XVI Annual CAF Conference

September 5, 2012

2:00 to 2:15


Conference Introductory Remarks

Enrique García, President, CAF-Development Bank of Latin America
Jose Miguel Insulza, Organization of American States
Michael Shifter, Inter-American Dialogue


2:15 to 3:00


Keynote Address

Introduction:   Carla A. Hills, Inter-American Dialogue Co-Chair and CEO, Hills & Company
Address:   Leonel Fernández, Former President of the Dominican Republic


3:30 to 5:00


Session II. “The emergence of the new global South”

Moderator:   Chris Alden, Professor, London School of Economics
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”

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


September 5, 2012

8:30 to 9:30


Breakfast Discussion: “The US Presidential Elections and Latin America”

Moderator:   Michael Shifter, President, Inter-American Dialogue
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”

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

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



2:00 to 2:20


Keynote Address: “Perspectives on Inter-American Relations”

    Jimmy Carter, Former President of the United States

2:20 to 3:00


 Moderated Conversation

 Moderator:    Claudia Palacios, Senior Anchor, CNN
 Speakers:    Jimmy Carter, Former President of the United States
     José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General, Organization of American States