fabio Akira Hashizume, Chief Economist, JP Morgan Brazil
Antonio Delfim Neto, Professor Emeritus FEA-USP; Former Minister of Planning and Agriculture, Brazil
Thomas Trebat, Executive Director, Institute for Latin American Studies, Columbia University, Former Director at Citigroup

Panel II
Energy, Agriculture and the Environment: The Brazil-U.S. Syndrome
Marcos S. Jank, President, the Sugar-Cane Industry Union (UNICA)
Henri Philippe Reichstul, CEO, Brenco; Former President, Petrobras
Roger Tissot, Independent Energy Consultant; Visiting Energy Fellow, Institute of the Americas, La Jolla, California

Panel III
The U.S. Presidential Election: New Strategies for Brazil
Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington, D.C.; Former Washington Bureau correspondent, O Estado de São Paulo
Edward Schumacher-Matos, Ombudsman, The Miami Herald & Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University Supporting Organizations:
AMCHAM Brasil, ESPM (Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing), Fecomercio (Federação do Comércio do Estado de São Paulo),FIESP (Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo)

Friday, June 13, 2008—Private Event (by invitation only) Martin Redrado, President, Central Bank of Argentina Argentina: The Monetary and Financial Policy Response to Current Turbulences- A presentation by Martin Redrado
9:00-10:30 a.m. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Salon A 50 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.,Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State 8:00-9:45 a.m. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Salon AB 50 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables

Thursday, May 29, 2008—Public Event ‘Mexico under Calderón’ ‘Modernizing Mexico’s Democracy: What Needs To Be Done?’ Dr. Diana Negroponte, Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institute, Washington, D.C. Dr. Pamela Starr, Associate Director, Latin America Initiative, University of Southern California Dr. Jeffrey Weldon, Professor, Department of Political Science, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico, D.F. 8:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Venetian Room 50 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables

Wednesday, May 28, 2008—Private Event (by invitation only) Task Force Session II Dr. Diana Negroponte, Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institute, Washington, D.C. Dr. Pamela Starr, Associate Director, Latin America Initiative, University of Southern California Dr. Jeffrey Weldon, Professor, Department of Political Science, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico, D.F. 4:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Venetian Room 50 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables

Friday, May 23, 2008—Public Event ‘Energy Cooperation and Security in the Hemisphere’ Dr. R. Evan Ellis, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., McLean, Virginia Dr. Edward Glab, Director, Knight Ridder Center for Excellence in Management, Florida International University Jeremy Martin, Energy Program Director, Institute of the Americas, University of California, La Jolla Other speakers TBC 8:00 - 9:45 a.m.

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

Thursday, May 22, 2008—Private Event (by invitation only) Task Force Session III Dr. R. Evan Ellis, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., McLean, Virginia Dr. Edward Glab, Director, Knight Ridder Center for Excellence in Management, Florida International University Jeremy Martin, Energy Program Director, Institute of the Americas, University of California, La Jolla Other speakers TBC 4:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Venetian Room 50 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 ‘Impact ‘08 in Florida: Building a Better, Safer World’ Cosponsors: Center for U.S. Global Engagement and Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Keynote Speakers: Admiral James M. Loy, USCG (Ret.), Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security (2003-2005), Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard Honorable Robert L. Mallet, President of the Pfizer Foundation, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Public Affairs and Policy, Pfizer Inc. and Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce (1997-2001) Moderator: Anders Gyllenhaal, Sr.VP/Executive Editor, The Miami Herald 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The Four Seasons Hotel 1435 Brickell Avenue, Miami

Thursday, May 8, 2008—Public Event Third Annual Latin America Conference H.E. Carolina Barco, Ambassador of Colombia to the United States
Luis de la Calle, General Director, De la Calle, Madrazo, Mancera, S.C., Mexico, D.F.; former Undersecretary for International Trade Negotiations, Ministry of Economy, Mexico
Ken Frankel, Chairman, Board of Directors, Canadian Council of the Americas, Toronto
Richard Lapper, Latin America Editor, Financial Times, São Paulo
William Maloney, Lead Economist, Latin America and the Caribbean, The World Bank, Washington, D.C.
From Commodity Booms to the Knowledge Economy- A presentation by William Maloney
Hon. Héctor Morales, U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States
Tim Padgett, Bureau Chief, Miami and Latin America, TIME Magazine
Jorge Piñón, Energy Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; former President, Amoco Oil Latin America
Ambassador Carlos Rico, Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs for North America, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico
Evanan Romero, CEO, Grupo Asesor Petrolero Venezolano, LLC., Miami
The Oil and Gas Sector in Some Selected L.A. and Caribbean Countries- A presentation by Evanan Romero
Francisco Rodríguez, Assistant Professor of Economics and Latin American Studies, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut; former Chief Economic Advisor, National Assembly, Venezuela
Marcela Sánchez, Columnist, The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
Paulo Sotero, director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington, D.C.
H.E. James Spalding, Ambassador of Paraguay to the United States
Roger Tissot, Independent Energy Consultant; former Director, Country Strategies, PFC Energy, Canada
Latin America Hydrocarbon Sector: a Real Bonanza?- A presentation by Roger Tissot
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

JW Marriott Hotel 1109 Brickell Avenue

Wednesday, May 7, 2008—Private Event (by invitation only) Third Annual Latin America Conference H.E. Carolina Barco, Ambassador of Colombia to the United States
Luis de la Calle, General Director, De la Calle, Madrazo, Mancera, S.C., Mexico, D.F.; former Undersecretary for International Trade Negotiations, Ministry of Economy, Mexico
Ken Frankel, Chairman, Board of Directors, Canadian Council of the Americas, Toronto
Richard Lapper, Latin America Editor, Financial Times, São Paulo
William Maloney, Lead Economist, Latin America and the Caribbean, The World Bank, Washington, D.C.
Hon. Héctor Morales, U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States
Tim Padgett, Bureau Chief, Miami and Latin America, TIME Magazine
Jorge Piñón, Energy Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; former President, Amoco Oil Latin America
Ambassador Carlos Rico, Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs for North America, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico
Evanan Romero, CEO, Grupo Asesor Petrolero Venezolano, LLC., Miami
Francisco Rodríguez, Assistant Professor of Economics and Latin American Studies, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut; former Chief Economic Advisor, National Assembly, Venezuela
Marcela Sánchez, Columnist, The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
Paulo Sotero, director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington, D.C.
H.E. James Spalding, Ambassador of Paraguay to the United States
Roger Tissot, Independent Energy Consultant; former Director, Country Strategies, PFC Energy, Canada
Other Speakers TBC 6:45 - 9:00 p.m.

JW Marriott Hotel 1109 Brickell Avenue

‘Energy Cooperation and Security in the Hemisphere’

Thursday, April 24, 2008—Public Event Dr. Ramón Espinasa Consultant, Energy Division - Infrastructure Department, Inter-American Development Bank, and Adjunct Professor, School of Foreign Service and Center for Latin America Studies, Georgetown
The Performance of the Venezuela Oil Sector - A presentation by Dr. Ramón Espinasa
Dr. David Mares Professor of Political Science, University of Southern California, San Diego, and Baker Scholar in Energy Studies, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, Texas
Dr. Michal Moore Senior Fellow, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Economy and Environment, University of Calgary, Canada
Dr. Sergio Trindade President, SE²T International, Ltd., New York
A Sustainable Biofuels Consensus - A paper written by Dr. Sergio Trindade
‘Energy Conflict and Cooperation in South America’: The Brazilian Case - A paper written by Dr. Sergio Trindade 8:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Granada Room 50 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables ‘Energy Cooperation and Security in the Hemisphere’ Task Force Session II

Wednesday, April 23, 2008—Private Event (by invitation only) Dr. Ramón Espinasa Consultant, Energy Division - Infrastructure Department, Inter-American Development Bank, and Adjunct Professor, School of Foreign Service and Center for Latin America Studies, Georgetown
Dr. David Mares Professor of Political Science, University of Southern California, San Diego, and Baker Scholar in Energy Studies, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, Texas
Dr. Michal Moore Senior Fellow, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Economy and Environment, University of Calgary, Canada
Dr. Sergio Trindade President, SE²T International, Ltd., New York 4:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Venetian Room 50 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables

‘Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They are Making’

Thursday, April 3, 2008—Private Event (by invitation only) David J. Rothkopf, President and CEO, Garten Rothkopf, Washington, D.C. and Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Venetian West Room 50 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables **Books Available for Sale Before and After the Program**

‘Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They are Making’

Thursday, April 3, 2008—Public Event - Book Program Mr. David J. Rothkopf, President and CEO, Garten Rothkopf, Washington, D.C. and Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C. 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. - Registration and Refreshments
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Presentation and Discussion

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Hall of Ambassadors Room 50 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables **Books Available for Sale Before and After the Program**

Friday, April 9, 2008 - Private Event John D. Feeley, Director for Central American affairs, U.S. Department of State, and the incoming deputy chief of mission at the American Embassy in Panama 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Cadiz Room 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables
‘Strategies for Successful Business Development in Chile’

Wednesday, April 2, 2008—Public Event General (R) Juan Emilio Cheyre, Director of the Center for International Studies, Catholic University of Chile, Santiago; Former Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Army (2002-2006) General (R) Cheyre will speak in Spanish. No translation will be provided

In association with The Chile-U.S. Chamber of Commerce 8:00 - 8:15 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15 - 9:30 a.m. - Program

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Salon AB, Hall of Ambassadors 50 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables

‘Mexico: Economic and Business Outlook’

Tuesday, April 1, 2008—Public Event Dr. Rogelio Ramírez de la O President, Ecanal, Mexico D.F.
Joydeep Mukherji Director, Sovereign Ratings Group, Standard and Poor’s, New York
Creating New Rules of the Game in Mexico - An article written by Joydeep Mukherji
Juan Pedro Treviño Chief Economist, HSBC Mexico, Mexico, D.F. The Mexican Economy in 2008 - Presentation by Juan Pedro Treviño
8:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Venetian Room 50 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables ‘Mexico’ Task Force, Session I

Monday, March 31, 2008—Private Event (by invitation only) Dr. Rogelio Ramírez de la O President, Ecanal, Mexico D.F.
Joydeep Mukherji Director, Sovereign Ratings Group, Standard and Poor’s, New York
Juan Pedro Treviño Chief Economist, HSBC Mexico, Mexico, D.F. 4:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Venetian Room 50 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables

‘Energy Cooperation and Security in the Hemisphere’

Thursday, March 27, 2008—Public Event Michelle Billig Director, Political Risk, PIRA Energy Group, New York
George Philippidis Associate Director, Applied Research Center, FIU; Co-Director, Energy Business Forum, Florida International University
Jorge Piñón Senior Research Associate-Energy, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami 8:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Granada Room 50 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables ‘Energy Cooperation and Security in the Hemisphere’ Task Force Session I

Wednesday, March 26, 2008—Private Event (by invitation only) Michelle Billig Director, Political Risk, PIRA Energy Group, New York
George Philippidis Associate Director, Applied Research Center, FIU; Co-Director, Energy Business Forum, Florida International University
Jorge Piñón Senior Research Associate-Energy, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami 4:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Venetian Room 50 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables

The Anti-Defamation League a member of the Iran Task Force presents ‘The Influence of Iran in Latin America:
The Venezuelan and Cuban Connection’

Monday, March 17, 2008 —Public Event Carlos Alberto Montaner Renowned Journalist, and frequent contributor to El Nuevo Herald Dr. Patrick Clawson Deputy Director for research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and author of Eternal Iron: Continuity and Chaos Dr. Jose Azel Senior Research Associate, Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, University of Miami Dr. Jaime Suchlicki Professor and Director, Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, University of Miami 7:00-7:30 p.m. - Registration 7:30-9:30 p.m. - Program

Bill Cosford Cinema University of Miami Memorial Building, 2nd Floor Coral Gables, Fl 33146

Energy Cooperation in the Western Hemisphere: Benefits and Impediments

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 —Public Event Dr. Sidney Weintraub, William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Wahsington, D.C.
5:00-5:30 p.m. - Registration and Refreshments 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Presentation and Discussion

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Cadiz Room 50 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables

Visiting Fellow Santiago Montenegro - Visit I

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 —Public Event Dr. Santiago Montenegro ,President, ASOFONDOS, Bogotá, Colombia; Professor, Department of Economics, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia; Former Managing Director, Colombian National Department of Planning (2002 to 2006); Former President of the National Association of Financial Institutions, Bogotá, Colombia Dr. Joseph Ganitsky Research Professor, Department of Management, School of Business, University of Miami Phillip McLean Senior Associate in Residence, Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, D.C. 8:00-8:15 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:15-9:45 a.m. - Presentations and Discussion

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Venetian West Room 50 Alhambra Plaza

A U.S. Perspective on Spain’s Policy towards Latin America

Friday, February 29, 2008 —Public Event Hugo Llorens,Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, Madrid, Spain

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

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Salon AB 50 Alhambra Plaza

BRAZIL: Political, Economic and Foreign Policy Update

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 —Public Event Luiz Felipe Lampreia , Former Brazilian Minister of Foreign Affairs (1995-2001); President, Lampreia Consultores Internacionais Ltda., Rio de Janeiro; Chairman, Council on International Affairs of the Federation of Industries of Rio de Janeiro 8:00-8:15 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:15-9:30 a.m. - Presentation and Discussion

Biltmore Hotel Prado Room 1220 Anastasia Avenue

Saving the Americas: The Dangerous Decline of Latin America and What the U.S. Must Do

Thursday, February 7, 2008 —Public Event Andrés Oppenheimer, Latin American Editor and Columnist, The Miami Herald

5:00-5:30 p.m. - Registration and Refreshments 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Presentation and Discussion 6:30-7:00 p.m. - Wine Reception and Book Signing

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

Friday, February 1, 2008 —Private Event (by invitation only) Ambassador John Danilovich, Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation(MCC), Washington, D.C.; Former U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica and Brazil 12:00-1:45 p.m. - Luncheon

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Venetian West Room 50 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables

The Road Ahead: An Examination Of Argentina’s Economic And Political Future
Thursday, January 31, 2008—Private Event
The Westin Colonnade
Coral Gables, Florida
8: 30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.—Program Cosponsored with LatinFinance.
The conference will provide analysis and insight into Argentina, Latin America’s third largest economy. Some of the key questions to be answered and discussed are:

* Is Argentina safe for investors?
* Will Argentina press forward with its negotiations with the Paris Club to restructure Argentina’s debt with the aim of paying in full? Will the holdouts follow?
* Will the United States strengthen creditor rights or will current debtor-friendly trends continue?
* The reality behind Argentina’s problem with rising inflation
* How Argentina can deal with looming energy shortages
* How does Argentina’s historic 2001 default impact US-Argentine relations?

Confirmed speakers include:

Brian O’Neill Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere, U.S. Treasury*
Hans Humes CEO, Greylock Capital
Hugo Alconada U.S. Correspondent, La Nación
Dr. Martin Krause Professor of Economics, ESEADE Graduate School - Buenos Aires
Robert Raben Executive Director, ATFA (American Task Force Argentina)
Dr. Claudio Loser Senior Fellow, Inter-American Dialogue
Susan Kaufman Purcell Director, University of Miami’s Center on Hemispheric Policy
Tuesday, January 29, 2008—Public Event Senator Soledad Alvear Republic of Chile In collaboration with
The Chile U.S. Chamber of Commerce and
The Miami Council for International Visitors 8:00 - 8:15 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15 - 9:45 a.m. - Program The Biltmore Hotel
Country Club Ballroom
1200 Anastasia Avenue
‘Update on Colombia and Venezuela’

Friday, January 25, 2008—Private Event (by invitation only) Dr. Antonio Herrera-Vaillant Director, Enterprise Florida, Andean Region 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.—Program

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Cadiz Room 50 Alhambra Plazaa

AACCLA’s Annual ‘Outlook on the Americas’ Luncheon

Thursday, January 24, 2008—Public Event 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.—Registration 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.—Keynote Luncheon

The Biltmore Hotel 1200 Anastasia Avenue Coral Gables, Florida For more information about the AACCLA conference, registration and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Maria Medrano at 202.463.5384 or mmedrano@aaccla.org.

Update on Colombia: ‘Back from the Brink’ - Evaluating Progress in Colombia, 1999-2007. A report of the Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies