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  November 21, 2007

A roundtable sponsored by the Organization of American States (OAS) will examine the processes of constitutional reforms in the Americas next Tuesday, November 27, 2007. The event will bring together OAS officials, diplomats, legal experts and academics.

OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza will offer the opening remarks, followed by two panel discussions.

Speakers in the first panel include Jorge Santistevan de Noriega, former Ombudsman of Peru; Gerardo Fernández, Professor of Constitutional Law at Venezuela’s Universidad Central; and Claudio Grossman, Dean of American University’s Washington College of Law. The second panel will be formed by Flavio Darío Espinal, Ambassador of the Dominican Republic in the United Sates; and Ambassador Jorge Valero Briceño, Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the OAS.

The OAS Policy Roundtable Series seeks to link the best in policy thinking to the actions of the OAS in its Permanent Council and General Secretariat through promoting an informed dialogue between policy analysts, practitioners and diplomats.

Using a variety of formats, including lectures, panels, debates and open discussions, the OAS Policy Roundtables also help to inform the community of policy analysts, especially in Washington, DC, about the on-going programs of the institution

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WHAT: Fifth OAS Policy Roundtable: Constitutional Reform in the Americas

WHEN: November 27, 2007

TIME: 3:00-5:00 PM (EST)

WHERE: Hall of the Americas
Organization of American States
17th Street and Constitution Ave., NW
Washington D.C. 20006

Reference: AVI-053/07