2014 Lecture Series of the Americas

Rector UNAM"Economic and Social Outlook of Latin America and the Caribbean"
55 Lecture of the Americas
- April 23, 2014

Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group

Rector UNAM"The Role of the International Court of Justice in World Affairs: Successes and Challenges"
54 Lecture of the Americas
- April 10, 2014

Judge Peter Tomka, President, International Court of Justice (ICJ)

Rector UNAM"Forging Peace in the Next Generation: Strategies for Youth Engagement"
53 Lecture of the Americas
- January 30, 2014

Ron Burton, President, Rotary International

2013 Lecture Series of the Americas

Rector UNAM"Making Migration a Positive Factor for Development in the Americas"
52 Lecture of the Americas
- September 30, 2013

William Lacy Swing, Director-General, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Rector UNAM"Promoting Human Development and Quality Education in the Americas"
51 Lecture of the Americas - April 19, 2013

Irina Bokova, Director-General, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

2012 Lecture Series of the Americas

Rector UNAM"EU-LAC Relations: Towards a Renewed Partnership of Cooperation"
50 Lecture of the Americas - November 30, 2012

Benita Ferrero-Waldner, President of EU-LAC Foundation

OAS Logo"25 Years after the Esquipulas Agreements: Opportunities and Challenges in Central America"
49 Lecture of the Americas - August 14, 2012

Oscar Arias, former President of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace Prize

Vinicio Cerezo, former President of Guatemala

              Comments by Arturo Cruz, former Ambassador of Nicaragua in the United States and Canada
              and Professor at INCAE (Spanish only)      


Rector UNAM"Education and Development in the Americas"
48 Lecture of the Americas
- June 19, 2012

Jose Narro Robles, President of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)


"The OAS: Working for the Benefit of Citizens of the Americas"
47 Lecture Series of the Americas - May 14-15, 2012



Alberto Aleman Zubieta"The Panama Canal: Furthering Development in the Americas"
46 Lecture of the Americas- March 13, 2012

Alberto Aleman Zubieta, Administrator of the Panama Canal

              Comments by Jeff Keever, Senior Deputy Executive Director, External Affairs,
              Virginia Port Authority

              Ambassador Dario Paya, Permanent Representative of Chile to the OAS

2011 Lecture Series of the Americas

Christiana Figueres"What the Americas Can and Must Do"
45 Lecture of the Americas - May 13, 2011

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)


Jean Ping"Regional Perspectives on Democracy: Celebrating Ten Years of the Inter-American Democratic Charter"
44 Lecture of the Americas - April 15, 2011

Jean Ping, Chairperson, African Union Commission (AU)

2010 Lecture Series of the Americas

OAS Logo"Presentation of the OECD Latin American Economic Outlook 2011. How Middle Class is Latin America?"
43 Lecture of the Americas - December 6, 2010

Angel Gurria, Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)


OAS Logo
"Deciding our Destiny
42 Lecture of the Americas - October 5, 2010

Angeles Mastretta, Mexican writer and journalist


Logo of OAS"Perspectives from City Hall: Better Cities for Better Lives
41 Lecture of the Americas - September 14, 2010

Oscar Luis Castañeda, Mayor of Lima, Perú, Desmond McKenzie, Mayor of Kingston, Jamaica and Enrique Peñalosa, Former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia


Juan Pablo De Laiglesia"Post Madrid Summit: Perspectives on the Future Relations between Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean
40 Lecture of the Americas
- June 4, 2010

Juan Pablo De Laiglesia, Spain's Secretary of State for Ibero-America


Thomas Buergenthal"Never Again: Understanding the Past to Prevent Future Genocide
Thirty Ninth Lecture - April 14, 2010

Thomas Buergenthal, Specialist in international law and human rights law, Judge on the International Court of Justice at The Hague

2009 Lecture Series of the Americas

Alicia BarcenaThirty Eighth Lecture - October 5, 2009
"In Search of Solutions to the Financial Crisis: Measures Taken and Future Challenges”

Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Jennifer Mary ShipleyThirty Seventh Lecture - September 22, 2009
"Peace, Security and Participation: The Case for Shared Societies"

Jennifer Mary Shipley, Ex Prime Minister of New Zealand

Jean-Louis BruguiereThirty Sixth Lecture - 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

Luigi R. EinaudiThirty Fifth Lecture - May 14, 2009 (Universidad San Martín de Porres – Lima, Perú)
“The Relations between the Americas and the United States and Post V Summit"

Luigi R. Einaudi, Former OAS Assistant Secretary General

Terry DavisThirty Fourth Lecture - March 18, 2009
"The Universality of Human Rights and the Work of the Council of Europe"

Terry Davis, Secretary General, Council of Europe

Thirty Third Lecture - 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

Rafael Rangel Sostmann
Michael M. Crow
Raúl Bao García

Luis Alberto MorenoThirty Second Lecture - 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

Robert B. ZoellickThirty First Lecture - December 8, 2008
"A Conversation on the Inter-American Agenda"

Robert B. Zoellick, President of the World Bank Group

Roberto RodriguesThirtieth Lecture - 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

Josette SheeranTwenty Ninth Lecture - July 29, 2008
 “Confronting the Challenge of the Global Food Crisis in the Americas"

Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the World Food Program

James AnayaTwenty Eighth Lecture, - 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

Bill RichardsonTwenty Seventh Lecture, - April 1, 2008
 “Immigration and Hemispheric Affairs"

Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico and Former U.S. Presidential Candidate

Eduardo SteinTwenty Sixth Lecture - March 25, 2008
"The Political Strategy for Governance: The Importance of the Regional Context"

Eduardo Stein, Former Vice-President of Guatemala

2007 Lecture Series of the Americas

Joseph StiglitzTwenty Fifth Lecture - December 17, 2007 (Lima - Peru)
“Development Challenges in a Globalized World"

Joseph Stiglitz, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics

Matilde RibeiroTwenty Fourth Lecture - December 4, 2007
“Combating racism and discrimination: A Policy of Inclusion”

Matilde Ribeiro, Brazil’s Special Secretary for the Promotion of Racial Equality Policies

Kemal DervisTwenty Third Lecture - 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

Wan ExiangTwenty Second Lecture - 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

Ricardo Lagos EscobarTwenty First Lecture - July 19, 2007
“Latin America’s Future Challenges”

Ricardo Lagos Escobar, Former President of Chile

Trinidad JiménezTwentieth Lecture - May 24, 2007
“Spain and the Americas: A Story for the Future”

Trinidad Jiménez, Spain’s Secretary of State for Ibero-America

Nineteenth Lecture - 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

Fidel Chávez Mena Oscar Santamaría

Soledad AlvearEighteenth Lecture - 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

Huguette LabelleSeventeenth Lecture - November 28, 2006
“Beyond Words and Paper: Why the Americas Must Act Against Corruption”

Huguette Labelle, President of Transparency International

George SorosSixteenth Lecture - October 3, 2006
“Challenges to Open Society”

George Soros, Chairman of the Open Society Institute

Jeffrey M. PuryearFifteenth Lecture - 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 Americas (PREAL)

Nicholas NegroponteFourteenth Lecture - 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

Baltasar GarzónThirteenth Lecture - April 18, 2006
“Judicial Power and Impunity”

Baltasar Garzón, Spanish investigating judge

Fernando Henrique CardosoTwelfth Lecture - March 30, 2006
"The State of Democracy in Latin America"

Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former President of Brazil

Jeffrey SachsEleventh Lecture - 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

Cheng SiweiTenth Lecture - 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

George AlleyneNinth Lecture - October 11, 2005
"Health for Development"

George Alleyne, Director Emeritus of the Pan-American Health Organization

Felipe GonzalezEighth Lecture - September 13, 2005
"Challenges Confronting Latin America and the Caribbean"

Felipe Gonzalez, former President of Spain

José Miguel InsulzaSeventh Lecture - 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

Alejandro Miró QuesadaSixth Lecture, - June 28, 2005
"Journalism and Good Governance in Latin America and The Caribbean"

Alejandro Miró Quesada, President of the Inter-American Press Association

John TaylorFifth Lecture - May 17, 2005
"Latin America: From Economic Crisis to Economic Growth"

John Taylor, former Under Secretary of the US Treasury for International Affairs

Derek WalcottFourth Lecture - April 12, 2005
"An Integrated Americas: A Caribbean View"

Derek Walcott, Nobel Literature Laureate

Philippe KirschThird Lecture - March 31, 2005
"International Criminal Court and the Enforcement of International Justice"

Philippe Kirsch, President of the International Criminal Court

Enrique IglesiasSecond Lecture - February 8, 2005
"The Americas: From Economic Integration to Full Cooperation"

Enrique Iglesias, former President of the Inter-American Development Bank

Jimmy CarterFirst Lecture - January 25, 2005
“Promise and Peril of Democracy”

Jimmy Carter, former President of the United States