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XVI Annual CAF Conference

XVI Annual CAF Conference
September 5 and 6, 2012
Willard Intercontinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW – Washington, DC




2:00 to 2:15 – Session I. Conference Introductory Remarks (click for audio)

- Enrique García, CAF
- Jose Miguel Insulza, Organization of American States
- Michael Shifter, Inter-American Dialogue

2:15 to 3:00 – Keynote Address (click for audio)

Moderator: Carla A. Hills, Inter-American Dialogue Co-Chair and CEO, Hills & Company

Keynote address: Leonel Fernández, Former President of the Dominican Republic

3:30 to 5:00 – Session II. “The emergence of the new global South” (click for audio)

Moderator: Chris Alden, Professor, London School of Economics

Lead-off Speakers:

     - Changyong Rhee, Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank
     - Mzukisi Qobo, Professor, University of Pretoria
     - Lu Bo, Deputy Director, American Economic Affairs, CAITEC, China
     - Augusto de la Torre, Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank
     - Harinder Kohli, President, Emerging Markets

5:00 to 6:30 – Session III. “Elections and Political Trends in Latin America: Focus on Mexico and  
                       Venezuela” (click for audio)

Moderator: Victor Rico, Special Advisor to the President, CAF-Development Bank of Latin America

Lead-off Speakers:

     - Rosario Green, Senator, Mexico
     - Lázaro Cárdenas, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center International Center for Scholars
     - Ana María Sanjuan, Senior Executive, CAF
     - Luis Vicente León, Director, Datanálisis
     - Kevin Casas-Zamora, Secretary of Political Affairs, OAS


8:30 to 9:30 – Breakfast Discussion: "The US Presidential Elections and Latin America"
(click for audio)

Moderator: Michael Shifter, President, Inter-American Dialogue

Lead-off Speakers:

     - Clifford Sobel, Former US Ambassador to Brazil
     - Dan Restrepo, Former Director of Western Hemisphere Affairs, National Security Council

Commentator: Charles Shapiro, President, Institute of the Americas

9:45 to 11:15 – Session IV. “Is this Latin America's decade? Pending development challenges”
(click for audio)

Moderator: Enrique García, President, CAF-Development Bank of Latin America

Lead-off Speakers:

     - Luis Miguel Castilla, Minister of Economy and Finance, Peru
     - Alejandro Foxley, President, CIEPLAN
     - Hasan Tuluy, Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank
     - Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank
     - Mario Pezzini, Director, OECD Development Centre

11:15 to 12:45 – Session V. "The Vision of New Leaders on Key Challenges for Latin American
                           Societies: Violence, Transnational Crime, and Drugs" (click for audio)

Moderator: Moisés Naím, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Lead-off Speakers

     - Luciana León, Member of Congress, Peru
     - Diego Cánepa, Secretary to the President, Uruguay
     - Daniel Mejía, Professor, Universidad de los Andes
     - Fernando Carrera, Head of Secretary of Planning, Guatemala
     - Alejandro Hope, Director of Project "Less Crime, Less Punishment," México Evalua and IMCO

1:00 to 2:00 - Lunch

2:00 to 2:20 - Keynote Address: "Perspectives on Inter-American Relations" (click for audio)

                       (click here for full transcript)

           Jimmy Carter, Former President of the United States

2:20 to 3:00 - Moderated Conversation (click for audio)

Moderator: Claudia Palacios, Senior Anchor, CNN


        - Jimmy Carter, Former President of the United States
        - José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General, Organization of American States
Additional Resources

Is Latin America Ready for the Next Decade? Inter-American Dialogue, March 2012.

A Decade of Change: Political, Economic, and Social Developments in Western Hemisphere Affairs, Inter-American Dialogue, September 2011.

• Visit the 
2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008 CAF Conference webpages.