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Thirty Eight Lecture of The Series of the Americas
A
licia Barcena, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission
for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

“In Search of Solutions to the Financial Crisis: Measures Taken and Future Challenges”.

Monday, October 5, 2009
3:00 PM
Organization of American States
Hall of the Americas
17th Street & Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20006

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Thirty Seventh Lecture of The Series of the Americas
Her Excellency, Jennifer Mary Shipley, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand
(1997-1999) and Project co-chair, Club de Madrid's Shared Societies Project: Democratic Leadership for Dialogue, Diversity and Social Cohesion

"Peace, Security and Participation: The Case for Shared Societies"

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 3:00pm
Organization of American States, Hall of the Americas
17th Street & Constitution Ave., NW. ,Washington, DC  20006
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Thirty Sixth Lecture of The Series of the Americas
Judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere,
Leading French investigating magistrate in charge of Counter-terrorism Affairs and Vice-president of the Paris Court of Serious Claims

"The Fight against Terrorism and the Promotion of Democratic Values"


Wednesday, June 22, 2009 - 3:00pm
Organization of American States, Hall of the Americas
17th Street & Constitution Ave., NW. ,Washington, DC  20006
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Thirty Fifth Lecture of The Series of the Americas
Luigi Einaudi, Ambassador, Former Acting Secretary General of the OAS

"Relations between the United States and the Americas post V Summit of the
Americas"


Thursday, May 14, 2009
Universidad de San Martin de Porres
Lima, Peru
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Thirty Fourth Lecture of The Series of the Americas
Right Honourable Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe

"The Universality of Human Rights and the Work of the Council of Europe"

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 3:00pm
Organization of American States, Hall of the Americas
17th Street & Constitution Ave., NW. ,Washington, DC  20006

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Thirty Third Lecture of The Series of the Americas
Rafael Rangel Sostmann, Rector, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Michael M. Crow, President, Arizona State University
Raúl Bao García, President, Universidad San Martín de Porres

"The Challenges of Globalization and the New Role of Universities in the Hemisphere"

Wednesday, February 4, 2009
 

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Thirty Second Lecture of The Series of the Americas
Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank

"The Financial Crisis and its Impact on the Americas"


Monday, January 12, 2009 - 3:00pm
Organization of American States, Hall of the Americas
17th Street & Constitution Ave., NW. ,Washington, DC  20006

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Thirty First Lecture of The Series of the Americas
In preparation for the V Summit of the Americas
Robert B Zoellick, President of the World Bank Group

"A Conversation on the Inter-American Agenda"


Monday, December 8, 2008 - 3:00pm
Organization of American States, Hall of the Americas
17th Street & Constitution Ave., NW. ,Washington, DC  20006

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Zoellick: 2009 será año difícil, de incertidumbre (Español) (Univisión)

Zoellick advierte que falta liquidez en sector público de América Latina (Español)
(Invertia)

Presidente del Banco Mundial: el 2009 será un año difícil (Español) (El Caribe CDN)

Zoellick: 2009 será año difícil, de incertidumbre (Español) (Cadena Global)

Zoellick: 2009 será año difícil, de incertidumbre (Español) (El Nuevo Herald)

Afirma Zoellick que crisis financiera requiere respuesta más amplia (Español) (El Sendero del Peje

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Thirtieth Lecture of The Series of the Americas
In preparation for the V Summit of the Americas
Roberto Rodrigues, Former Minister of Agriculture of Brazil and Co-President of
the Inter-American Ethanol Commission

"Facing Energy Security in the Americas through Agroenergy Sources"


Tuesday, October 28, 2008 - 3:00pm
Organization of American States, Hall of the Americas
17th Street & Constitution Ave., NW. ,Washington, DC  20006

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Press Release ("Ethanol presents 'extraordinary opportunity', says former Brazilian
Minister" - Courtesy of Caribbean Net News - English only)

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You are also invited to participate in the Virtual Forum on Energy Security, organized by the Summit of the Americas Secretariat, starting October 27 to November 4, where social actors may comment on this lecture and on the Draft Declaration of Commitment of Port of Spain. For additional information and to register in the forum, please visit: http://www.summit-americas.org/vp/default.html.


Launch of the Second Edition of the Book of the Lecture Series of the Americas

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 5:00pm
Organization of American States, Hall of the Americas
17th Street & Constitution Ave., NW. ,Washington, DC  20006

On September 16, the Secretariat for External Relations, Department of International Affairs,  launched the Second Edition of the book Cátedra de las Américas: Consolidando la democracia, featuring the speeches of the 28 high-level individuals that spoke at the Organization since the launch of the Lecture Series in September 2004. The book launch featured presentations by Secretary General Insulza, Irene Klinger, Director of the Department of International
Affairs, and David Cunza, Representative from the Universidad de San Martin de Porres in Lima, Peru, co-sponsor of
the Lecture Series.

Speech by Secretary General Insulza (Español)
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Twenty-Ninth Lecture of The Series of the Americas
Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the World Food Program

"Confronting the Challenge of Global Food Crisis in the Americas"


Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 3:00pm
Organization of American States, Hall of the Americas
17th Street & Constitution Ave., NW. ,Washington, DC  20006

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Twenty-Eighth Lecture of The Series of the Americas
James Anaya, Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy

"Indigenous Peoples and their Contribution to the International Human Rights System"


Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 3:00pm
Organization of American States, Hall of the Americas
17th Street & Constitution Ave., NW. ,Washington, DC  20006

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Twenty-Seventh Lecture of The Series of the Americas
Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico

"Immigration and Hemispheric Affairs"


Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 3:00pm
Organization of American States, Hall of the Americas
17th Street & Constitution Ave., NW. ,Washington, DC  20006

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Press Release - Governor Richardson named Special Envoy

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Twenty-Sixth Lecture of The Series of the Americas
Eduardo Stein, Former Vice-President of Guatemala (2004-2008)

"Political Strategy for Governance: The Importance of the Regional
Context"


Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 3:00pm
Organization of American States, Hall of the Americas
17th Street & Constitution Ave., NW. ,Washington, DC  20006

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Twenty-Fifth Lecture of The Series of the Americas
Joseph Stiglitz, Ph.D., Nobel Memorial Prize Laureate in Economics;
Columbia University Professor

"Development Challenges in a Globalized World"


Monday, December 17, 2007 - 6:00pm
Auditorium of the National Library of Lima
Avenida de la poesia 160 San Borja, Lima, Peru

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Twenty-Fourth Lecture of The Series of the Americas
Matilde Ribeiro, Brazil's Special Secretary for the Promotion of Racial Equality Policies

"Combating Racism and Discrimination: A Policy of Inclusion"

Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - 3:00pm
Organization of American States, Hall of the Americas
17th Street & Constitution Ave., NW. ,Washington, DC  20006

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Twenty-Third Lecture of The Series of the Americas
Mr. Kemal
Derviş, UNDP Administrator (United Nations Development
Programme)

"Financial Markets, Social Justice and Democracy: Where is the path toward
equitable and sustainable growth?"


Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 3:00pm
Organization of American States, Hall of the Americas
17th Street & Constitution Ave., NW. ,Washington, DC  20006

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Twenty-Second Lecture of The Series of the Americas
Mr. Wan Exiang, Vice President of the Supreme People's Court of the People's
Republic of China


Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - 3:00pm
Organization of American States, Hall of the Americas
17th Street & Constitution Ave., NW. ,Washington, DC  20006

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Twenty-First Lecture of The Series of the Americas
Mr. Ricardo Lagos Escobar, Former President of Chile

"Next Challenges of Latin America”


Thursday, July 19 - 3:00pm
Organization of American States, Hall of the Americas
17th Street & Constitution Ave., NW. ,Washington, DC  20006

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Twentieth Lecture of The Series of the Americas
Trinidad Jiménez, Spain's Secretary of State for Ibero-America


"Spain and the Americas: A Story for the Future”


Thursday, May 24 - 3:00pm
Organization of American States, Hall of the Americas
17th Street & Constitution Ave., NW. ,Washington, DC  20006

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Nineteenth Lecture of The Series of the Americas

"The Reconciliation Processes in the Americas: The case of El Salvador”


Friday, February 16th - 3:00pm
Organization of American States, Hall of the Americas
17th Street & Constitution Ave., NW. ,Washington, DC  20006


Presentation (Spanish only)

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Eighteenth Lecture of The Series of the Americas
Soledad Alvear, Chilean Senator

“The Participation of Women in Politics in the Americas”

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 3:00 PM
Organization of American States, Hall of the Americas
17th Street & Constitution Ave., NW. ,Washington, DC  20006

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Seventeenth Lecture Series of the Americas
Huguette Labelle, Chancellor of the University of Ottawa, Chair of the Board of Transparency International, Vice President of Council of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature

"Beyond Words and Paper; "Why the Americas Must Act Against Corruption" 


November 28, 2006 - 3:00pm
Organization of American States, Hall of the Americas
17th Street & Constitution Ave., NW. ,Washington, DC  20006

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Sixteenth Lecture Series of the Americas
George Soros, Chairman of Soros Fund Management, LLC and Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Institute

"Challenges to Open Society"


Tuesday, October 3, 2006 - 3:00 PM
Organization of American States, Hall of the Americas
17th Street & Constitution Ave., NW. ,Washington, DC  20006

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Fifteenth Lecture Series of the Americas
Jeffrey 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)

"Educational Challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean"

August 29, 2006 - 6:00 pm
Lima, Peru

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Fourteenth Lecture Series of the Americas
Mr. Nicholas Negroponte, Founder and Chairman of One Laptop per Child;
Co-founder and Former Director of the MIT Media Laboratory

“One Laptop per Child"

Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 11 am
Organization of American States, Hall of the Americas
17th Street & Constitution Ave., NW. ,Washington, DC  20006


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Please visit the Lecture Series of the Americas Website for more information on past and upcoming events.

The Lecture Series of the Americas was established in September 2004, through Permanent Council Resolution 870 (1446/04), in an effort by the OAS member states to enrich the hemispheric debate on key issues on the inter-American agenda by hosting monthly conferences where prominent intellectuals from throughout the world share their experiences and expertise with the public at-large. An expert panel convenes following each lecture to discuss the speaker’s presentation.

The objective is to reach out to every possible citizen interested in the Americas. The lectures, which are usually held every third Tuesday of the month from 3:00 to 5:00pm (depending on the availability of the speaker) are transmitted live via television, radio and the Internet, in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, and subsequent on-line and class-room discussions on the conference theme are encouraged by governments, academic institutions, and civil society.

Using the twelve monthly lectures of the Lectures Series of the Americas as a point of departure, the Department of External Relations has developed another program with special events, which are broadcast through the Voice of America every Tuesday or Thursday between 3:00 and 4:00 pm. This comprehensive program includes the live monthly lecture of the OAS Lecture Series, followed by weekly pre-recorded roundtable sessions with members of the diplomatic and academic communities who address the main themes that emerge from the monthly lectures, as well as other priority issues on the inter-American agenda.

In 2005, the Department of External Relations boasted a host of highly respected and renowned speakers, including President Jimmy Carter; Enrique Iglesias, former President of the Inter-American Development Bank; Philippe Kirsch, President of the International Criminal Court; John Taylor, former Under Secretary of the US Treasury for International Affairs; Derek Walcott, Nobel Literature Laureate; Alejandro Miró Quesada, President of the Inter-American Press Association; José Miguel Insulza, OAS Secretary General; President Felipe Gonzalez of Spain; Sir George Alleyne, Director Emeritus of the Pan-American Health Organization; and His Excellency Cheng Siwei, Vice President of the National Congress of the People’s Republic of China, the Economist Jeffrey Sachs, Former President Henrique Cardoso, and Judge Baltasar Garzon.

Moreover, and particularly important, the Lecture series affords the Department of External Relations the opportunity to create stronger bonds linking the media in your country to the work of the OAS. I would also very much appreciate it if you could contact radio and television stations in your country to inquire about their interest in transmitting the program either live or at a subsequent time.

For more information about the Lecture Series of the Americas, you can visit our web site at www.oas.org/lecture.