Fifth Annual Latin America Conference

 Fifth Annual Latin America Conference
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 

InterContinental Hotel
Versailles Room
100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, Florida

7:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Conference and Luncheon


Conference Agenda

 7:45 a.m.  – Registration & Continental Breakfast 
 8:15 a.m.  – Welcome Remarks:

Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy

8:20 a.m.  – Opening Speaker:

Arturo Valenzuela, Assistant Secretary, Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State

8:50 a.m. –   Featured Speaker:

Augusto de la Torre, Chief Economist, Latin America and the Caribbean, The World Bank 

 9:20 a.m. –  The Social, Economic and Political Agenda for the Region


Graciana del Castillo, Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University, New York

Carlos Alberto Montaner, Journalist and Writer, Madrid

Michael Shifter, President, The Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, D.C. 

10:30 a.m.  –  Featured Speaker: 

H.E. Gabriel Silva, Minister of Defense, Republic of Colombia

11:00 a.m.  –  Coffee Break
11:15 a.m.  –  Featured Speaker:

Hon. Carmen Lomellin, U.S. Permanent Representative, Organization of American States

 11:45 a.m.  U.S.-Latin America Relations under the Obama Administration


Carlos Gutiérrez, Non-Resident Scholar, Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, University of Miami; Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce

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 Assistant Secretary, Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State

 12:55 p.m. –  Closing Speaker:

 Hon. Peter Kent, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas), Government of Canada

 1:25 p.m. –  Break for luncheon

Luncheon Program

 1:30 p.m. –  Luncheon served
2:15 p.m. –  Luncheon Speaker:

H.E. Porfirio Lobo, President, Republic of Honduras

 3:00 p.m. –  Conference concludes

For more information, please call Isabel Artime at (305) 284-9918, or visit our website at .

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