Dec 05, 2013 7:00 PM,
Speaker: John Dinges, Columbia University School of Journalism
This seminar will focus on the establishment news media and governments that are on a collision course in a number of Latin American countries. At the heart of the conflicts is government rejectionof theclassic role of independent and ideologically diverse news media as a check on government power and a forum or “voice” forallcitizens
Dec 03, 2013 12:30 PM,
Maria Eugenia Carrera ,2013 Human Rights Advocate and Coordinator, Forensic Area Division, Centro de Análisis Forense y Ciencias Aplicadas
Kate Doyle, Senior Analyst, National Secuity Archive
María Eugenia Carrera and Kate Doyle will speak about transitional justice in Guatemala, including this year's trial of former president EfraínRíos Montt. Forensic research and the analysis of archives and documentation have been central to transitional justice processes in Guatemala and the speakers will share their work and experiences in pursuing justice and the right to information.
Dec 03, 2013 12:00 PM, 1510 IAB
Speaker: Professor Pavel Vidal Alejandro, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali, Colombia
This presentation explains the goals and transmission mechanisms of monetary policy in Cuba since the early nineties up to the current process of Raul Castro’s reforms. One of the most interesting outcomes in this period has been the parallel circulation of two domestic currencies and the dual exchange rate regime. Today inflation is under control, so the main goal for the monetary reform is to overcome the consequences of a dual currency and exchange rates system.
Dec 02, 2013 6:00 PM,
Speaker: Jose Roberto Ferreira Savoia, Professor of the University of Sao Paulo and former Undersecretary of Complementary Pension in the Ministry of Social Security
In this seminar we will discuss Brazil's structural reforms since the 1990s and the areas where work remains to be done vis-a-vispromoting infrastructure investment. We will also talk about current policies aimed at increasing private sector participation and the outcomes of recent concessions. This session is part of the course of Political, Social, and Economic Development of Brazil.
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