Thursday, December 13, 2012—Public Event
Journalist Roundtable on Latin America

Journalists’ views on:
- Alternative political scenarios in countries of the region
- The impact of the global economic situation on the region’s economies
- Security challenges in the region and their impact on journalists

Speakers:
Carolina Barros Editor-in-Chief, Buenos Aires Herald, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mario Campos Journalist, Televisa; Instituto Mexicano de la Radio, Mexico City, Mexico
Roberto Giusti Columnist, El Universal, Caracas, Venezuela
Carlos Lauría Senior Americas Program Coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists, New York
Raul Juste Lores Bureau Chief, Folha de São Paulo, New York
Lorena Medel Deputy Director, Pulso, Santiago, Chile
Raúl Peñaranda Undurraga Director, Página Siete, La Paz, Bolivia
Cesar Ricaurte Executive Director, Fundamedios, Quito, Ecuador
Alejandro Santos Director, Semana Magazine, Bogotá, Colombia

8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Hall of Ambassadors
50 Alhambra Plaza

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Cancellation and Credit Card Refund Policy: Registration fees are refundable by sending the Cancellation Request Form by email or fax by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2012. No refunds will be issued after that time. Credit card refunds are processed within two weeks.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012—Private Event (by invitation only)
“Journalist Roundtable on Latin America” Dinner

Speakers:
Carolina Barros Editor-in-Chief, Buenos Aires Herald, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mario Campos Journalist, Televisa; Instituto Mexicano de la Radio, Mexico City, Mexico
Roberto Giusti Columnist, El Universal, Caracas, Venezuela
Carlos Lauría Senior Americas Program Coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists, New York
Raul Juste Lores Bureau Chief, Folha de São Paulo, New York
Lorena Medel Deputy Director, Pulso, Santiago, Chile
Raúl Peñaranda Undurraga Director, Página Siete, La Paz, Bolivia
Cesar Ricaurte Executive Director, Fundamedios, Quito, Ecuador

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



Cancellation and Credit Card Refund Policy: Registration fees are refundable by sending the Cancellation Request Form by email or fax by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 11, 2012. No refunds will be issued after that time. Credit card refunds are processed within two weeks.

Friday, November 30, 2012—Public Event
Latin America Economic Forecast 2013

- Economic Prospects for Latin America in the Global Context
- The Hemispheric Trade Agenda
- The Energy Outlook for the Americas
- Doing Business in the Region

Confirmed Speakers:
Armando Castelar Professor, Instituto Brasileiro de Economia, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Edward Glab Clinical Professor and Director, SIPA Global Energy Security Forum, Florida International University, Miami, Florida
Jonathan Heath Chief Economist, Heath & Associates; Professor, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico, D.F.
Mário Marconini Managing Director, Teneo Strategy, São Paulo, Brazil; Former Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Álvaro Moreno Resident Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Associate Researcher, Consejo Privado de Competitividad, Bogotá, Colombia
John Price Managing Director, Americas Market Intelligence – Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
Roberto Salinas León President, Mexico Business Forum; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Jeffrey Schott Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C.
Roger Tissot Director, Tissot Associates, British Columbia, Canada; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

7:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Light Buffet to Follow
Four Seasons Hotel Miami
Ballroom
1435 Brickell Avenue

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Cancellation and Credit Card Refund Policy: Registration fees are refundable by sending the Cancellation Request Form by email or fax by 12:00 noon, Thursday, November 29. No refunds will be issued after that time. Credit card refunds are processed within two weeks.

Thursday, November 29, 2012—Private Event (by invitation only)
Latin America Economic Forecast 2013 Dinner

Confirmed Speakers:
Armando Castelar Professor, Instituto Brasileiro de Economia, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Edward Glab Clinical Professor and Director, SIPA Global Energy Security Forum, Florida International University, Miami, Florida
Jonathan Heath Chief Economist, Heath & Associates; Professor, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico, D.F.
Mário Marconini Managing Director, Teneo Strategy, São Paulo, Brazil; Former Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Álvaro Moreno Resident Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Associate Researcher, Consejo Privado de Competitividad, Bogotá, Colombia
John Price Managing Director, Americas Market Intelligence – Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
Roberto Salinas León President, Mexico Business Forum; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Jeffrey Schott Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C.
Roger Tissot Director, Tissot Associates, British Columbia, Canada; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

7:00-9:00 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel Miami
Coral Gables Room



Cancellation and Credit Card Refund Policy: Registration fees are refundable by sending the Cancellation Request Form by email or fax by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 28. No refunds will be issued after that time. Credit card refunds are processed within two weeks.

Friday, November 16, 2012—Public Event
Colombia’s Security Challenges: The Peace Process and Its Chances for Success

Panelists:
Bruce Bagley Chair and Professor, Department of International Studies, University of Miami
Román D. Ortiz Director, Decisive Point, Bogotá, Colombia
Jorge A. Restrepo Director, Centro de Recursos para el Análisis de Conflictos (CERAC), Bogotá, Colombia

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

To view the program announcement, please click here.



Thursday, November 15, 2012—Private Event (by invitation only)
“The New Colombia: An Agenda for Achieving Sustained Development” Task Force, Session III

Speakers:
Bruce Bagley Chair and Professor, Department of International Studies, University of Miami
Román D. Ortiz Director, Decisive Point, Bogotá, Colombia
Jorge A. Restrepo Director, Centro de Recursos para el Análisis de Conflictos (CERAC), Bogotá, Colombia

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

Friday, November 2, 2012—Public Event
Venezuela: Post-Election Outlook

- The Future of the Opposition
- Political and Succession Scenarios
- The Impact of Global Energy Developments
- Foreign Policy Priorities

Panelists:
Carlos Blanco Research Scholar, Boston University, Massachusetts
Natalia Brandler Director, Groupe d’études politiques sur l’Amérique latine (GEPAL), Paris, France; Professor and Researcher, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela
Stephen Johnson Senior Fellow and Director, Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, D.C.
Francisco J. Monaldi Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Director, Center on Energy and the Environment,
Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (IESA), Caracas, Venezuela
Benjamin Ramsey Executive Director, Economist for the Andean Region, J.P. Morgan
Aníbal Romero Professor (Retired), Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela; Former Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

Speaker Presentations:
Carlos Blanco: Venezuelan Elections, November 2012
Natalia Brandler: Actas de escrutinio 2012
Venezuelan Election 2012
Francisco Monaldi: Venezuela’s Oil Outlook
Venezuela: The 2012 Presidential Elections and Its Aftermath


8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Hall of Ambassadors
50 Alhambra Plaza

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Thursday, November 1, 2012—Private Event (by invitation only)
Venezuela: Post-Election Outlook

Speakers:
Carlos Blanco Research Scholar, Boston University, Massachusetts
Natalia Brandler Director, Groupe d’études politiques sur l’Amérique latine (GEPAL), Paris, France; Professor and Researcher, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela
Stephen Johnson Senior Fellow and Director, Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, D.C.
Francisco J. Monaldi Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Director, Center on Energy and the Environment,
Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (IESA), Caracas, Venezuela
Benjamin Ramsey Executive Director, Economist for the Andean Region, J.P. Morgan
Aníbal Romero Professor (Retired), Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela; Former Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza



Cancellation and Credit Card Refund Policy: Registration fees are refundable by sending the Cancellation Request Form by email or fax by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 31, 2012. No refunds will be issued after that time. Credit card refunds are processed within two weeks.

Thursday, October 25, 2012—Public Event
Colombia-United States Forum

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

Panelists:
Bruce Bagley Chair and Professor, Department of International Studies, University of Miami
Sandra Borda Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, and Co-Chair, Center for American Studies, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá
Santiago Montenegro President, Asofondos, Bogotá; Former Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Álvaro Moreno Resident Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Associate Researcher, Consejo Privado de Competitividad, Bogotá
Susan Kaufman Purcell Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Fabio Sánchez Torres Professor, Department of Economics, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
InterContinental Hotel
Calle 16 #28-51 Variante Las Palmas
Medellín, Colombia

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012—Private Event (by invitation only)
Colombia-United States Forum Dinner

Speakers:
Bruce Bagley Chair and Professor, Department of International Studies, University of Miami
Sandra Borda Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, and Co-Chair, Center for American Studies, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá
Santiago Montenegro President, Asofondos, Bogotá; Former Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Álvaro Moreno Resident Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Associate Researcher, Consejo Privado de Competitividad, Bogotá
Susan Kaufman Purcell Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Fabio Sánchez Torres Professor, Department of Economics, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá

7:30-10:00 p.m.
InterContinental Hotel
Calle 16 #28-51 Variante Las Palmas
Medellín, Colombia

Tuesday, October 23, 2012—Public Program
Colombia-United States Forum

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

Confirmed Keynote Speaker:
H.E. Mauricio Cárdenas Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Republic of Colombia

Confirmed Speakers:
Bruce Bagley Chair and Professor, Department of International Studies, University of Miami
Sergio Clavijo President, Asociación Nacional de Instituciones Financieras (ANIF), Bogotá
Álvaro Moreno Resident Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Associate Researcher, Consejo Privado de Competitividad, Bogotá
José Antonio Ocampo Professor, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University, New York; Former Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs, United
Nations; Former Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Colombia
Guillermo Perry Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá; Former Minister of Finance and Public Credit; Former Minister of Mining, Colombia
Susan Kaufman Purcell Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Michael Shifter President, Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, D.C.
Kathryn Rooney Vera Senior Economist, Bulltick Capital Markets, Miami
Leonardo Villar Executive Director, Fedesarrollo, Bogotá

Article:
El Colombiano Colombia no está en el radar de E.U.
The Miami Herald Latin America gets short shrift in US election
El Espectador Mindefensa reitera a la ONU que con reforma al fuero militar no habrá impunidad

8:45 a.m. -1:00 p.m
Hotel JW Marriott Bogotá
Real Ballroom
Calle 73 # 8-60
Bogotá, Colombia

To view the program announcement, please click here.



Monday, October 22, 2012—Private Event (by invitation only)
Colombia-United States Forum Dinner

Keynote Speaker:
H.E. Mauricio Cárdenas Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Republic of Colombia

Panelists:
Bruce Bagley Chair and Professor, Department of International Studies, University of Miami
Sergio Clavijo President, Asociación Nacional de Instituciones Financieras (ANIF), Bogotá
Álvaro Moreno Resident Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Associate Researcher, Consejo Privado de Competitividad, Bogotá
José Antonio Ocampo Professor, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University, New York; Former Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs, United
Nations; Former Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Colombia
Guillermo Perry Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá; Former Minister of Finance and Public Credit; Former Minister of Mining, Colombia
Susan Kaufman Purcell Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Michael Shifter President, Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, D.C.
Es muy difícil hablar ahora de la década de América Latina
Kathryn Rooney Vera Senior Economist, Bulltick Capital Markets, Miami
Leonardo Villar Executive Director, Fedesarrollo, Bogotá

7:30-10:00 p.m.
Hotel JW Marriott Bogotá
Calle 73 # 8-60
Bogotá, Colombia

Friday, October 12, 2012—Public Event
Colombia’s Energy and Mining Sectors: Drivers for Growth?

Panelists:
Manuel Rodríguez Becerra Professor, School of Management, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia; Former Minister of Environment, Colombia
Roger Tissot Director, Tissot Associates, British Columbia, Canada
David Yanovich Partner, Cerrito Capital, Bogotá, Colombia

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

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Thursday, October 11, 2012—Private Event (by invitation only)
“The New Colombia: An Agenda for Achieving Sustained Development” Task Force, Session II

Panelists:
Manuel Rodríguez Becerra Professor, School of Management, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia; Former Minister of Environment, Colombia
Roger Tissot Director, Tissot Associates, British Columbia, Canada
David Yanovich Partner, Cerrito Capital, Bogotá, Colombia

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

Thursday, September 20, 2012—Public Event
“Mexico—The New Peña Nieto Administration: Prospects for Reform”

Speakers:
Gabriel Casillas Chief Economist and Head of Research, Banorte, Mexico City
Roberto Salinas León President, Mexico Business Forum, Mexico City; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Luis Rubio Chairman, CIDAC (Centro de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo) Mexico City

8:00-10:00 a.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Venetian Room
50 Alhambra Plaza
To view the program announcement, please click here.



Cancellation and Credit Card Refund Policy: Registration fees are refundable by sending the Cancellation Request Form by email or fax by 12:00 noon, Wednesday, September 19, 2012. No refunds will be issued after that time. Credit card refunds are processed within two weeks.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012—Private Event (by invitation only)
“The New Peña Nieto Administration: Prospects for Reform”  Dinner

Speakers:
Gabriel Casillas Chief Economist and Head of Research, Banorte, Mexico City
Roberto Salinas León President, Mexico Business Forum, Mexico City; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Luis Rubio Chairman, CIDAC (Centro de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo) Mexico City

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



Tuesday, September 18, 2012—Public Event
The Department of State Media Hub and the Center for Hemispheric Policy invite you to a program with

Jose W. Fernandez
Assistant Secretary, Economic and Business Affairs, US Department of State

Economics: Centerpiece of 21st Century U.S. Foreign Policy

8:00-9:45 a.m.
Conrad Miami
1395 Brickell Avenue

To view the program announcement, please click here.



Tuesday, September 11, 2012—Public Event
Colombia: Achieving Sustained Development

Panelists:
Alberto Bernal-León, Head of Research and Partner, Bulltick Capital Markets LLC, Miami
Santiago Montenegro, President, Asofondos, Bogotá, Colombia; Former Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, Miami
Álvaro Moreno, Associate Researcher, Consejo Privado de Competitividad, Bogotá, Colombia; Resident Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, Miami
Fabio Sánchez, Professor, Department of Economics, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá; Tinker Visiting Professor, Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University, New York

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

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Monday, September 10, 2012—Private Event (by invitation only)
“The New Colombia: Achieving Sustained Development” Task Force, Session I

Panelists:
Alberto Bernal-León, Head of Research and Partner, Bulltick Capital Markets LLC, Miami
Santiago Montenegro, President, Asofondos, Bogotá, Colombia; Former Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, Miami
Álvaro Moreno, Associate Researcher, Consejo Privado de Competitividad, Bogotá, Colombia; Resident Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, Miami
Fabio Sánchez, Professor, Department of Economics, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá; Tinker Visiting Professor, Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University, New York

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

Tuesday, July 17, 2012—Public Event
Engaging with the Americas: Perspectives from the U.S. Southern Command

General Douglas M. Fraser Commander, United States Southern Command

8:00-9:30 a.m.
Westin Colonnade Coral Gables
Colonnade Ballroom
180 Aragon Avenue

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Friday, June 29, 2012
Brazil-U.S. Forum

Panel: Economic and Trade Outlook
Pedro Cavalcanti Ferreira, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Getúlio Vargas Foundation, Rio de Janeiro
John Welch, Executive Director and Macro Strategist, CIBC World Markets, Inc., Toronto
Moderator:
Amaury de Souza, Senior Partner, MCM Associated Consultants and Techne, Rio de Janeiro

Panel: Political Outlook and Brazil-U.S. Relations
Christopher Garman, Director and Practice Head, Latin America, Eurasia Group, Washington, D.C. 
Riordan Roett, Sarita and Don Johnston Professor of Political Science; Director of Western Hemisphere Studies and the Latin American Studies Program, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.
Carlos Eduardo Lins da Silva, Editor, Política Externa, São Paulo
Moderator:
Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro
Avenida Atlantica 2600, Copacabana – Rio de Janeiro
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Brazil-United States Roundtable

Welcome remarks:
Naercio Aquino Menezes Filho Professor and Director, Center for Public Policies, Insper

Speakers:
Mauricio Mesquista Moreira Principal Economist, Integration and Trade Sector, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C.
Susan Kaufman Purcell Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
Riordan Roett Professor and Director of Western Hemisphere Studies and the Latin American Studies Program, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.
John Welch Executive Director and Macro Strategist, CIBC World Markets, Inc., Toronto, Canada

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Octavio Gouvea de Bulhões Salon
Rua Quatá, 300, 2o floor
São Paulo, Brazil

To view the program announcement, please click here.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Brazil-U.S. Forum

Featured Speakers:
Hon. Thomas A. Shannon, Ambassador of the United States to Brazil
Ambassador Rubens Barbosa, President, Superior Council on Foreign Trade, FIESP, São Paulo

Panel: Economic and Trade Outlook
Mauricio Mesquita Moreira, Principal Economist, Integration and Trade Sector, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C
John Welch, Executive Director and Macro Strategist, CIBC World Markets, Inc., Toronto
Moderator:
Mario Marconini, Director for International Negotiations, FIESP, São Paulo

Panel: Political Outlook and Brazil-U.S. Relations
Christopher Garman, Director and Practice Head, Latin America, Eurasia Group, Washington, D.C.
Riordan Roett, Sarita and Don Johnston Professor of Political Science; Director of Western Hemisphere Studies and the Latin American Studies Program, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.
Amaury de Souza, Senior Partner, MCM Associated Consultants and Techne, Rio de Janeiro
Moderator:
Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

Speaker Presentation:
Brazil and Latin America: Managing the Windfall in 2012 by John H. Welch

FIESP
Av. Paulista, 1313. São Paulo
9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Monday, June 4, 2012—Public Event
Venezuela Program with Ricardo Villasmil

Ricardo Villasmil Senior Economic Advisor for the Venezuelan Presidential Candidate, Henrique Capriles Radonski

8:00-10:00 a.m.
Four Seasons Hotel Miami
Ballroom
1435 Brickell Avenue

To view the program announcement, please click here.



Friday, May 18, 2012—Public Event
A New Vision for Mexico 2042: Achieving Prosperity for All

Panelists:
Edna Jaime Director General, Mexico Evalúa, Mexico City
Harinder Kohli President and CEO, Centennial Group and Emerging Markets Forum, Washington D.C.
Claudio Loser President, Centennial Group Latin America, Washington D.C.
Presentation: “A New Vision for Mexico 2042: Achieving Prosperity for All”


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

To view the program announcement, please click here.

Thursday, May 17, 2012—Private Event (by invitation only)
A New Vision for Mexico 2042: Achieving Prosperity for All (Dinner)

Speakers:
Edna Jaime Director General, Mexico Evalúa, Mexico City
Harinder Kohli President and CEO, Centennial Group and Emerging Markets Forum, Washington D.C.
Claudio Loser President, Centennial Group Latin America, Washington D.C.

Friday, May 11, 2012—Public Event
VII Annual Latin American Conference

- The Economic and Trade Outlook for the Region
- The Political Risk Environment and Security Challenges
- Scenarios for the Upcoming Presidential Elections in Mexico and Venezuela
- Expectations for U.S. Policy toward the Region

Featured Speakers:

Hon. Roberta Jacobson Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.
H.E. Fernando Lorenzo Minister of Finance, Uruguay
Hon. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Chairwoman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Hasan Tuluy Vice President, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Panelists:

The Political, Economic and Trade Outlook for the Region:
Russell Crandall Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Davidson College, North Carolina; Former Director for the Western Hemisphere, U.S. Department of Defense; Former Director for Andean Affairs, National Security Council
Inés Bustillo Director, Washington Office, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), United Nations, Washington, D.C.
Regina Vargo Senior Director, Global Trade Practice, Greenberg Traurig, Washington, D.C.; Former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Americas
Scenarios for the Upcoming Presidential Elections: Mexico
Roberto Salinas León President, The Economist Mexico Business Forum, Mexico, D.F.; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy
Alfonso Zárate President, Grupo Consultor Interdisciplinario, S.C.; Columnist, El Universal; Mexico, D.F.
Scenarios for the Upcoming Presidential Elections: Venezuela
Aníbal Romero Professor (Retired), Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela; Former Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy
María Teresa Romero Professor, School of International Studies, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela
María Teresa Romero: Transcript (in Spanish) of the talk “Venezuela 2012: Escenarios político-electorales”

Conrad Hotel Miami
1395 Brickell Avenue
7:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Conference
12:30 - 2:45 p.m. - Conference Lunch
Reception to Follow

To view the program announcement, please click here.

Thursday, May 10, 2012—Private Event (by invitation only)
VII Annual Latin America Conference Dinner

Speakers:
Hon. Roberta Jacobson Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.
Hasan Tuluy Vice President, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, World Bank, Washington, D.C.
Russell Crandall Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Davidson College, North Carolina; Former Director for the Western Hemisphere, U.S. Department of Defense; Former Director for Andean Affairs, National Security Council
Inés Bustillo Director, Washington Office, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), United Nations, Washington, D.C.
Regina Vargo Senior Director, Global Trade Practice, Greenberg Traurig, Washington, D.C.; Former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Americas
Roberto Salinas León President, The Economist Mexico Business Forum, Mexico, D.F.; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy
Alfonso Zárate President, Grupo Consultor Interdisciplinario, S.C.; Columnist, El Universal; Mexico, D.F.
Aníbal Romero Professor (Retired), Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela; Former Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy
María Teresa Romero Professor, School of International Studies, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela

Friday, May 4, 2012—Public Event
The Department of State Media Hub and the Center for Hemispheric Policy invite you to a program with

U.S. Economic Policy for the Caribbean
Daniel P. Erikson
Senior Advisor for Policy, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Caribbean Idea Marketplace Competition
Melissa Martinez-Nadal
Enterprise Innovation Challenge Fund/Direct Firm Support Coordinator, Caribbean Idea Marketplace (CIM) Coordinator, Inter-American Development Bank

Moderator:
Andres Delgado Caribbean Economics Officer, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Video Conference Participation by U.S. Embassies in Barbados, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago

Caribbean Idea Marketplace

The Caribbean Idea Marketplace is a business competition for the Caribbean Diaspora from the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. Applicants will compete for $100,000 matching grants to pursue innovative business projects in the region.
CIM Fact Sheet

Compete Caribbean

The Compete Caribbean program is a new and innovative approach to private sector development. It collaborates with governments and private sector groups to improve competitiveness and economic growth across 15 beneficiary countries in the Caribbean region.

8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Hilton Miami Downtown
Tenor Room, 7th Floor
1601 Biscayne Blvd.

Advance Registration Required
To view the program announcement, please click here.
Cancellation Policy: By email, fax or telephone, by 12:00 noon, on Thursday, May 3, 2012.

Friday, April 27, 2012—Public Event
Central America: The Security Strategy and U.S. Policy Initiatives in the Region

Panelists:
Bruce Bagley Professor and Chair, Department of International Studies, University of Miami
Steven Dudley Co-Director, InSight, Washington, D.C.
John Maisto Director, U.S. Education Finance Group, Miami
Celina Realuyo Assistant Professor, National Security Affairs, Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University, Washington, D.C

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

To view the program announcement, please click here.

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Central America: Economic and Political Security Challenges” Session III

Speakers:
Bruce Bagley Professor and Chair, Department of International Studies, University of Miami
Steven Dudley Co-Director, InSight, Washington, D.C.
John Maisto Director, U.S. Education Finance Group, Miami
Celina Realuyo Assistant Professor, National Security Affairs, Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University, Washington, D.C

Tuesday, April 24, 2012—Public Event
In Collaboration with the Canadian Consulate in Miami
Canada, Mexico and the United States: Energy Competitors of Collaborators?

Canada
Stephen Lucas Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Policy Integration, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Harrie Vredenburg Professor and Suncor Energy Chair, Comptetitive Strategy and Sustainable Development, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy, University of Calgary, Canada

Presentation:
Harrie Vredenburg - Canada, Mexico, and the United States: Energy Competitors of Collaborators?

Mexico
Isidro Morales Professor, Monterrey Institute of Technology, Sante Fé Campus, Mexico City

Presentation:
Isidro Morales - Mexico’s Current Oil and Gas Challenges

United States
Edward Glab Director, Global Energy Security Forum, School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University

Presentation:
Edward Glab - North American Energy Security

Moderator:
Ambassador Louise Léger Consul General of Canada in Miami

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

To view the program announcement, please click here.

Monday, April 23, 2012—Private Event (by invitation only)
Canada, Mexico and the United States: Energy Competitors of Collaborators?

Edward Glab Director, Global Energy Security Forum, School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University
Stephen Lucas Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Policy Integration, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Isidro Morales Professor, Monterrey Institute of Technology, Santa Fe Campus, Mexico City
Harrie Vredenburg Professor and Suncor Energy Chair, Comptetitive Strategy and Sustainable Development, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy, University of Calgary, Canada

Thursday, March 29, 2012—Public Event
Trade, Politics and Immigration in Central America

Confirmed Speakers:
Paolo Giordano Lead Economist, Trade and Integration Sector, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C.
Joel Hirst Fellow in Human Freedom, George W. Bush Presidential Center, Washington, D.C.
Manuel Orozco Executive Director, Remittances and Rural Development Project, Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, D.C.

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

To view the program announcement, please click here.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012—Private Event (by invitation only)
Central America: Economic, Political and Security Challenges” Task Force, Session II

Confirmed Speakers:
Paolo Giordano Lead Economist, Trade and Integration Sector, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C.
Joel Hirst Fellow in Human Freedom, George W. Bush Presidential Center, Washington, D.C.
Manuel Orozco Executive Director, Remittances and Rural Development Project, Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, D.C.

Friday, March 23, 2012—Public Event
Security Challenges in the Americas

Panelists:
Carlo Dade Senior Fellow, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa, Canada
Douglas Farah Senior Fellow, Financial Investigations and Transparency, International Assessment and Strategy Center, Washington, D.C.
Stephen Johnson Director, Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.
Hal Klepak Emeritus Professor, Department of War Studies, Royal Military College of Canada, Ontario, Canada

8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Venetian Room
50 Alhambra Plaza

To view the program announcement, please click here.

Thursday, March 22, 2012—Private Event (by invitation only)
Security Challenges in the Americas Dinner

Speakers:
Carlo Dade Senior Fellow, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa, Canada
Douglas Farah Senior Fellow, Financial Investigations and Transparency, International Assessment and Strategy Center, Washington, D.C.
Stephen Johnson Director, Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.
Hal Klepak Emeritus Professor, Department of War Studies, Royal Military College of Canada, Ontario, Canada

Friday, March 16, 2012—Public Event
China’s Engagement with Latin America: Implications for the Region

- Economic and Political Outlook for China and its Impact on Latin America
- China’s Expanding Influence in the Region
- China and the Changing Geopolitical Reality in Latin America

Erik Bethel Partner and Co-Founder, SinoLatin Capital, Shanghai, China
João Augusto de Castro Neves Analyst, Latin America Practice, Eurasia Group, Washington, D.C.
Erica Downs Fellow, Foreign Policy, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.
June Teufel Dreyer Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Miami
Evan Ellis Assistant Professor, Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
Gaston Fornes Fellow, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol, United Kingdom; China Programme Director and Senior Lecturer, ESIC Business School, Madrid, Spain
Adrian Hearn Coordinator of International Relations, China Studies Centre, University of Sydney, Australia; Future Fellow, Australian Research Council
Amb. Sergio Ley President, Centro Asia Pacífico, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Guadalajara, Mexico; Former Ambassador of Mexico to China
Carlos Moneta Director, Specialization in Economy and Business with Asia Pacific and India, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ray Ruga Principal, CVOX Group LLC, Coral Gables
Derek Scissors Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.


8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel Miami
1435 Brickell Avenue

To view the program announcement, please click here.

Thursday, March 15, 2012—Private Event (by invitation only)
China’s Engagement with Latin America Dinner

Speakers:
Erik Bethel Partner and Co-Founder, SinoLatin Capital, Shanghai, China
João Augusto de Castro Neves Analyst, Latin America Practice, Eurasia Group, Washington, D.C.
Erica Downs Fellow, Foreign Policy, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.
June Teufel Dreyer Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Miami
Evan Ellis Assistant Professor, Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
Gaston Fornes Fellow, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol, United Kingdom; China Programme Director and Senior Lecturer, ESIC Business School, Madrid, Spain
Adrian Hearn Coordinator of International Relations, China Studies Centre, University of Sydney, Australia; Future Fellow, Australian Research Council
Amb. Sergio Ley President, Centro Asia Pacífico, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Guadalajara, Mexico; Former Ambassador of Mexico to China
Carlos Moneta Director, Specialization in Economy and Business with Asia Pacific and India, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ray Ruga Principal, CVOX Group LLC, Coral Gables
Derek Scissors Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.

6:45 - 9:15 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel Miami
1435 Brickell Avenue

Thursday, March 8, 2012
World Trade Center presents
International Women’s Day Awards Luncheon

Trade Opportunities for Women in International Business in the Americas

Honoring:
Kanya Amorntheerakul Director, Thai Trade Center Miami
Susan Kaufman Purcell Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Olga Ramudo President, Express Travel
Mimi Whitefield International Business Reporter, The Miami Herald
Deborah Wilkinson Chief Development officer, Broward County Office of Economic & Small Business Development

Speaker:
Romaine Seguin President, UPS Americas Region

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
World Trade Center Miami
1007 N. America Way
Suite 500

To view the program announcement, and for registration information please click here.

Thursday, February 9, 2012—Public Event
Book Program – The North American Idea

Robert A. Pastor Professor of International Relations, School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Venetian Room
50 Alhambra Plaza
Coral Gables

**Books Available for Sale and Signing**
To view the program announcement, please click here.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012—Private Event (by invitation only)
USAID - Mark Feierstein

Mark Feierstein Assistant Administrator, Latin America and the Caribbean, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Granada Room - Mezzanine Level
50 Alhambra Plaza

Friday, February 3, 2012—Public Event
Central America: Economic, Political and Security Challenges

Panelists:
Jorge Mercado Senior Specialist, Energy Division, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C.
James M. Meyer Partner, Harper Meyer LLP, Miami
Carl Ross Managing Director of Investments, Oppenheimer and Co., Atlanta

8:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Four Seasons Hotel
Miami Room
1435 Brickell Avenue, Miami

To view the announcement and registration information, please click here.

Thursday, February 2, 2012—Private Event (by invitation only)
Central America Task Force, Session I

Speakers:
Jorge Mercado Senior Specialist, Energy Division, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C.
James M. Meyer Partner, Harper Meyer LLP, Miami
Carl Ross Managing Director of Investments, Oppenheimer and Co., Atlanta

Thursday, January 26, 2012—Public Event
AACCLA’s “Outlook on the Americas” Luncheon

“Outlook on the Americas” Panel
Catherine Mellor Director, Asia, U.S. Chamber
Jose Raul Perales Executive Director, Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America
Susan Kaufman Purcell Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The Biltmore Hotel
Coral Gables, FL

To view the announcement and registration information, please click here.
For more information, please contact Allison Parmiter at aparmiter@uschamber.com.

Thursday, January 19, 2012—Public Event
Global Foreign Policy Priorities for 2012

The Department of State’s’ Media Hub and the Center for Hemispheric Policy
invite you to a program and reception with

Michael A. Hammer
Acting Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State

5:15 - 7:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Hall of Ambassadors
50 Alhambra Plaza

To view the program announcement, please click here.
Email completed form to chp-rsvp@miami.edu or fax at (305) 284-9871.