2012 Lecture Series of the Americas
- November 30, 2012
"EU-LAC Relations: Towards a Renewed Partnership of Cooperation"
President of EU-LAC Foundation
- August 14, 2012
"25 Years after the Esquipulas Agreements: Opportunities and
Challenges in Central America
Oscar Arias, former President of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace Prize
Vinicio Cerezo, former President of Guatemala
Arturo Cruz, former Ambassador of Nicaragua in the United States and
Canada and Professor at INCAE (Spanish only)
- June 19, 2012
"Education and Development in the Americas"
President of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Seventh Lecture - May 14-15, 2012
OAS: Working for the Benefit of Citizens of the Americas
", May 14-15,
- March 13, 2012
"The Panama Canal: Furthering Development in the Americas
Alberto Aleman Zubieta,
Administrator of the Panama Canal
Senior Deputy Executive Director, External Affairs, Virginia Port
Ambassador Dario Paya,
Permanent Representative of Chile to the OAS
2011 Lecture Series of the Americas
- May 13, 2011
"What the Americas Can and Must Do"
Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate
- April 15, 2011
"Regional Perspectives on Democracy: Celebrating Ten Years of the
Inter-American Democratic Charter"
Chairperson, African Union Commission (AU)
2010 Lecture Series of the Americas
- December 6, 2010
"Presentation of the OECD Latin American Economic Outlook 2011. How Middle Class is Latin America?
Angel Gurria, Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
- October 5, 2010
"Deciding our Destiny”
Angeles Mastretta, Mexican writer and journalist
- September 14, 2010
"Perspectives from City Hall: Better Cities for Better Lives”
Oscar Luis Castañeda, Mayor of Lima, Perú,
Desmond McKenzie, Mayor of Kingston, Jamaica and Enrique Peñalosa,
Former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia
- June 4, 2010
"Post Madrid Summit: Perspectives on the Future Relations between Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean”
Juan Pablo De Laiglesia, Spain's Secretary of State for Ibero-America
- April 14, 2010
"Never Again: Understanding the Past to Prevent Future Genocide”
Thomas Buergenthal, Specialist in international
law and human rights law, Judge on the International Court of Justice at The
2009 Lecture Series of the Americas
- October 5, 2009
"In Search of Solutions to the Financial Crisis: Measures Taken and Future
Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary, Economic
Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
- September 22, 2009
"Peace, Security and Participation: The Case for Shared Societies"
Jennifer Mary Shipley, Ex Prime Minister of New
- June 22, 2009
“The Fight against Terrorism and the Promotion of Democratic Values"
Jean-Louis Bruguiere, former Vice President, terrorism section, Paris
Court of High Claims
- May 14, 2009 (Universidad San Martín de Porres –
“The Relations between the Americas and the United States and Post V Summit"
Luigi R. Einaudi, Former OAS Assistant Secretary General
- March 18, 2009
"The Universality of Human Rights and the Work of the
Council of Europe"
Terry Davis, Secretary General, Council of Europe
- February 4, 2009
"The Challenges of Globalization and the New Role of
Universities in the Hemisphere"
Rafael Rangel Sostmann, Rector, Instituto Tecnológico y d0e Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Michael M. Crow, President, Arizona State University
Raúl Bao García, President, Universidad San Martín de Porres, Lima, Peru
January 12, 2009
"The Financial Crisis and its Impact on the Americas"
Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank
2008 Lecture Series of the Americas
December 8, 2008
"A Conversation on the Inter-American Agenda"
Robert B. Zoellick, President of the World Bank Group
October 28, 2008
"Facing Energy Security in the Americas through Agroenergy Sources"
Roberto Rodrigues, Former Minister of Agriculture and Co-President of the Inter-American Ethanol Commission
July 29, 2008
“Confronting the Challenge of the Global Food Crisis in the Americas"
Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the World Food Program
April 17, 2008
“Indigenous Peoples and their Contribution to the International
Human Rights System"
James Anaya, Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy and U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous Peoples
April 1, 2008
“Immigration and Hemispheric Affairs"
Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico and Former U.S. Presidential Candidate
March 25, 2008
"The Political Strategy for Governance: The Importance of the
Eduardo Stein, Former Vice-President of Guatemala
2007 Lecture Series of the Americas
December 17, 2007 (Lima - Peru)
“Development Challenges in a Globalized World"
Joseph Stiglitz, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics
December 4, 2007
“Combating racism and discrimination: A Policy of Inclusion”
Matilde Ribeiro, Brazil’s Special Secretary for the Promotion of Racial Equality Policies
October 23, 2007
“Financial Markets, Social Justice and Democracy: Where is the path to
equitable and sustainable growth?”
Kemal Dervis, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Administrator
September 25, 2007
“Judicial Reform in China: Latest Developments and Potential Challenges”
Wan Exiang, Vice President of the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China
July 19, 2007
“Latin America’s Future Challenges”
Ricardo Lagos Escobar, Former President of Chile
May 24, 2007
“Spain and the Americas: A Story for the Future”
Spain’s Secretary of State for Ibero-America
February 16, 2007
“Reconciliation Processes in the Americas: The Case of El Salvador”
Fidel Chávez Mena,
Former Foreign Minister of El Salvador
Oscar Santamaría, Former Foreign Minister of El Salvador
January 23, 2007
“The Participation of Women in Politics in the Americas”
Soledad Alvear, Chilean Senator and former Foreign Minister of Chile
2006 Lecture Series of the Americas
November 28, 2006
“Beyond Words and Paper: Why the Americas Must Act Against Corruption”
Huguette Labelle, President of Transparency International
October 3, 2006
“Challenges to Open Society”
George Soros, Chairman of the Open Society Institute
August 29, 2006 (Lima, Perú)
“Challenges of the Education in Latin America and the Caribbean”
Jeffrey M. Puryear, Vice President for social policy at the
Inter-American Dialogue and director of the Inter-American Dialogue's
Education Program - The Partnership for Educational Revitalization in the
July 25, 2006
“One Laptop per Child”
Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab and Director of the One Lap-Top per Child initiative
April 18, 2006
“Judicial Power and Impunity”
Baltasar Garzón, Spanish investigating judge
March 30, 2006
"The State of Democracy in Latin America"
Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former President of Brazil
- March 14, 2006
"New Approaches to Economic Directions in Latin America"
Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Earth Institute at Columbia University, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management and Special Advisor to the UN on the Millennium Development Goals
2005 Lecture Series of the Americas
December 6, 2005
"China and Latin America and the Caribbean: A Promising Future"
Cheng Siwei, Vice President of the National Congress of the People’s Republic of China
- October 11, 2005
"Health for Development"
George Alleyne, Director Emeritus of the Pan-American Health Organization
September 13, 2005
"Challenges Confronting Latin America and the Caribbean"
Felipe Gonzalez, former President of Spain
July 15, 2005 (Universidad San Martín de Porres en Lima, Perú)
"Hemispheric Integration: An Overview of Challenges and Perspectives"
José Miguel Insulza, OAS Secretary General
June 28, 2005
"Journalism and Good Governance in Latin America and The Caribbean"
Alejandro Miró Quesada, President of the Inter-American Press Association
May 17, 2005
"Latin America: From Economic Crisis to Economic Growth"
John Taylor, former Under Secretary of the US Treasury for International Affairs
April 12, 2005
"An Integrated Americas: A Caribbean View"
Derek Walcott, Nobel Literature Laureate
March 31, 2005
"International Criminal Court and the Enforcement of International Justice"
Philippe Kirsch, President of the International Criminal Court
February 8, 2005
"The Americas: From Economic Integration to Full Cooperation"
Enrique Iglesias, former President of the Inter-American Development Bank
January 25, 2005
“Promise and Peril of Democracy”
Jimmy Carter, former President of the United States