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The CLAS Latin American Briefing Series brings academic and policy experts to the University of Chicago campus to address important events and issues in contemporary Latin America. The series is supported, in part, by a Department of Education National Resource Center grant to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/University of Chicago Consortium for Latin American Studies and is co-sponsored by the International House Global Voices Program.

The CLAS Latin American Briefing Series brings academic and policy experts to the University of Chicago campus to address important events and issues in contemporary Latin America. The series is supported, in part, by a Department of Education National Resource Center grant to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/University of Chicago Consortium for Latin American Studies and is co-sponsored by the International House Global Voices Program.
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The CLAS Latin American Briefing Series brings academic and policy experts to the University of Chicago campus to address important events and issues in contemporary Latin America. The series is supported, in part, by a Department of Education National Resource Center grant to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/University of Chicago Consortium for Latin American Studies and is co-sponsored by the International House Global Voices Program.

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"The Informal Economy in Mexico" (audio)

5/6/2010
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Santiago Levy is Vice President for Sector and Knowledge at the Inter-American Development Bank and author of the book Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes: Social Policy, Informality and Economic Growth in Mexico. Mr. Levy speaks on the growth of Mexico’s informal economy.

Duration:01:17:58

"Mexican Oil and Gas Policies"

3/4/2009
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A presentation by Adrián Lajous, Former Pemex CEO. Adrián Lajous is Chairman of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, President of Petrométrica, SC and non-Executive Director of Schlumberger, Ternium, Trinity Industries and Grupo Petroquímico Beta. He is senior energy advisor to McKinsey & Company. In 2003-04 he was a Senior Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University and a Visiting Fellow in the Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame during the first...

Duration:01:08:58

"Challenges in Latin America: The Importance of Increased Economic and Political Integration" (audio)

2/4/2009
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A talk by Ambassador Charles S. Shapiro, Senior Coordinator for the Western Hemisphere Free Trade Agreements Task Force, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Ambassador Charles Shapiro was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Department of State's Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (2005-2007) and U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela (February 2002 until August 2004). In addition to his posting as Ambassador to Venezuela, he has served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. embassies...

Duration:00:59:11

"Hugo Chavez y la Realidad Venezolana de Hoy"

10/21/2008
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A talk by Teodoro Petkoff, prominent Venezuelan politician, journalist and economist. From the Center for Latin American Studies.

Duration:02:12:42

"Poverty and Income Inequality in Brazil"

1/28/2008
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A presentation by Ricardo Paes de Barros, University of Chicago Tinker Visiting Professor, and Researcher at the Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA), a public foundation linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management. This lecture stems from a 2006 IPEA report on the "Recent Fall in Income Inequality in Brazil". This report sought to consolidate the recent and dramatic decline in income inequality in Brazil, evaluate its impact and relevance, identify its...

Duration:01:34:21

"Indigenous Rights: The Case of Chiapas"

5/21/2007
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A talk by Jorge Fernandez-Souza, Magistrate Judge, Professor of Law and former Dean of Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, former Delegado of Delegacion Miguel Hidalgo, and lawyer for Bishop Samuel Ruiz in the Chiapas negotiations (1994 – 1997). From the Human Rights in Mexico Series. Sponsored by the Katz Center for Mexican Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, the Human Rights Program, and the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies.

Duration:01:10:06

"The Modern Human Rights Movement in Mexico"

5/17/2007
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A talk by Mariclaire Acosta. Acosta is affiliated with the Organization of American States, co-founder of the Academia Mexicana de Derechos Humanos; founder, Comision Mexicana para la Promocion y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos, and former director of Human Rights in the Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores. From the Human Rights in Mexico Series. Sponsored by the Katz Center for Mexican Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, the Human Rights Program, and the Norman Wait Harris Fund of...

Duration:01:26:20

"U.S.-Cuban Academic Relations Part II: Roundtable Discussion on U.S.-Cuban Academic Exchange"

5/4/2007
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Introduction: Alan Kolata, University of Chicago. Discussants: Stephan Palmie, University of Chicago; Agnes Lugo-Ortiz, University of Chicago; Shannon Dawdy, University of Chicago; Laurie Frederik, University of Chicago; Paul Ryer, University of Chicago. U.S. and Cuban scholars involved in academic, scientific, and cultural research face significant difficulties in maintaining open and thorough dialogue with each other due to restrictions governing travel between the two countries. Such...

Duration:00:59:25

"U.S.-Cuban Academic Relations Part I: The Politics of U.S.-Cuban Exchanges"

5/4/2007
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Wayne Smith, Center for International Policy and Louis Pérez, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. U.S. and Cuban scholars involved in academic, scientific, and cultural research face significant difficulties in maintaining open and thorough dialogue with each other due to restrictions governing travel between the two countries. Such exchanges, however, hold the potential for improved interpretations of our economic, cultural, and historical ties, and ultimately for improved...

Duration:01:44:47

"Labor Rights: The Case of Ciudad Juarez"

5/3/2007
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A talk by Bertha Lujan, Secretaria del Trabajo, Gobierno "Legitimo" de México (de Andrés Manuel López Obrador), former Controlora, Cd. de México (2000-2006), and lead organizer of Frente Auténtico del Trabajo. From the Human Rights in Mexico Series. Sponsored by the Katz Center for Mexican Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, the Human Rights Program, and the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies.

Duration:00:51:36

"Militarization of U.S. Foreign Relations with Latin America: Prospects for Change"

4/17/2007
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A panel discussion with: Lisa Haugaard, Executive Director of the Latin America Working Group; Joy Olson, Executive Director of the Washington Office on Latin America; Adam Isacson, Senior Associate at the Center for International Policy. From the Latin American Briefing Series. Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the International House Global Voices Program.

Duration:01:43:03

"Reflections on Argentina" - Session 3 of "Poverty & Growth: Reflections on Latin America"

2/19/2007
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A three-part workshop with Professor Juan Pablo Nicolini, Winter Tinker Visiting Professor, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies

Duration:01:22:17

"Growth, Poverty and Economic Development" - Session 2 of "Poverty & Growth: Reflections on Latin America" (audio)

2/5/2007
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A three-part workshop with Professor Juan Pablo Nicolini, Winter Tinker Visiting Professor, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies

Duration:01:22:00

"Growth: Evidence and Sources" - Session 1 of "Poverty & Growth: Reflections on Latin America"

1/22/2007
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A three-part workshop with Professor Juan Pablo Nicolini, Winter Tinker Visiting Professor, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies

Duration:01:27:10

"Nicaraguan Presidential Elections: Prospects for the Region"

1/16/2007
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A panel discussion with: Alejandro Bendaña, Centro de Estudios Internacionales, Nicaragua; Michel Gobat, Professor, History, Iowa University; and Rose Spalding, Professor, Political Science, DePaul University From the Center for Latin American Studies' Latin American Briefing Series.

Duration:00:55:47

"Right vs. Left & the Newborn Mexican Democracy: Can the the Three Survive?"

10/16/2006
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A lecture by Lorenzo Meyer, El Colegio de Mexico. Sponsored by the Katz Center for Mexican Studies, the Center for Latin American Studies Latin American Briefing Series, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan.

Duration:01:33:36

"Latin American Elections: Turning Left?"

4/3/2006
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A panel discussion with: Larry Birns (Council on Hemispheric Affairs), Fernando Coronil (University of Michigan) and Mabel Moraña (Washington University); from the Latin American Briefing Series of the Center for Latin American Studies (http://clas.uchicago.edu).

Duration:01:48:18

"Constructing a North American Community"

10/27/2005
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Lecture by Robert Pastor, Director, Center for North American Studies, American University; from the Latin American Briefing Series of the Center for Latin American Studies (http://clas.uchicago.edu).

Duration:01:16:39

"The Weakness of the State in Latin America"

2/22/2005
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Lecture by Fernando Escalante, Tinker Visting Professor in History, University of Chicago and Professor, El Colegio de Mexico; from the Latin American Briefing Series of the Center for Latin American Studies (http://clas.uchicago.edu).

Duration:01:18:37

"NAFTA & Mexico: Ten Years Later"

1/13/2005
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Lecture by Cuauhtemoc Cardenas, founder of Mexico's Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD); from the Latin American Briefing Series of the Center for Latin American Studies (http://clas.uchicago.edu).

Duration:01:19:34