Miller Center

American Forum - Kennedy and Latin America-50th Anniversary Retrospective-The State of the Region Then and Now


October 21, 2013
1:00PM - 5:00PM (EDT)

Panel 1 (featured video)

President Kennedy and the Alliance for Progress: Worthy of Praise or Naive Imperialism?

Moderated by Doug Blackmon, Host of American Forum

Steve Rabe—Professor of History at the University of Texas at Dallas

Howard Wiarda— Dean Rusk Professor of International Relations at the University of Georgia

Arturo Condo—President of INCAE Business School in Latin America

Panel 2

The Prospects for Political Stability and Democratic Governance Amidst Violence in Central America

Moderated by Evan Perez, CNN

Ambassador Muni Figueres— Costa Rican Ambassador to the United States

Ambassador Mario Jaramillo—Panamanian Ambassador to the United States

Ambassador Ruben Zamora—El Salvadorian Ambassador to the United States

Panel 3 

Central American Development and the Future of U.S. Trade Relations

Moderated by Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, CNBC

Minister Anabel González—Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica

Mr. Juan Carlos Paiz—Guatemala’s Presidential Commissioner for Competitiveness, Investment and Millennium Challenge Corporation

Secretary Hugo Martinez—Secretary General of SICA (Sistema de Integracion Centroamericana)

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