Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Scholars, Practitioners, and Inter American Affairs

Monday, October 3, 2011

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum and McKinney Conference Room

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“Scholars, Practitioners, and Inter American Affairs” 

Monday, October 3, 2011
Watson Institute for International Studies
111 Thayer St.
Providence, RI

10:30-11:00 Welcome and Introduction (Joukowsky Forum) 
Richard Snyder, Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), Brown University; Abraham F. Lowenthal, Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California; Mariano Bertucci, PhD Candidate, Political Science and International Relations, University of Southern California

11:00 Keynote Address: “Scholars, Practitioners and Public Policy: Toward More Fruitful Dialogue,” Ricardo Lagos, Former President of Chile, and Professor-at-Large, Brown University

1:00-3:00 Developing and Implementing Policy Options (McKinney Conference Room, 3rd floor)

“The Role and Influence of Academic Research on Financial Sanctions,” Thomas Biersteker, Curt Gasteyger Chair in International Security and Conflict Studies, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva,

Discussant: Barbara Stallings, William R. Rhodes Research Professor, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University

“’Speaking Truth to Power’ in Mexico: Gaps, Bridges and Trampolines,” Blanca Heredia, Research Associate, El Colegio de México; former Director, Unit for Political Development, Ministry of the Interior, Mexico, and Head of the OECD Latin America Center

Discussant: Richard Snyder, Professor of Political Science, and Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Brown University

5:30-6:30 Keynote Address (Joukowsky Forum): “Scholars, Practitioners, and Multilateralism in the Americas: Notes from the OAS,” José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General, Organization of American States (OAS)

6:30-7:15 Reception, Watson Institute (Main Lobby)