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XIV Annual CAF Conference on the Americas

September 8 and 9, 2010
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington D.C.



2:00 to 2:15 – Session I. Conference Introductory Remarks

 - Enrique García, CAF
 - José Miguel Insulza, OAS
 - Michael Shifter, Inter-American Dialogue

2:15 to 2:45 – Special Session

Address by The Honorable Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico

2:45 to 4:30 – Session II. “The Evolution of U.S. Policy toward Latin America”

Additional Resources
Event Summary of the 2010 CAF Conference on the Americas

Rising Confidence in Latin America, Report on the XIV Annual Conference (Published January 2011)

IN THE PRESS: The CAF Conference was mentioned in The Wall Street Journal, NewsWest and Derecho a Voz.

Moderator: Carla A. Hills, Hills & Company

 Lead-off Speakers:

 - Arturo Valenzuela, US Assistant Secretary of State
 - Francisco Sanchez, Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade
 - Gil Kerlikowske, Director, White House Office of National Drug Policy Control

4:30 to 6:15 – Session III.  “Elections and Political Trends”

Moderator: Michael Shifter

Lead-off Speakers:

 - Paulo Sotero, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
 - Patricio Navia, New York University
 - Ana María Sanjuan, Universidad Central de Venezuela (Venezuela)
 - Mauricio Vargas, Former Director of Semana and Cambio (Colombia)


8:30 to 10:45 – Session IV.  “The Future of Latin America: Economic and Social Challenges over the Next 10 Years”

Moderator: Enrique García, CAF

Lead-off Speakers:

 - Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary, UN-ECLAC
 - Santiago Levy, Vice President, Inter-American Development Bank
 - Guillermo Perry, Former Finance Minister of Colombia
 - Harinder Kohli, President and CEO, Centennial Group

10:45 to 12:30 – Session V. “Latin America’s Role in the Global Scenario” 

Moderator: María Emma Mejía, Former Foreign Minister of Colombia

Lead-off Speakers:

 - Luiz Felipe Lampreia, Former Foreign Minister of Brazil
 - Francisco Carrión, Ambassador of Ecuador to the UN
 - Sergio Abreu, Senator, Uruguay
 - Alfredo Barnechea, Political Analyst and Writer, Peru

1:00 to 3:00 – Working Lunch: “The Challenges for Democracy in Latin America”

Moderator: Carlos Mesa, Former President of Bolivia

Keynote Speakers:

 - Martín Torrijos, Former President of Panama
 - José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the OAS