2012 Speakers

Jose Narro RoblesJose Narro Robles, President of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Forty Eighth Lecture - "Education and Development in the Americas”
June 19, 2012

2011 Speakers

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

Forty Fifth Lecture - "What Americas Can and Must Do”
May 13, 2011

2010 Speakers

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

Forty Third Lecture - "Presentation of the OECD Latin American Outlook 2011”
December 6, 2010

Angeles MastrettaAngeles Mastretta, Mexican writer and journalist

Forty Second Lecture - "Deciding our Destiny”
October 5, 2010

Enrique Peñalosa, Former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia

Forty First Lecture - "Perspectives from City Hall: Better Cities for Better Lives”
September 14, 2010

Logo OEADesmond A. McKenzie, Mayor of Kingston and Saint Andrew Corporation, Jamaica

Forty First Lecture - "Perspectives from City Hall: Better Cities for Better Lives”
September 14, 2010

Logo OEAOscar Luis Castañeda, Mayor of Lima, Perú

Forty First Lecture - "Perspectives from City Hall: Better Cities for Better Lives”
September 14, 2010

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

Fortieth Lecture - "Post Madrid Summit: Perspectives on the Future Relations between Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean”
June 4, 2010

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

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

2009 Speakers

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

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

Jennifer Mary ShipleyJennifer Mary Shipley, Ex Prime Minister of New Zealand

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

Jean-Louis BruguiereJean-Louis Bruguiere, former Vice President, terrorism section, Paris Court of High Claims

Thirty Sixth Lecture - “The Fight against Terrorism and the Promotion of Democratic Values"
June 22, 2009

Luigi R. EinaudiLuigi R. Einaudi, Former OAS Assistant Secretary General

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

Terry DavisTerry Davis, Secretary General, Council of Europe

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

Raúl Bao GarcíaRaúl Bao García, President, Universidad San Martín de Porres, Lima, Peru

Thirty Third Lecture - "The Challenges of Globalization and the New Role of Universities in the Hemisphere"
February 4, 2009

Michael M. CrowMichael M. Crow, President, Arizona State University

Thirty Third Lecture - "The Challenges of Globalization and the New Role of Universities in the Hemisphere"
February 4, 2009

Rafael Rangel SostmannRafael Rangel Sostmann, Rector, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Thirty Third Lecture - "The Challenges of Globalization and the New Role of Universities in the Hemisphere"
February 4, 2009

Luis Alberto MorenoLuis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank  

Thirty-second Lecture - "The Financial Crisis and its Impact on the Americas"
January 12, 2009

2008 Speakers

Robert B. ZoellickRobert B. Zoellick, President of the World Bank Group

Thirty First Lecture - "A Conversation on the Inter-American Agenda"
December 8, 2008

Roberto RodriguesRoberto Rodrigues, Former Minister of Agriculture and Co-President of the Inter-American Ethanol Commission

Thirtieth Lecture - "Facing Energy Security in the Americas through Agroenergy Sources"
October 28, 2008

Josette SheeranJosette Sheeran, Executive Director of the World Food Program

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

James AnayaJames 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

Twenty Eighth Lecture - “Indigenous Peoples and their Contribution to the International Human Rights System"
April 17, 2008

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

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

Eduardo SteinEduardo Stein, Former Vice-President of Guatemala

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

2007 Speakers

Joseph StiglitzJoseph Stiglitz, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics

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

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

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

Kemal DervisKemal Dervis, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Administrator

Twenty Third Lecture -“Financial Markets, Social Justice and Democracy: Where is the path to equitable and sustainable growth?”
October 23, 2007

Wan ExiangWan Exiang, Vice President of the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China

Twenty Second Lecture -“Judicial Reform in China: Latest Developments and Potential Challenges”
September 25, 2007

Ricardo Lagos EscobarRicardo Lagos Escobar, Former President of Chile

Twenty First Lecture - “Latin America’s Future Challenges”
July 19, 2007

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

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

Oscar SantamaríaOscar Santamaría, Former Foreign Minister of El Salvador

Nineteenth Lecture - “Reconciliation Processes in the Americas: The Case of El Salvador”
February 16, 2007

Fidel Chávez MenaFidel Chávez Mena, Former Foreign Minister of El Salvador

Nineteenth Lecture - “Reconciliation Processes in the Americas: The Case of El Salvador”
February 16, 2007

Soledad AlvearSoledad Alvear, Chilean Senator and former Foreign Minister of Chile

Eighteenth Lecture - “The Participation of Women in Politics in the Americas”
January 23, 2007

2006 Speakers

Huguette LabelleHuguette Labelle, President of Transparency International

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

George SorosGeorge Soros, Chairman of the Open Society Institute

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

Jeffrey M. PuryearJeffrey 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)

Fifteenth Lecture - “Challenges of the Education in Latin America and the Caribbean”
August 29, 2006 (Lima, Perú)

Nicholas NegroponteNicholas Negroponte, founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab and Director of the One Lap-Top per Child initiative

Fourteenth Lecture - “One Laptop per Child”
July 25, 2006

Baltasar GarzónBaltasar Garzón, Spanish investigating judge

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

Fernando Henrique CardosoFernando Henrique Cardoso, former President of Brazil

Twelfth Lecture - "The State of Democracy in Latin America"
March 30, 2006

Jeffrey SachsJeffrey 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

Eleventh Lecture - "New Approaches to Economic Directions in Latin America"
March 14, 2006

2005 Speakers

Cheng SiweiCheng Siwei, Vice President of the National Congress of the People’s Republic of China

Tenth Lecture - "China and Latin America and the Caribbean: A Promising Future"
December 6, 2005

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

Ninth Lecture - "Health for Development"
October 11, 2005

Felipe GonzalezFelipe Gonzalez, former President of Spain

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

José Miguel InsulzaJosé Miguel Insulza, OAS Secretary General

Seventh Lecture - "Hemispheric Integration: An Overview of Challenges and Perspectives"
July 15, 2005 (Universidad San Martín de Porres en Lima, Perú)

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

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

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

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

Derek WalcottDerek Walcott, Nobel Literature Laureate

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

Philippe KirschPhilippe Kirsch, President of the International Criminal Court

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

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

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

Jimmy CarterJimmy Carter, former President of the United States

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