Corruption in Latin America:  What’s New?  What’s Next?

Time:  9:30 a.m.

Date:  Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Location: 1155 15th Street N.W., Washington D.C.

Organization: Inter-American Dialogue

Participants:

  • Kevin Casas-Zamora, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Inter-American Dialogue
  • Sarah Chayes, Senior Fellow, Democracy and Rule of Law Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Carlos Santiso, Head of the Innovation for Citizen Services Division Inter-American Development Bank
  • Michael Shifter, President, Inter-American Dialogue

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Dominican Week – Foreign Policy Challenges for the new Trump Administration in the Western Hemisphere

Time:  12:30 p.m.

Date:  Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Location: 2550 M Street N.W., Washington D.C.

Organization: Squire Patton Boggs/AMCHAMDR/ and Organizing Committee of Semana Dominicana 2017

Participants:

  • Pedro Gamundi, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
  • Roberto Herrera, President, Organizing Committee of Dominican Week
  • Ambassador Frank Wisner, International Affairs Advisor, Squire Patton Boggs
  • Claudio Loser, CEO, Centennial Group Latin America
  • Juan Carlos Hidalgo, Policy Analyst, Latin America CATO Institute
  • Michael Shifter, Executive President Inter-American Dialogue
  • Roberto Izuerieta, Director of Latin American Projects, George Washington University

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New Voices in Foreign Affairs:  40 Under 40 Latinos in Foreign Policy

Time:  3:00 p.m.

Date:  Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Location: 1616 Rhode Island NW, Washington, D.C.

Organization:  Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)

Participants:

  • Amdassacor Lino Gutierrez, Executive Director, Una Chapman Cox Foundation
  • Jennifer Miel, Executive Director, U.S. Bahrain Business Council and U.S. Turkey Business Council, Senior Director for Turkey & Middle East Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Laura Jaramillo-Bernal, Executive Producer, Efecto Naim at NTN24
  • Juan Gonzalez, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs
  • Eliza Ramirez, Legislative Assistant and Advisor to Congressman Michael E. Capuano

 

HEARING – Emerging External Influences in the Western Hemisphere

Time:  10:00 a.m.

Date:  Wednesday, May 10,  2017

Location: SD-419

Organization: Senate committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights and Global Women’s Issues

Participants:

  • Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defenses of Democracies
  • Mr. Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Council of the Americas

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Returning Home:  The Challenges Faced by Returned Migrants in the Northern Triangle of Central America 

Time:  9:00 a.m.

Date:  Thursday, May 11, 2017

Location: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Organization: Wilson Center

Participants:

  • Jorge Peraza-Breedy, Chief of Mission for the Northern Triangle of Central America, International Organization for Migration
  • David Morales, Information Management & Research Officer, International Organization for Migration
  • Natalia Zepeda, National Project Coordinator, International Organization for Migration
  • Doris Meissner, Senior Fellow & Director, U.S. Immigration Policy Program
  • Eric L. Olson, Associate Director, Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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What’s Wrong With Mexico and How to Fix It

Time:  9:30 a.m.

Date:  Thursday, May 11,  2017

Location: 1155 15th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C.

Organization: Inter-American Dialogue

Participants:

  • Denise Dresser, Professor of Political Science, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico
  • Michael Shifter, President, Inter-American Dialogue

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Discussion on the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act 

Time:  9:30 a.m.

Date:  Thursday, May 11,  2017

Location: 500 E Street SW, Washington, D.C.

Organization: U.S. International Trade Commission:

 

Violence in the Caribbean & What Can Be Done

Time:  9:00 a.m.

Date:  Tuesday, May 16,  2017

Location: 1155 15th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C.

Organization: Inter-American Dialogue

Participants:

  • Therese Turner Jones, General Manager, Country Department Caribbean Group, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Heather Sutton, Study Coordinator & Researcher, Citizen Security Area, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Stacy Plaskett, Member, US House of Representatives, US Virgin Islands
  • Richard Aborn, President, Citizens Crime Commission of New York City
  • Michael Shifter, President, Inter-American Dialogue

 

 

New Global and Regional Trends:  Political and Economic Implications for Latin America

Time:  2:30 p.m.

Date:  Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Location: 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Organization: Brookings Institution

Participants:

  • Ernesto Talvi, Director, Brookings Global, CERES Economic and Social Policy in Latin American Initiative, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development
  • Jose Luis Daza, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, QFR Capital Management, L.P.
  • Hector E. Schamis, Adjunct Associate Professor, Center for Latin American Studies, Georgetown University, Columnist El Pais (Madred)
  • Monica de Bolle, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Adjunct Professor, School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University

 

President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos visits Washington,

Date:  Thursday, May 18, 2017

Location: Whitehouse