April 10, 2009 · The New School, New York, United States

A one-day seminar to review the recent reports prepared by the Council on Foreign Relations, the Brookings Institution, the Americas Society, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars from the perspective of Latin Americans involved in these issues. These reports were prepared in the United States with few genuine Latin American voices in the process. This seminar seeks to include them in the discussion.


  • Ariel Bergamino, Presidential Advisor to President Tabaré Vázquez of Uruguay
  • Marcelo Brignoni, Representative, Santa Fe Chamber of Deputies, Argentina
  • Lázaro Cárdenas, Former governor of the Michoacan State, Mexico
  • Torcuato Di Tella, former Secretary of Culture in Argentina
  • María Fernanda Espinosa, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations
  • Joao Feres, Instituto Universitario de Pesquisas do Río de Janeiro
  • Greg Grandin, a historian of US-Latin American Relations, New York University
  • Anwar Shaikh, Professor, Department of Economics, The New School
  • Jaime Sorín, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Design, and Urban Planning of the University of Buenos Aires and one of the founders of the Carta Abierta Movement
  • Pablo Solón, Permanent Representative of Bolivia to the United Nations
  • José Luis Valdés Ugalde, Director, Centro de Investigaciones Sobre América del Norte de UNAM, Mexico
  • Federico Vázquez Calero, researcher-advisor, UNDP Regional Project on Political Analysis and Prospective Scenarios

This conference was jointly held with the Janey Program at The New School University.

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