Miller Center

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

Date: October 21, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM

Panel 1             1:00-2:15pm

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 2:30-3:45pm

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 4:00-5:15 pm

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)