Index based on final conference programme.
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JANUARY 16 [Notes]
3:00 - 5:00 Workshops:
Workshop A: School Programs.
Sky Foerster leading. Hotel.
Workshop B: Overview of the
National Geographic Society. At NGS.
Workshop C: Fun Programs
for Councils. (WorldQuest) Jennifer W. Roberts. Hotel.
Workshop D: Councils and the
Terrorist Attacks. Jerry Leach leading. Hotel.
Workshop E: Overview
of Inter-American Development Bank. J. Ferriter. At IDB.
6:00 Opening Reception.
President George W. Bush,
"The Western Hemisphere."
Hall of the Americas of the
Organization of American States.
JANUARY 17 [Notes]
Welcome by IDB President
Andres Bello Auditorium of
Americans Need to Know about Contemporary Latin America
Hakim, President, Inter-American Dialogue
US and Mexico
Ambassador, Juan J. Bremer.
12:30 Leadership Luncheons
Ambassadors or DCMs:
Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican
El Salvador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
Other speakers: Isabel Allende,
Victor Bulmer-Thomas (Director of Chatham House), Asst OAS Secretary General
Luigi Einaudi, Sir Eldon Griffiths, Peter Hakim, President, Inter-American
Dialogue, Amb. John Maisto
(Director for Western Hemisphere, NSC), Amb. Roger Noriega (US Amb. to
OAS), Dagoberto Rodriguez,
Chief, Cuban Interests Section), Burke
Dillon (Exec. VP of IDB).
3:00 Discussion Groups and Workshops
Group 1: Venezuela: Crisis
in the Making? - Mark Falcoff (AEI)
Group 2: Peru's Future:
Up or Down? - Michael Shifter (IAD)
Group 3: NAFTA's
Track Record - Sidney Weintraub (CSIS)
Group 4: Argentina:
Why the Crisis? - Victor Bulmer-Thomas (RIIA)
Group 5: Tackling Corruption
- Nancy Z. Boswell (Transparency International)
Group 6: Status of Women?
- Mayra Buvinic (IDB)
Group 7: Future of the Canal
- Administrator Alberto Aleman
Group 8: Operations Workshop
on Raising Visibility – Jane Wales
Should We End the Embargo of Cuba?
For: William Rogers,
former Under Secretary of State
Against: Dennis K. Hays,
Exec. VP of Cuban-American Foundation
6:30 Isabel Allende, Response
to Cultural Award Presentation at National Geographic Reception. At
NGS Headquarters. [Photo]
JANUARY 18 [Notes]
War on Drugs.
William Brownfield, Dep.
Asst. Sec. of State for Western Hemisphere. At OAS. [Photo]
Trade Area of the Americas.
Amb. Peter Allgeier,
Dep. US Trade Rep.
Hall of the Americas of the
Business in Latin America.
Thomas "Mack" McLarty,
Kissinger McLarty Associates.
Edward Young, Senior
Joseph Ha, Vice-President,
Hall of Flags of the US Chamber
3:00 Discussion Groups and Workshops.
Group 9: Terrorism
in Latin America - Steve Monblatt (State)
Group 10: Brazil: Regional
Superpower? - Paolo Sotero (Sao Paolo journalist)
Group 11: Human Rights:
Improving or Not? Jose Vivanco (HRW)
Group 12: Democracy
in Latin America: Real or Apparent? - Howard Wiarda (CSIS)
Group 13: Hemispheric Migration
& Immigration - Susan Martin (Georgetown U)
Group 14: Megacities and Urbanization
- Ellen Brennan-Galvin (UN Population Div.)
Group 15: Microenterprise:
Lending to the Poor-Maria Otero (Accion)
Group 16: Operations Wrkshp:
Relations with State & Congress – Jerry Leach
Future of Colombia.
- Amb. Luis Alberto Moreno or DCM Juan Orduz Estaban
- Amb. Charles A. (Tony) Gillespie
JANUARY 19 [Notes]
9:00 Summation of Conference
Sir Eldon Griffiths. WACA Chair
National Membership Meeting
10:30 Operations Workshop on
Council Fundraising (Jim Falk, CFRE leading)
Formal End of Conference