On September 13, 2017, join us at the Hall of the Americas for an expert discussion on democratic governance and corruption to initiate preparations for the VIII Summit of the Americas to be held in Lima, Peru in April 2018.

The Summit of Peru, which has as its central theme “Democratic Governance against Corruption”, will bring together the Heads of State and Government of the Americas, representatives of civil society organizations, indigenous peoples, youth, the private sector, labor unions and other social actors.

The session will be moderated by world-renowned experts who will be answering questions from the audience and to the queries that are made on Twitter @SummitAmericas, using the hashtags #AskSummitAmericas and #MoreDemocracyLessCorruption, and through our Facebook account SummitAmericas.

PROGRAM

3:00 PM

Welcoming remarks by His Excellency Nestor Mendez, OAS Assitant Secretary General

3:10 PM  
Opening remarks by Ambassador Antonio Garcia Revilla, National Coordinator of Peru and Chair of the Summits Process
3:20 PM 

 

Dialogue moderated by Michael Camilleri, Director of the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, Inter-American Dialogue

  Kevin Casas Zamora, Former Vice President of Costa Rica, Senior Fellow, Inter-American Dialogue, co-author of “Beyond the Scandals, The Changing Context of Corruption in Latin America” (IAD, February 2017).
  Jean Michel Arrighi, Secretary of Legal Affairs of the OAS, has participated in the development of inter-American legal instruments against corruption. Also participates in the Follow-up Mechanism for the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC).
  Daniel Kaufmann, President and CEO of Natural Resource Governance Institute, is a pioneer in the field of governance and anti-corruption. He is a member of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative International and serves on the high-level advisory boards serving the Secretary General of the OECD and the President of the IADB.
  Deborah Wetzel, Senior Director of the Governance Global Practice of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD).
   

4:15 PM      Questions and answers session

 

5:00 PM      Closing session

 

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