The Organization of American States, The World Affairs Council of Washington, DC, and The Center for Latin American Issues cordially invite you to attend a symposium on:

“Security in the Americas: Our Hemispheric Neighborhood”

Wednesday, May 21, 2003
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
OAS Hall of the Americas,
17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW,
Washington, D.C.

The Office of External Relations of the Organization of American States


 8:45 a.m. Registration
 9:00 a.m. Introduction
Eduardo Del Buey,
Director, Office of External Relations  
 9:05 a.m. Opening Remarks
Dr. César Gaviria,
Secretary General, Organization of American States
 9:20 a.m. Panel Presentations

Moderator: Anthony DePalma,
The New York Times  

:: Ambassador Miguel Ruiz-Cabañas,

Permanent Representative of Mexico to the OAS and Chair of the OAS Committee on Hemispheric Security
The OAS: Managing Hemispheric Security

:: Dr. Joseph Tulchin,
Director, Latin American Program, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
The Possibilities of Cooperation in Hemispheric Security  

:: Dr. Ivelaw Griffith,
Dean of The Honors College and Professor of Political Science at Florida International University (FIU)
Illicit Arms-Trafficking in the Caribbean

:: Paul R. Gully, MB, ChB, FRCPC,
Senior Director General, Population and Public Health Branch, Canada
Health and Security

 11:30 a.m. Question and Answer Period  
 12:00 p.m. Adjournment


To attend: Please register your name, affiliation, and e-mail address with the World Affairs Council.

By mail to:
World Affairs Council, 1800 K Street, NW, Suite 1014, Washington, DC 20006

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By e-mail: [email protected]


The World Affairs Council of Washington, DC
The Center for Latin American Issues at The George Washington University