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Program Summaries

AQ Miami Launch: Trade and Social Mobility with an Update on Cuba

Thursday, May 1, 2008

At the Miami launch of the latest issue of Americas Quarterly, a panel moderated by Miami Herald columnist Andrés Oppenheimer examined Latin American social mobility and hemispheric trade policy, as well as Cuba’s economic outlook following Raúl Castro’s accession. ... Read More

Insurance and Credit Markets: Expanding Financial Access in Latin America

Monday, April 28, 2008

AS/COA’s second microfinance roundtable discussion provided an opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities for expanding its outreach in Latin America. The sector has favored a commercial approach as Latin American microfinance moves beyond the distribution of loans. ... Read More

Panama Fever Book Launch and Roundtable Discussion

Thursday, March 27, 2008

At a COA book launch, panelists shared scientific, political, and historical insights into the Panama Canal’s construction. Matthew Parker, author of Panama Fever: The Epic Story of One of the Greatest Human Achievements of All Time provided context for the discussion through his historical overview beginning with the colonial era. ... Read More

Cuba: What Comes Next?

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Top Cuban experts see no change in sight, despite Raul Castro's formal ascension to power. The COA program examined the new leader's likely priorities and the island's ties with the international community. ... Read More

Panama City: Panama and the Global Economy

Friday, February 29, 2008

At AS/COA's first Latin American Cities Conference in Panama City, speakers and panelists—who included the president and vice president—discussed the future of Panama in the global economy; the growing economic relationship between Panama and the United States; and the role of infrastructure, technology and competitiveness in Panama’s economy. ... Read More

APEC Peru 2008: The Road to Lima

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Peru expects thousands of visitors in conjunction with hosting the 2008 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit. On February 11 and 12, AS/COA held programs in Washington, DC and New York to discuss Peru's economic growth and outlook, the economic opportunities for business in Peru, and the growing importance of APEC in the world. ... Read More

Achievements and Challenges of CSR in Colombia

Wednesday, February 6, 2008  | 

Colombia's private sector has a long history of focusing on social and economic development. COA hosted a several prominent leaders from large Colombian companies to discuss the role of corporate social responsibility and the importance of the pending U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement for enhancing institutional development in Colombia. ... Read More