Friday, December 10, 2010—(by-invitation-only)

The Changing Economic and Political Landscape in Latin America: Outlook for 2011

Opening Remarks:
Patrick Barron First Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Panelists:
Paulo Leme Managing Director, Emerging Markets Economic Research, the Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Miami, Florida
Claudio Loser President, Centennial Group, Washington, D.C.
Susan Kaufman Purcell Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Liliana Rojas-Suarez Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development, Washington, D.C.

Moderator:
Michael Chriszt Assistant Vice President, Americas Center of the Federal Reserve Bank, Atlanta, Georgia

8:30 - 11:00 am
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta-Miami Branch
9100 NW 36th St, Doral
Event Free of Charge

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010—Public Event
Mexico Conference

- Outlook for the Mexican Economy in the Global Context
- Prospects for Political and Institutional Reform in Mexico
- Calderón Administration’s Anti-Drug Campaign
- The State of Mexico-U.S. Relations
- The Future of NAFTA

Featured Speaker:
Javier Treviño Lieutenant Governor, State of Nuevo León, Mexico

Confirmed Speakers:
Earnest “Chip” Brown Chief Economist and Head of Economic Research for Latin America, Santander Investment Securities, Inc., New York
Jonathan Heath Research Fellow, INEGI, Mexico, D.F.
Roberta Lajous El Colegio de México, Mexico, D.F.
Robert Leiken Director, Immigration and National Security Program, The Nixon Center, Washington, D.C.
Luis Rubio Chairman, Centro de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo (CIDAC), Mexico, D.F.
Jesús Silva-Hérzog Professor, Law School, ITAM, Mexico, D.F.
Antonio Sola Director Partner, Ostos & Sola, Madrid
Pamela Starr Director, U.S.-Mexico Network and Associate Professor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Manuel Suárez Mier Economist-in-Residence, School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C.
Sidney Weintraub William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, D.C.

8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010—Private Event (by invitation only)
Mexico Conference

Speakers:
Earnest “Chip” Brown Chief Economist and Head of Economic Research for Latin America, Santander Investment Securities, Inc., New York
Jonathan Heath Research Fellow, INEGI, Mexico, D.F.
Roberta Lajous El Colegio de México, Mexico, D.F.
Robert Leiken Director, Immigration and National Security Program, The Nixon Center, Washington, D.C.
Luis Rubio Chairman, Centro de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo (CIDAC), Mexico, D.F.
Jesús Silva-Hérzog Márquez Professor, Law School, ITAM, Mexico, D.F.
Antonio Sola Director Partner, Ostos & Sola, Madrid
Pamela Starr Director, U.S.-Mexico Network and Associate Professor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Manuel Suárez Mier Economist-in-Residence, School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C.
Javier Treviño Lieutenant Governor, State of Nuevo León, Mexico
Sidney Weintraub William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, D.C.

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

Tuesday, November 30, 2010—Public Event
Mexico Forum

- Political and Economic Outlook of Mexico in the Context of the Regional and Global Economic Situation
- North American Energy Cooperation
- Canadian and U.S. Relations with Mexico
- The NAFTA Relationship Beyond Trade

Featured Speakers:
Ambassador Guillermo Rishchynski Ambassador of Canada to Mexico
Ambassador Julian Ventura Undersecretary for North America, Foreign Ministry, Mexico

Confirmed Speakers:
Gabriel Casillas Chief Economist, JP Morgan Chase & Co.; Mexico City
Jonathan Hausman Vice-Chair, Canadian Council for the Americas; Vice-President, Alternative Investments and Emerging Markets Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Susan Kaufman Purcell Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Roberto Salinas León President and CEO, Mexico Business Forum; Professor, Department of Economics, Instituto Tecnológico de México (ITAM); Columnist, The Economist; Mexico City
Jeffrey J. Schott Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Washington, D.C.

Moderator:
George Haynal Vice-President, Government Affairs, Bombardier Inc.

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
University Club of Toronto
380 University Avenue
Toronto,Canada

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Monday, November 29, 2010—Private Event (by invitation only)
Mexico Forum

Featured Speakers:
Ambassador Guillermo Rishchynski Ambassador of Canada to Mexico
Ambassador Julian Ventura Undersecretary for North America, Foreign Ministry, Mexico

Confirmed Speakers:
Gabriel Casillas Chief Economist, JP Morgan Chase & Co.; Mexico City
Jonathan Hausman Vice-Chair, Canadian Council for the Americas; Vice-President, Alternative Investments and Emerging Markets Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Susan Kaufman Purcell Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Roberto Salinas León President and CEO, Mexico Business Forum; Professor, Department of Economics, Instituto Tecnológico de México (ITAM); Columnist, The Economist; Mexico City
Jeffrey J. Schott Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Washington, D.C.

7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
University Club of Toronto
380 University Avenue
Toronto,Canada

The Center for Hemispheric Policy and the Center for Latin American Studies Present: KAREN PONIACHIK

Chile: Successes and Challenges of the Piñera Administration and U.S.-Chile Relations

A student buffet luncheon consisting of a short lecture, followed by a question and answer session between students and the speaker.

This event is an opportunity to engage in dialogue with an expert on any topic involving economics, business, trade, national politics or geopolitics with regards to Chile and Latin America in general.

Karen Poniachik is currently a visiting fellow at the Center for Hemispheric Policy. She was Chile’s minister of mining in the Bachelet government and was in charge of Chile’s accession process to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

This event is open to students and faculty.

RSVP REQUIRED:
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(305) 284-1854

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 — Public Event
U.S. Elections: Reshaping Latin America Policy?

Panelists:
Federico Estévez Professor, Department of Political Science, ITAM, México, D.F.
Karen Poniachik Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Former Minister of Mining, Republic of Chile
Susan Kaufman Purcell Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Joseph Tulchin Visiting Fellow, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Moderator:
Ray Ruga Principal, CVOX Group, LLC, Coral Gables, Florida

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

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 — Private Event (by invitation only)
U.S. Elections: Reshaping Latin America Policy?

Speakers:
Federico Estévez Professor, Department of Political Science, ITAM, México, D.F.
Karen Poniachik Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Former Minister of Mining, Republic of Chile
Susan Kaufman Purcell Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Joseph Tulchin Visiting Fellow, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Moderator:
Ray Ruga Principal, CVOX Group, LLC, Coral Gables, Florida

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

Thursday, October 28, 2010 — Public Event
Energy in the Americas — The Future of State Oil Companies

Panelists:
Alberto Cisneros-Lavaller CEO/President of Global Business Consultants, Caracas, Venezuela
Paul Isbell Director, Energy and Climate Change Program, Elcano Royal Institute for International and Strategic Studies, Madrid Spain; Visiting Senior Fellow, Energy and Climate Change, Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, D.C.
Georges D. Landau President, Prismax Consultoria, São Paulo, Brazil; Editor of Brazil Focus
Francisco Monaldi Director, Centro Internacional de Energia y Ambiente, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), Caracas, Venezuela
David Shields Energy Analyst and Editor, Energía a Debate, Mexico City, Mexico

Presentations:
Georges D. Landau - The Brazilian Energy Sector: An Overview
Francisco Monaldi - The Political Economy of National Oil Companies in Latin America

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

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 — Private Event (by invitation only)
Energy in the Americas — The Future of State Oil Companies

Speakers:
Alberto Cisneros-Lavaller CEO/President of Global Business Consultants, Caracas, Venezuela
Paul Isbell Director, Energy and Climate Change Program, Elcano Royal Institute for International and Strategic Studies, Madrid Spain; Visiting Senior Fellow, Energy and Climate Change, Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, D.C.
Georges D. Landau President, Prismax Consultoria, São Paulo, Brazil; Editor of Brazil Focus
Francisco Monaldi Director, Centro Internacional de Energia y Ambiente, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), Caracas, Venezuela
David Shields Energy Analyst and Editor, Energía a Debate, Mexico City, Mexico

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

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 — Private Event (by invitation only)
Colombia-United States Forum

Confirmed Speakers:
Bruce Bagley Chair and Professor, Department of International Studies, University of Miami
Alberto Bernal Head of Macroeconomic Strategy Emerging Markets Research, Bulltick Capital Markets, LLC, Miami, Florida
Sandra Borda Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá
Carlos Caballero Director, Escuela de Gobierno Alberto Lleras Camargo, Universidad de Los Andes
Santiago Montenegro President, Asofondos, Bogotá, Colombia
John Murphy Vice President, International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.
Susan Kaufman Purcell Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Edward Schumacher-Matos Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Roberto Steiner Executive Director, Fedesarrollo, Bogotá, Colombia
Roger Tissot Energy Consultant, British Columbia, Canada

7:30-10:00 p.m.
Hotel JW Marriott Bogotá
Ceiba Room
Bogotá, Colombia

Thursday, October 21, 2010 — Public Event
Colombia-United States Forum

- Outlook for the Colombian Economy in the Global Context
- Prospects for the Colombia-U.S. Free Trade Agreement
- Colombia-U.S. Relations under the Santos Administration
- Colombia’s Foreign Policy and Relations with its Neighbors

Keynote Speaker:
Amb.Gabriel Silva Ambassador of Colombia to the United States
José Darío Uribe Governor, Banco de la República de Colombia

Panelists:
Bruce Bagley Chair and Professor, Department of International Studies, University of Miami
Alberto Bernal Head of Macroeconomic Strategy Emerging Markets Research, Bulltick Capital Markets, LLC, Miami, Florida
Sandra Borda Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá
Carlos Caballero Director, Escuela de Gobierno Alberto Lleras Camargo, Universidad de Los Andes
Santiago Montenegro President, Asofondos, Bogotá, Colombia
John Murphy Vice President, International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.
Rodrigo Pardo Editorial Director, Semana Magazine, Bogotá; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia
Susan Kaufman Purcell Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Edward Schumacher-Matos Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Roger Tissot Energy Consultant, British Columbia, Canada

8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Hotel JW Marriott Bogotá
Real Ballroom
Bogotá, Colombia

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 — Private Event (by invitation only)
Venezuela: Post-Election Perspective

Confirmed Speakers:
Amb. Patrick Duddy Diplomat in Residence, Duke University, Durham, NC
Armando Durán Resident Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Orlando Ochoa Professor of Economics, Andrés Bello Catholic University, Caracas, Venezuela
Aníbal Romero Professor, Department of Political Science, Universidad de Simón Bolívar de Caracas, Venezuela

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

Friday, October 8, 2010 — Public Event
Venezuela: Post-Election Perspective

Confirmed Speakers:
Amb. Patrick Duddy Diplomat in Residence, Duke University, Durham, NC
Armando Durán Resident Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Orlando Ochoa Professor of Economics, Andrés Bello Catholic University, Caracas, Venezuela
Aníbal Romero Professor, Department of Political Science, Universidad de Simón Bolívar de Caracas, Venezuela

7:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Venetian Room
50 Alhambra Plaza

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Thursday, September 23, 2010 — Private Dinner (by invitation only)
Brazil: Election Outlook

Confirmed Speakers:
Paulo Vieira da Cunha Partner, Tandem Global Partners, New York
Luis Bitencourt Professor, Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
Riordan Roett Professor, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.
Thomas Trebat Executive Director, Institute of Latin American Studies, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York

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

Friday, September 24, 2010 — Public Event
Brazil: Election Outlook

Confirmed Speakers:
Paulo Vieira da Cunha Partner, Tandem Global Partners, New York
Luis Bitencourt Professor, Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
Riordan Roett Professor, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.
Thomas Trebat Executive Director, Institute of Latin American Studies, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York

7:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Salon B
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010 – Public Event
The Recovery of Emerging Markets: Political and Economic Perspectives

Keynote Speakers:
Walter Bastian Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere, ITA
Juan Andrés Fontaine Ministro de Economía, Fomento y Turismo

La Realidad Política y los Realineamientos de la Región
Susan Kaufman Purcell Directora, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Hernán Felipe Errázuriz Presidente, Consejo Chileno para las Relaciones Internacionales
Peter Hakim Presidente Emérito,Interamerican Dialogue, Washington, D.C.

Las Repercusiones Económicas y Comerciales Tras la Recuperación
Oscar Landerretche Economista, Profesor, Universidad de Chile; Consultor, Global Source Partners
Claudio Loser Presidente, Centennial Group Latin America, Washington, D.C.
John Murphy Vicepresidente de Asuntos Internacionales, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

8:30a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Grand Hyatt Hotel
Ballroom
Kennedy Avenue #4601
Las Condes Santiago

For information in Santiago, call AmCham Chile 2-290-9746, or email eventos@amchamchile.cl

Speaker Presentations:

Hernán Felipe Errázuriz Realidad política Latinoamericana
Oscar Landerretche Dos o tres comentarios sobre la macro post-telúrica chilena
Claudio M. Loser America Latina está siendo afectada por la nueva crisis y resiste ... aun
John Murphy U.S. Chamber of Commerce Economic and Trade Outlook

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Monday, June 14, 2010 – Private Event (by invitation only)
AmCham Chile and the Center for Hemispheric Policy celebrate
The Recovery of the Emerging Markets: Political and Economic Perspectives

Keynote Speakers:
Juan Andrés Fontaine Ministro de Economía, Fomento y Turismo
Walter Bastian Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere, Department of State

Confirmed Speakers:
Hernán Felipe Errázuriz Presidente, Consejo Chileno para las Relaciones Internacionales
Peter Hakim Presidente Emérito del Interamerican Dialogue en Washington, D.C.
Oscar Landerretche Economista, Profesor, Universidad de Chile; Consultor, Global Source Partners
Claudio Loser Presidente de Centennial Group Latin America en Washington, D.C.
John Murphy Vicepresidente de Asuntos Internacionales, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Susan Kaufman Purcell Directora, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

7:30p.m. – Reception
8:00p.m. – Dinner and Program
Grand Hyatt Santiago
Loa Salon
Kennedy Avenue #4601
Las Condes Santiago

For information in Santiago, call AmCham Chile 2-290-9746, or email eventos@amchamchile.cl

Thursday, June 10, 2010 – Public Event
Third Brazil-United States Forum

Confirmed Speakers:
Rubens Antonio Barbosa President, Rubens Barbosa & Associados
Emy Shayo Cherman Executive Director, Brazil Equity Strategy, JP Morgan
Albert Fishlow Professor Emeritus of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Marco Antonio Fujihara Manager, Brazil Sustainability Fund, BNDES, Rio de Janeiro
Jon E. Huenemann Principal Coordinator, Trade Policy, WTO & Market Access Group, Miller & Chevalier, Wash., D.C.
Mario Marconini President, Council for International Affairs, Fecomercio, Sao Paulo
HE. Henrique Meirelles Governor of the Central Bank of Brazil
George Philippidis Energy Director, Applied Research Center, Florida International University, Miami, Florida
Susan Purcell Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Stephan Schwartzman Director for Tropical Forest Policy, Environmental Defense Fund, Washington, D.C.
Hon. Thomas Shannon Ambassador of the United States to Brazil
Amaury de Souza Senior Partner, MCM Associated Consultants

8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Fecomercio
Rua Dr. Plínio Barreto, 285
São Paulo, Brazil

Complete agenda at www.fecomercio.com.br

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 – Private Dinner (by invitation only)
Third Brazil-United States Forum

Confirmed Speakers:
Rubens Antonio Barbosa President, Rubens Barbosa & Associados
Emy Shayo Cherman Executive Director, Brazil Equity Strategy, JP Morgan
Albert Fishlow Professor Emeritus of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Marco Antonio Fujihara Manager, Brazil Sustainability Fund, BNDES, Rio de Janeiro
Jon E. Huenemann Principal Coordinator, Trade Policy, WTO & Market Access Group, Miller & Chevalier, Wash., D.C.
Mario Marconini President, Council for International Affairs, Fecomercio, Sao Paulo
HE. Henrique Meirelles Governor of the Central Bank of Brazil
George Philippidis Energy Director, Applied Research Center, Florida International University, Miami, Florida
Susan Purcell Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Stephan Schwartzman Director for Tropical Forest Policy, Environmental Defense Fund, Washington, D.C.
Hon. Thomas Shannon Ambassador of the United States to Brazil
Amaury de Souza Senior Partner, MCM Associated Consultants

7:30-9:30 p.m.
Tivoli São Paulo – Mofarrej
Jardins B Salon
Alameda Santos 1437
Jardins, São Paulo, Brazil

Thursday, June 3, 2010 – Public Event
Second Venezuela Conference
Politics, Economics and Foreign Policy

Featured Speaker:
Kevin Whitaker Director Office of Andean Affairs, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Panels:

Venezuela’s Economic Forecasts
Luis A. Pacheco Oil and Gas Industry Strategist; Former Executive Director, Corporate Planning and Managing Director, Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA), Caracas, Venezuela
Boris Segura Senior Vice President and Senior Economist for Latin America, Global Banking and Markets, Royal Bank of Scotland, Stamford, Connecticut

Venezuela’s Current Political and Business Scenarios
Javier Corrales Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Amherst College, Massachusetts
Alberto Cudemus President, Federación Venezolana de Porcicultura, Caracas, Venezuela
General Carlos Julio Peñaloza (R) Venezuelan Army, Retired, Miami
Anibal Romero Professor of Political Science, Universidad Simón Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

Venezuela’s Foreign Policy and Security Challenges in the Region
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
Evan Ellis Assistant Professor of National Security Studies, Modeling, Gaming & Simulation, Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, Washington, D.C.
Douglas Farah Senior Fellow, International Assessment and Strategy Center, Washington, D.C.
Roger Noriega Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C.; Former Assistant Secretary, Western Hemisphere Affairs, U. S. Department of State

8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Hall of Ambassadors
50 Alhambra Plaza

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 – Private Event (by invitation only)
Second Venezuela Conference
Politics, Economics and Foreign Policy

Javier Corrales Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Amherst College, Massachusetts
Alberto Cudemus President, Federación Venezolana de Porcicultura, Caracas, Venezuela
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
Evan Ellis Assistant Professor of National Security Studies, Modeling, Gaming & Simulation, Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, Washington, D.C.
Douglas Farah Senior Fellow, International Assessment and Strategy Center, Washington, D.C.
Roger Noriega Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C.; Former Assistant Secretary, Western Hemisphere Affairs, U. S. Department of State
Luis A. Pacheco Oil and Gas Industry Strategist; Former Executive Director, Corporate Planning and Managing Director, Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA), Caracas, Venezuela
General Carlos Julio Peñaloza (R) Venezuelan Army, Retired, Miami
Anibal Romero Professor of Political Science, Universidad Simón Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Boris Segura Senior Vice President and Senior Economist for Latin America, Global Banking and Markets, Royal Bank of Scotland, Stamford, Connecticut
Kevin Whitaker Director Office of Andean Affairs, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State

6:45 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Venetian Room
50 Alhambra Plaza

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - Public Event

Fifth Annual Latin America Conference

Luncheon Speaker

H.E. Porfirio Lobo President, Republic of Honduras

Featured Speakers

Hon. Jorge Mario Eastman Vice Minister of Defense for International Policy and Affairs, Republic of Colombia
Hon. Carmen Lomellin U.S. Permanent Representative, Organization of American States
Augusto de la Torre Chief Economist, Latin America and the Caribbean, The World Bank

Panelists

Graciana del Castillo Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University, New York
Carlos Gutiérrez Non-Resident Scholar, Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS), University of Miami, Miami; Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Carlos Alberto Montaner Journalist and Writer
Michael Shifter President, The Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, D.C.
James Spalding Dean, School of Economics and Foreign Relations, Universidad Americana, Asunción, Paraguay; Former Ambassador of Paraguay to the United States
Alexander F. Watson Managing Director, Hills & Company, Washington, D.C.; Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, Western Hemisphere Affairs

8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Hotel InterContinental
100 Chopin Plaza, Miami

Monday, April 26, 2010 - Private Event (by invitation only)

Fifth Annual Latin America Conference

Featured Speakers

H.E. Porfirio Lobo President, Republic of Honduras
Hon. Jorge Mario Eastman Vice Minister of Defense for International Policy and Affairs, Republic of Colombia
Hon. Carmen Lomellin U.S. Permanent Representative, Organization of American States

Panelists

Graciana del Castillo Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University, New York
Carlos Gutiérrez Non-Resident Scholar, Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS), University of Miami, Miami; Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Carlos Alberto Montaner Journalist and Writer
Michael Shifter President, The Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, D.C.
James Spalding Dean, School of Economics and Foreign Relations, Universidad Americana, Asunción, Paraguay; Former Ambassador of Paraguay to the United States
Alexander F. Watson Managing Director, Hills & Company, Washington, D.C.; Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, Western Hemisphere Affairs

6:45 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Hotel InterContinental
Trade Room
100 Chopin Plaza, Miami

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - Public Event

Mexico: Opportunities for Change

Panelists

Gabriel Casillas Chief Economist, JPMorgan Chase, Mexico City
Luis Rubio Chairman, Center of Research for Development (CIDAC), Mexico City; Co-Chair, “Mexico Under Calderon” Task Force
Manuel Suárez-Mier Economist in Residence, School of International Studies, American University; Former Representative of Mexico’s Attorney General in the United States

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

Monday, April 19, 2010 - Private Event (by invitation only)
Mexico: Opportunities for Change
Panelists

Gabriel Casillas Chief Economist, JPMorgan Chase, Mexico City
Luis Rubio Chairman, Center of Research for Development (CIDAC), Mexico City; Co-Chair, “Mexico Under Calderon” Task Force
Manuel Suárez-Mier Economist in Residence, School of International Studies, American University; Former Representative of Mexico’s Attorney General in the United States


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

Thursday, March 18, 2010 - Public Event

Opportunities for Energy Cooperation and Integration in the Americas

Panelists

Brian Dean President, Gateway Florida, Miami
Stephen Johnson Associate, Visíon Américas, Washington, D.C.; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense
George Philippidis Energy Director, Applied Research Center; Co-Director, Global Energy Security Forum; Florida International Univeristy, Miami
André Plourde Professor, Department of Economics, University of Alberta, Canada; Former President, International Association for Energy Economics

On Canada’s Importance as an Energy Supplier to the United States

Moderator

Susan Kaufman Purcell Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m
JW Mariott
1109 Brickell Avenue

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - Public Event

Indigenous Groups in Latin America: Political, Economic and Social Changes

Featured Speaker

Eliane Karp-Toledo, Adjunct Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs, Latin American & Hemispheric Studies program, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; Former Distinguished Fellow in Residence, Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University;  Former First Lady of Peru

Conference Speakers

Martin Andersen, Chief of Strategic Communications, National Defense University (NDU), Washington, D.C.; Adjunct Professor, American University
Jaime Arias, Cabildo Gobernador del Pueblo Kankuamo, Organización Nacional Indígena de Colombia (ONIC), Valledupar, Colombia
Mirna Cunningham, Chair, Center for Autonomy and Development for Indigenous Peoples, Puerto Cabezas; Former Member of the National Assembly, Nicaragua
Eduardo Gamarra, Professor, Department of Political Science, Florida International University (FIU)
Carmen Martínez, Professor and Researcher, Anthropology Program, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Quito, Ecuador
José del Val Blanco, Director, University Program, Mexico Nación Multicultural, Universidad Nacional Auténoma de México
Jose Carlos Vilcapoma, Advisor to the Executive Office, Instituto Nacional de Desarrollo de los Pueblos Andinos, Amazónicos y Afroperuano, INDEPA, Lima, Perú

7:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Venetian Room
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Friday, February 5, 2010 - Public Event

Latin America 2010: Economic, Business and Trade Forecast

Featured Speakers

Pamela Cox Vice President, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, The World Bank, Wahsington, D.C.
Nancy Lee Deputy Assistant Secretary, Western Hemisphere, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington, D.C.
Manuel Sánchez Deputy Governor, Banco de México, México City, D.F.
Panelists
Alberto Bernal Head of EM Macroeconomic Strategy, Bultick Capital Markets, Miami
Jorge Castañeda Global Distinguished Professor of Politics and Latin American and Caribbean Studies, New York University, New York; Former Minter of Foreign Affairs, Mexico
Joseph Ganitsky Research Professor, Department of Management, University of Miami
Sergio Martín Chief Mexico Economist, HSBC, Mexico, D.F.
Brian O’Neill Vice Chairman, Lazard International, New York; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, Western Hemisphere, Department of the Treasury
Andrés Oppenheimer Syndicated Columnist, “The Oppenheimer Report,” The Miami Herald
Michelle Billig Patron Senior Director, PIRA Energy Group, New York
Susan Kaufman Purcell Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy
Otto Reich President, Otto Reich Associates LLC, Washington, D.C.; Former Assistant Secretary of State, Western Hemisphere
Peter Romero CEO, Experior Advisory, Washington, D.C.; Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Washington, D.C.
Liliana Rojas-Suárez Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development, Washington, D.C.
Jeffrey Schott Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C.
Vladimir Werning Executive Director, Emerging Markets Economics and Strategy, JP Morgan Chase & Co., New York

7:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m

JW Marriott
1109 Brickell Avenue, Miami

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Registration: By email to chp-rsvp@miami.edu or by fax to (305) 284-9871

Thursday, February 4, 2010 - Private Event (by invitation only)

Latin America 2010: Economic, Business and Trade Forecast

Alberto Bernal Head of EM Macroeconomic Strategy, Bultick Capital Markets, Miami
Jorge Castañeda Global Distinguished Professor of Politics and Latin American and Caribbean Studies, New York University, New York; Former Minter of Foreign Affairs, Mexico
Pamela Cox Vice President, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, The World Bank, Wahsington, D.C.
Sergio Martín Chief Mexico Economist, HSBC, Mexico, D.F.
Brian O’Neill Vice Chairman, Lazard International, New York; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, Western Hemisphere, Department of the Treasury
Andrés Oppenheimer Syndicated Columnist, “The Oppenheimer Report,” The Miami Herald
Michelle Billig Patron Senior Director, PIRA Energy Group, New York
Susan Kaufman Purcell Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy
Otto Reich President, Otto Reich Associates LLC, Washington, D.C.; Former Assistant Secretary of State, Western Hemisphere
Peter Romero CEO, Experior Advisory, Washington, D.C.; Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Washington, D.C.
Liliana Rojas-Suárez Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development, Washington, D.C.
Jeffrey Schott Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C.
Vladimir Werning Executive Director, Emerging Markets Economics and Strategy, JP Morgan Chase & Co., New York

6:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m

JW Marriott
1109 Brickell Avenue, Miami

Monday, February 1, 2010 - Public Event

The Obama Administration’s Latin America Policy: First-Year Assessment

Patricio Navia Adjunct Professor, Center for Latin American Studies, New York University
Robert Pastor Professor, International Relations, School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C.
Susan Kaufman Purcell Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

Moderator

Kevin Casas Zamora Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Latin American Initiative, The Brookings Institution; Former Vice-President of Costa Rica

4:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza

Monday, February 1, 2010 - Private Event (by invitation only)

The Obama Administration’s Latin America Policy: First-Year Assessment

Patricio Navia Adjunct Professor, Center for Latin American Studies, New York University
Robert Pastor Professor, International Relations, School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C.
Susan Kaufman Purcell Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

Moderator

Kevin Casas Zamora Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Latin American Initiative, The Brookings Institution; Former Vice-President of Costa Rica

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza