Latin America on the Rise - Briefing Series




Congressman Sam Farr’s

Latin America on the Rise Congressional Briefing Series


Public Health in Latin America (October 23, 2013)

Dr. Carissa Etienne: Director, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Amanda Glassman: Director, Global Health Policy, Center for Global Development 


Rule of Law in Latin America (July 24, 2013)

David Holiday: Senior Regional Advocacy Officer, Latin America Program, Open Society Foundations

Jennifer WindsorAssociate Dean for Programs, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Rob BooneDirector, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative

Moderator: Clare Ribando Seelke, Specialist in Latin American Affairs, Congressional Research Service

 

US Engagement in Latin America: Bringing Entrepreneurs into the Formal Economy (June 27, 2013)

Julie KatzmanExecutive Vice President, Inter-American Development Bank

Lorraine HaritonSpecial Representative for Commercial & Business Affairs

Eric FarnsworthVice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Moderator: Jeff Hornbeck, Specialist in International Trade & Finance, Congressional Research Service

 

US Engagement in Latin America:Human Rights, Conflict Mitigation & US Leadership (May 22, 2013)

Eric Olson: Associate Director, Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Santiago CantonDirector, RFK Partners for Human Rights, RFK Center for Justice & Human Rights

Virginia BouvierSenior Program Officer, US Institute of Peace

Moderator: June Beittel, Analyst in Latin American Affairs, Congressional Research Service

 

Women Entrepreneurship in Latin America (April 24, 2013)

Carla Koppell: Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment, USAID

Marguerite Berger: Vice President for Impact, Evaluation & Research, Vital Voices

Elizabeth Vazquez: CEO & Co-Founder, WEConnect International

Moderator: M. Angeles Villarreal, Specialist in International Trade & Finance, Congressional Research Services

 

Public Investment for Private Good in Latin America (February 26, 2013)

Nancy Rivera: Managing Director of Structured Finance, OPIC

Steven ReedDeputy General Manager, Inter-American Investment Corporation

Eliza EriksonDirector, Investments, Omidyar

Moderator: J.F. Hornbeck, Specialist in International Trade & Finance, Congressional Research Service

 

Development Innovations in the Americas (January 23, 2013)

Maura O’Neill: Chief Innovation Officer, USAID

Moderator: Peter Meyer, Analyst in Latin American Affairs, Congressional Research Service

 

Pathways to Prosperity (December 6, 2012)

Roberta Jacobson: Assistant Secretary, Western Hemisphere Affairs

Ines BustilloWashington Director, UN Economic Commission for Latin America & the Caribbean

Moderator: Mark Sullivan, Specialist in Latin American Affairs, Congressional Research Service

 

Freedom of the Press in Latin America (October 3, 2012)

Dinah Shelton: Commissioner, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Joel Klein: Executive Director, Committee to Protect Journalists

Delphine Halgand: Washington DC Director, Reports Without Borders

Moderator: Clare Ribando Seelke, Specialist in Latin American Affairs, Congressional Research Service

 

State Department’s Global Partnership Initiative (September 11, 2012)

Kris Balderston: Special Representative for Global Partnership, State Department

Stephen Keppel: Economics & Financial Content Director, Univision

Radha MuthiahExecutive Director, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Moderator: Marian Lawson, Analyst in Foreign Assistance, Congressional Research Service

 

Microfinance & Public-Private Sector Partnerships (July 18, 2012)

Robert Kaplan: President & CEO, Inter-American Foundation

Dr. Nancy LeeGeneral Manager, Multilateral Investment Fund, Inter-American Development Bank

Moderator: Curt Tarnoff, Specialist in Foreign Policy, Congressional Research Service

 

The Energy Sector in Latin America (June 7, 2012)

Amb Carlos PascualEnvoy & Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, State Department

Patricia Vasquez: Independent Natural Resources Consultant

Moderator: Neelesh Nerurkar, Specialist in Energy Policy, Congressional Research Service

 

Food Security in Latin America (May 31, 2012)

Paul Weisenfeld: Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau of Food Security, USAID

Heather Hanson: Vice President for Public Policy, World Food Program USA

Stephanie Burgos: Senior Policy Advisor, Oxfam America

Moderator: Charles Hanrahan, Senior Specialist in Agricultural Policy, Congressional Research Service

 

The Chronic Displacement Crisis in Latin America (April 26, 2012)

António Guterres: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Moderator: Rhodie Margesson, Specialist in International Humanitarian Policy, Congressional Research Service

 

US Priorities at the VI Summit of the Americas (March 22, 2012)

Dr. Paul StocktonAssistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs, Department of Defense

Amb Carmen LomellinU.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States

Moderator: Peter Hakim, President Emeritus, Inter-American Dialogue

 

Refugees, Displacement & Hemispheric Stability (March 6, 2012)

Richard E. Scott: Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Mary DeLorey: Regional Representative, Latin America & Caribbean Region, Catholic Relief Services

Michel Gabaudan: President, Refugees International

Moderator: Elizabeth Ferris, Brookings Institution

 

The 3-Ds in Latin America (Feb 16, 2012)

The Common Purpose of Defense, Development, & Diplomacy in US Aid to Latin America

Hon. Mark L. SchneiderSenior Vice President, International Crisis Group

Ret. Col. John (Jay) CopeSenior Research Fellow, National Defense University

Dr. Thomas BruneauProfessor of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School

Moderator: Mark Sullivan, Specialist in Latin American Affairs, Congressional Research Service
 

US Foreign Aid & Hemispheric Stability (Feb 2, 2012)

Cynthia Arnson: Director, Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars

Stephen JohnsonDirector, Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Moderator: Michael Shifter, President, Inter-American Dialogue