Friday, December 4, 2009 - Public Event

‘Challenges to Security in the Hemisphere’

Edward Friedman Professor, Political Science and East Asian Studies,University of Wisconsin, Madison
Margaret Daly Hayes Principal, Evidence Based Research, Inc.; Professor, Latin American Security Issues, Georgetown University
Francisco E. Thoumi Tinker Visiting Professor, Latin American Studies,University of Texas, Austin

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

Thursday, December 3, 2009 - Private Event (by invitation only)

Security Task Force Session III
‘Challenges to Security in the Hemisphere’

Edward Friedman Professor, Political Science and East Asian Studies,University of Wisconsin, Madison
Margaret Daly Hayes Principal, Evidence Based Research, Inc.; Professor, Latin American Security Issues, Georgetown University
Francisco E. Thoumi Tinker Visiting Professor, Latin American Studies,University of Texas, Austin

4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Granada Room
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

‘Monterrey Program’ To register click here

Change and Growth in Mexico: Shaping a New Agenda

  • Mexico-U.S. Relations under the Obama Administration
  • The Future of Mexico’s Oil Industry
  • The Global Economic Outlook and Its Impact on Mexico

Alberto BernalHead of EM Macroeconomic Strategy, Bulltick Capital Markets, Miami, Florida
George GraysonProfessor, The College of William & Mary, Williambsburg, Virginia
Ambassador Roberta Lajous El Colegio de México; Former Mexican Ambassador to Bolivia, Cuba and Austria.
Jorge Piñón Energy Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Former President, Amoco Oil Latin America
Susan Kaufman Purcell Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Club Industrial
Ave. Parteaguas 698
Col. Loma Larga, Garza Garcia, NL

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

‘Mexico City Conference’ To register click here

Change and Growth in Mexico: Shaping a New Agenda

  • The Global Economic Outlook and Its Impact on Mexico
  • The Future of Mexico’s Oil Industry
  • Mexico-U.S. Relations under the Obama Administration

Featured Speaker
John Feeley, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the United States to Mexico, Mexico, D.F.

Conference Speakers
Jed BaileyManaging Director, Asia and Latin America Energy Groups, Cambridge Energy
Alberto BernalHead of EM Macroeconomic Strategy, Bulltick Capital Markets, Miami, Florida
Luis de la Calle General Director, De la Calle, Madrazo, Mancera, S.C., Mexico, D.F.
Gabriel CasillasChief Mexico Economist, JPMorgan & Chase, Mexico, D.F.
George Grayson Professor, The College of William & Mary, Williambsburg, Virginia
Ambassador Roberta Lajous El Colegio de México; Former Mexican Ambassador to Bolivia, Cuba and Austria.
Jorge PiñónEnergy Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Former President, Amoco Oil Latin America
Susan Kaufman Purcell Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Luis RubioPresident, Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo A.C. (CIDAC), Mexico, D.F.
David Shields Editor, Energía; A Debate, Mexico, D.F.

8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
JW Marriot
Andres Bello No. 29 - 1er. piso
Col. Polanco
Mexico City, Mexico

Friday, November 6, 2009 - Public Event

‘Hemispheric Security Threats and Challenges’

Norman Bailey,  Consulting Economist, Senior Fellow, Potomac Foundation; Professor, Institute of World Politics, Washington D.C.
Stephen J. Blank,  Research Professor of national Security Affairs, Strategic Studies Institute, United States Army War College, Pennsylvania
Jaime Suchlicki,  Director, Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, University of Miami

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

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - Private Event (by invitation only)
Security Task Force Session II
‘Hemispheric Security Threats and Challenges’

Norman Bailey  Consulting Economist, Senior Fellow, Potomac Foundation; Professor, Institute of World Politics, Washington D.C.
Stephen J. Blank  Research Professor of national Security Affairs, Strategic Studies Institute, United States Army War College, Pennsylvania
Jaime Suchlicki  Director, Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, University of Miami

5:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Granada Room
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - Public Event
Book Program - Global Warming and the World Trading System

Gary C. Hufbauer Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C.

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Venetian Room
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables
**Books Available for Sale Before and After the Program**

Friday, October 9, 2009 - Public Event

Brazil Task Force Session III
‘The New Brazil’

Albert Fishlow Professor Emeritus of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York
H.E. Antonio Patriota Ambassador of Brazil to the United States
Amaury de Souza Senior Partner, MCM Associated Consultants, Rio de Janiero, Brazil

8:00 - 10:00am
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Venetian Room
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Thursday, October 8, 2009 - Private Event (by invitation only)
Brazil Task Force Session III
‘The New Brazil’

Albert Fishlow Professor Emeritus of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York
H.E. Antonio Patriota Ambassador of Brazil to the United States
Amaury de Souza Senior Partner, MCM Associated Consultants, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Friday, October 2, 2009 - Public Event

Security Task Force Session I
‘Challenges to Security in the Hemisphere’

Thomaz Costa Professor of National Security Affairs at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at the National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
Angel Rabasa Senior Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation, Arlington, Virginia
Joseph Tulchin Senior Scholar at The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.

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

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - Private Event (by invitation only)

Security Task Force Session I
‘Challenges to Security in the Hemisphere’

Thomaz Costa Professor of National Security Affairs at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at the National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
Angel Rabasa Senior Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation, Arlington, Virginia
Joseph Tulchin Senior Scholar at The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.

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

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - Public Event
Women in the Americas: Making a Difference

8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables
Panels:

WOMEN: A FORCE FOR POLITICAL CHANGE?
WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS, INNOVATION AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
WOMEN AND THE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

Speakers and Moderators:

María Eugenia Brizuela de Avila Corporate Sustainability Regional Head, HSBC Latin America; Former Minister of Foreign Relations, El Salvador
Epsy Campbell Executive Director, Centro de Mujeres Afrocostarricenses; Past President, Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC), Costa Rica
Sue M. Cobb Former Ambassador of the United States to Jamaica; Former Secretary of State of Florida
Daniela de Fiori Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Wal-Mart Brazil
Jane Jaquette Professor of Politics, Diplomacy and World Affairs, Occidental College, California
María Pacheco Founder, KIEJ de los Bosques, Guatemala
Jacqueline Pitanguy Founder and Director, CEPIA - Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informaçao e Açao, Brazil; President of the Board, Brazil Fund for Human Rights
Elena Viyella de Paliza President, Monte Rio Power Corp., and Past President of Consejo Nacional de la Empresa Privada (CONEP) Inc., Dominican Republic; Director, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc., Canada
Silvia Pimentel, Vice-President, CEDAW - UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women; Professor of Law, Pontíficia Universidade Católica de São Paulo; Founder, CLADEM - Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women’s Rights
Karen Poniachik Special Envoy of Chile to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; Former Minister of Mining and Energy, Chile
Danielle Saint-Lot  Partner and CEO, Caribbean Business Consulting (CBC); Co-founder and President, Femmes en Democratie;  Former Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Haiti
Sally Shelton-Colby Diplomat-in-Residence, School of International Service, American University; Former Ambassador of the United States to Grenada, Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Nations; Former Deputy Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Anel Townsend President, Center for Inter-American Governance; Former Congresswoman and Minister of Gender and Social Development Affairs, Peru
Carmen Velasco Co-Founder and Executive Director, Pro Mujer, Bolivia

Conference Report

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - Private Event (By Invitation Only)
Women in the Americas: Making a Difference

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

Speakers and Moderators:

María Eugenia Brizuela de Avila Corporate Sustainability Regional Head, HSBC Latin America; Former Minister of Foreign Relations, El Salvador
Epsy Campbell Executive Director, Centro de Mujeres Afrocostarricenses; Past President, Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC), Costa Rica
Sue M. Cobb Former Ambassador of the United States to Jamaica; Former Secretary of State of Florida
Daniela de Fiori Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Wal-Mart Brazil
Jane Jaquette Professor of Politics, Diplomacy and World Affairs, Occidental College, California
María Pacheco Founder, KIEJ de los Bosques, Guatemala
Jacqueline Pitanguy Founder and Director, CEPIA - Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informaçao e Açao, Brazil; President of the Board, Brazil Fund for Human Rights
Elena Viyella de Paliza President, Monte Rio Power Corp., and Past President of Consejo Nacional de la Empresa Privada (CONEP) Inc., Dominican Republic; Director, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc., Canada
Silvia Pimentel, Vice-President, CEDAW - UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women; Professor of Law, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Sóo Paulo; Founder, CLADEM - Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women’s Rights
Karen Poniachik Special Envoy of Chile to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; Former Minister of Mining and Energy, Chile
Donna E. Shalala President, University of Miami; Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
Sally Shelton-Colby Diplomat-in-Residence, School of International Service, American University; Former Ambassador of the United States to Grenada, Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Nations; Former Deputy Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Anel Townsend President, Center for Inter-American Governance; Former Congresswoman and Minister of Gender and Social Development Affairs, Peru
Carmen Velasco Co-Founder and Executive Director, Pro Mujer, Bolivia

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - Public Event
Co-sponsor: Freedom House
‘Undermining Democracy: 21st Century Authoritarians’
A June 2009 report by Freedom House, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Radio Free Asia on China, Russia, Iran, Venezuela and Pakistan

Click here for more information- Undermining Democracy: 21st Century Authoritarians

Javier Corrales Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Amherst College, Massachusetts
Daniel Kimmage Homeland Security Policy Institute, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Christopher Walker Director of Studies, Freedom House, New York

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

Monday, September 21, 2009 - Private Event (by invitation only)
Co-sponsor: Freedom House

‘Undermining Democracy: 21st Century Authoritarians’
A June 2009 report by Freedom House, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Radio Free Asia on China, Russia, Iran, Venezuela and Pakistan

Javier Corrales Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Amherst College, Massachusetts
Daniel Kimmage Homeland Security Policy Institute, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Christopher Walker Director of Studies, Freedom House, New York

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

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - Private Event (by invitation only)
Co-sponsor: Gateway Florida, Inc.
‘Pathways to Prosperity and the Trade Agenda for the Americas’
A Roundtable Discussion with Matthew M. Rooney, Director, Economic Policy and Summit Coordination Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State

12:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Venetian Room
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - Public Event
Mexico’s Security Challenges and the Impact on its Economy

Bruce Bagley Chair and Professor, Department of International Studies, University of Miami
Andrés Otero Managing Director and Miami Office Head, Kroll, Miami, FL
Ana María Salazar Director, Grupo Salazar, Mexico City, D.F.; Former United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Drug Enforcement Policy, Washington, D.C.

8:00 - 9:45 a.m.
JW Mariott Hotel
Salon E
1109 Brickell Avenue, Miami

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 - Private Event (by invitation only)
Mexico’s Security Challenges and the Impact on its Economy

Bruce Bagley Chair and Professor, Department of International Studies, University of Miami
Andrés Otero Managing Director and Miami Office Head, Kroll, Miami, FL
Ana María Salazar Director, Grupo Salazar, Mexico City, D.F.; Former United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Drug Enforcement Policy, Washington, D.C.

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
JW Mariott Hotel
Salon E
1109 Brickell Avenue, Miami

Wednesday, July 1, 2009
A Conversation with María Corina Machado

María Corina Machado President, Súmate, Caracas, Venezuela

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Venetian Room
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Brazil-U.S. Forum - São Paulo

8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Fecomercio
Rua Dr. Plánio Barreto 285
Bela Vista, São Paulo

Cosponsor:
Fecomercio (Federacão do Comércio do Estado de São Paulo)

Panels:

FOREIGN POLICY: IS BRAZIL BETTER OFF IN THE BIG PICTURE?

TRADE: FREE, FAIR OR WHAT?

CLIMATE CHANGE: NEW U.S. LEADERSHIP?


Speakers and Moderators:

Marcelo Carvalho, Executive Director of Research, Morgan Stanley, São Paulo
Jos&eacute Goldemberg, President, Council of Environmental Studies, Fecomercio, São Paulo
Gary Hufbauer, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C.
Luiz Felipe Lampreia, President, Lampreia Consultores Internacionais Ltda., Rio de Janiero
Mário Marconini, President, Council of International Relations, Fecomercio, São Paulo
Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Riordan Roett, Professor, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C. 
Hon. Clifford Sobel, Ambassador of the United States to Brazil  
Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C. 
John Welch, Chief Global Economist, Banco Itaú, São Paulo  

Thursday, May 14, 2009 - Public Event

Brazil Task Force Session II
‘The New Brazil’

Maria Hermínia Tavares de Almeida Deputy Director, Institute of International Relations, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Ricardo Sennes Professor, International Relations, Pontífica Universidade Católica de São Paulo; Partner, Prospectiva Consultoria, São Paulo, Brazil
Paulo Sotero Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.

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

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - Private Event (by invitation only)
Brazil Task Force Session II
‘The New Brazil’

Maria Hermínia Tavares de Almeida Deputy Director, Institute of International Relations, University of S?Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Ricardo Sennes Professor, International Relations, Pontíficia Universidade Católica de São Paulo; Partner, Prospectiva Consultoria, São Paulo, Brazil
Paulo Sotero Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.

4:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Venetian Room
50 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - Public Event

Fourth Annual Latin America Conference

Jed Bailey Managing Director, Asia and Latin America Energy Groups, Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA)
Amb. Luiz de Araujo Castro Consul General, Consulate General of Brazil, Miami; Former Ambassador of Brazil to Mexico, Peru and Uruguay
Enrique García Executive President, Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF)
Javier González Fraga Former President, Central Bank of Argentina
Kenneth Green Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C.
H.E. José; Miguel Insulza Secretary General, Organization of American States
Stephen Johnson Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense
Theresa Paiz-Fredel Senior Director, Fitch Ratings, New York
George Philippidis Associate Director, Applied Research Center, and Co-Director, Energy Business Forum, Florida International University
Alvaro Ríos Roca Director, Gas Energy Latin America; Former Executive Secretary, Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE); Former Minister of Hydrocarbons, Bolivia
David Rothkopf Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; President and CEO, Garten Rothkopf, Washington, D.C.
Oscar Sánchez Senior Economist, Latin America, Scotiabank, Toronto
Thomas A. Shannon Jr. Assistant Secretary, Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Antonio Villamil Dean, School of Business, St. Thomas University of Florida; Principal Advisor,The Washington Economics Group, Miami
Ignacio Walker Researcher, Corporación de Estudios para América Latina (CIEPLAN), Santiago, Chile; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chile

Corporate Sponsor: Fuerst Humphrey Ittleman

 

The Center for Hemispheric Policy offers a range of corporate sponsorship opportunities for its “Fourth Annual Latin America Conference.”  For information on sponsorship, please email susan.davis@miami.edu or call (305) 284-9846.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - Private Event (by invitation only)

Fourth Annual Latin America Conference

Jed Bailey Managing Director, Asia and Latin America Energy Groups, Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA)
Amb. Luiz de Araujo Castro Consul General, Consulate General of Brazil, Miami; Former Ambassador of Brazil to Mexico, Peru and Uruguay
Enrique García Executive President, Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF)
Javier González Fraga Former President, Central Bank of Argentina
Kenneth Green Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C.
H.E. José Miguel Insulza Secretary General, Organization of American States
Stephen Johnson Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense
Theresa Paiz-Fredel Senior Director, Fitch Ratings, New York
George Philippidis Associate Director, Applied Research Center, and Co-Director, Energy Business Forum, Florida International University
Alvaro Ríos Roca Director, Gas Energy Latin America; Former Executive Secretary, Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE); Former Minister of Hydrocarbons, Bolivia
David Rothkopf Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; President and CEO, Garten Rothkopf, Washington, D.C.
Oscar Sánchez Senior Economist, Latin America, Scotiabank, Toronto
Thomas A. Shannon Jr. Assistant Secretary, Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Antonio Villamil Dean, School of Business, St. Thomas University of Florida; Principal Advisor,The Washington Economics Group, Miami
Ignacio Walker Researcher, Corporación de Estudios para América Latina (CIEPLAN), Santiago, Chile; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chile

Thursday, April 2, 2009 - Public Program

‘Venezuela: Building a Political Alternative’

Leopoldo López National Coordinator, Redes Populares, Caracas, Venzezuela; Former Mayor of the Municipality of Chacao, Caracas, Venezuela

‘Venezuela: Building a Political Alternative’ - Leopoldo López

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Salon AB
50 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - Public Event

‘Ambassadors’ Dialogue’

H.E. Glenda Morean Phillip Ambassador for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the United States

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Room TBC
50 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables

Friday, March 27, 2009 - Public Luncheon

‘Ambassadors Dialogue’
H.E. Antonio Patriota, Ambassador of Brazil to the United States

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel Miami
Venetian Room
1435 Brickell Avenue

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - Public Event

Peru: Political and Economic Outlook

Eduardo Gamarra Professor, Department of Politics and International Relations, Florida International University; Partner, Newlink Research, Miami
Kathryn G. Rooney Senior Emerging Markets Macroeconomic Strategist, Bulltick Capital Markets, Miami
Anel Townsend Advisory Council Member, Latin American Parliament, Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

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

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - Private Event (by invitation only)

Peru: Political and Economic Outlook

Eduardo Gamarra Professor, Department of Politics and International Relations, Florida International University; Partner, Newlink Research, Miami
Kathryn G. Rooney Senior Emerging Markets Macroeconomic Strategist, Bulltick Capital Markets, Miami
Anel Townsend Advisory Council Member, Latin American Parliament, Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

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

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - Public Luncheon

Visiting Fellow Program
Anel Townsend Advisory Council Member, Latin American Parliament, Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

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

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

Friday, March 20, 2009 - Public Event

Brazil’s Economy and The Global Economic Downturn

Edmilson dos Santos Associate Professor, Graduate Energy Program, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Paulo Leme Managing Director, Emerging Markets Economic Research, Goldman Sachs
Joel VelascoChief Representative for North America,Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA)

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

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - Private Event (by invitation only)

Brazil Task Force, Session I

Edmilson dos Santos Associate Professor, Graduate Energy Program, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Paulo Leme Managing Director, Emerging Markets Economic Research, Goldman Sachs
Joel VelascoChief Representative for North America,Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA)

4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Room TBC
50 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables

Friday, March 13, 2009 - Public Event

‘Development Challenges in the Hemisphere’

Amaury de Souza Senior Partner, MCM Associated Consultants, Rio de Janeiro
Charles Ford Former United States Ambassador to Honduras

The Challenge of Placing Development Within A Holistic Policy Framework

Marcelo Giugale Director, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, The World Bank, Washington, D.C.

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

Thursday, March 12, 2009 - Private dinner (by invitation only)

‘Development Challenges in the Hemisphere’ Task force, Session III

Amaury de Souza Senior Partner, MCM Associated Consultants, Rio de Janeiro
Charles Ford Former United States Ambassador to Honduras

The Challenge of Placing Development Within A Holistic Policy Framework

Marcelo Giugale Director, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, The World Bank, Washington, D.C.

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

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - Public Event

Post-Referendum Venezuela: Political and Economic Scenarios

Javier Corrales Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Amherst College, Massachusetts
Dr. Michael Penfold Director, Center for Management Development, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), Caracas
Dr. Aníbal Romero Professor, Department of Political Science, Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy
Mr. Michael Shifter Vice President, The Inter-American Dialogue, Washington D.C.

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Hall of Ambassadors
50 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - Private dinner (by invitation only)

Post-Referendum Venezuela: Political and Economic Scenarios

Javier Corrales Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Amherst College, Massachusetts
Dr. Michael Penfold Director, Center for Management Development, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), Caracas
Dr. Aníbal Romero Professor, Department of Political Science, Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy
Mr. Michael Shifter Vice President, The Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, D.C.

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

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - Public Event

‘Coping with bad news: Argentina’s economic outlook and policy response in a new scenario’

Dr. Daniel Artana, Chief Economist
Dr. Juan Luis Bour, Chief Economist
Dr. Fernando Navajas, Executive Director and Chief Economist Latin American Economic Research Foundation (FIEL), Buenos Aires

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

Monday, February 9, 2009 - Private Event (by invitation only)

‘Coping with bad news: Argentina’s economic outlook and policy response in a new scenario’

Dr. Daniel Artana, Chief Economist
Dr. Juan Luis Bour, Chief Economist
Dr. Fernando Navajas, Executive Director and Chief Economist Latin American Economic Research Foundation (FIEL), Buenos Aires

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

Friday, February 6, 2009 - Public Event

‘Development Challenges in the Hemisphere’

Dr. Merike Blofield, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Miami
Dr. Richard Feinberg, Professor School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego
Dr. Jeffrey Puryear, Vice President for Social Policy, Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, D.C.

Education and Development in LAC
Liliana Rojas-Suarez, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development, Washington D.C.

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

Thursday, February 5, 2009 - Private Event(by invitation only)

‘H.E. Cid Ferreira Gomes’ Governor of the State of Ceará Brazil

12:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel
Grand Ballroom West
1435 Brickell Avenue, Miami

Thursday, February 5, 2009 - Private dinner (by invitation only)

‘Development Challenges in the Hemisphere’ Task force, Session II

Dr. Merike Blofield, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Miami
Dr. Richard Feinberg, Professor School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego
Dr. Jeffrey Puryear, Vice President for Social Policy, Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, D.C.
Liliana Rojas-Suarez, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development, Washington D.C.

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

Friday, January 30, 2009 - Public Event

‘A New Era in U.S.-Mexico Relations under the Obama Administration’

Sigrid Arzt, Technical Secretary, National Security Council, Office of the President of Mexico
Chappell Lawson, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jesús Silva-Herzog Márquez, Professor, School of Law, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico, D.F.; Columnist, Reforma

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

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - Private Event (by invitation only)

‘Mexico Under Calderón’ Task Force, Session IV

‘Mexico’s Foreign Policy and U.S.-Mexico Relations’

Sigrid Arzt, Technical Secretary, National Security Council, Office of the President of Mexico
Lázaro Cárdenas Batel, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington, D.C.; Former Governor of Michoacán Mexico
Chappell Lawson, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jesús Silva-Herzog Márquez, Professor, School of Law, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico, D.F.; Columnist, Reforma

4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Venetian Room
50 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

AACCLA ‘Outlook on the Americas’ Annual Luncheon Program

Mickey Peters, Chairman AACCLA
Juan Jose Daboub, Managing Director, The World Bank
Ambassador Craig Kelly, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
Panel Discussion
Walter Bastian, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere, U.S. Department of Commerce
Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Shanker Singham, Partner, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

11:30 a.m.  - 2:30 p.m.

The Biltmore Hotel
1220 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables