“What is it costing the US to ignore its relationship with Latin America?”

Event Date: Tuesday November 16, 2010
Time: 4:15PM to 6:00PM
Location: CGIS Building, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, 1737 Cambridge Street, Room N-262

“What is it costing the US to ignore its relationship with Latin America?”


Guillermo Perry


Pablo Corral Vega

Date: November 16, 2010

Time: 4:15-6 PM (NOTE: 15 minutes later than usual)

Where: CGIS Building, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs,

1737 Cambridge Street, Room N-262, Cambridge MA

Contact Chair: Donna Hicks (dhicks@wcfia.harvard.edu).

Speaker Bios

Guillermo Perry is presently Robert F. Kennedy visiting professor at Harvard University, a research associate at Fedesarrollo, Colombia, and a Non Resident Fellow at the Center for Global Development, Washington D.C. He is also an external advisor to the President of the Andean Finance Coroporation (CAF) and a professor at Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. He was formerly Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank from 1996 to 2007. Previous to joining the World Bank, Mr. Perry served his native country, Colombia, in various capacities: he was Minister of Finance and Public Credit (August 1994 – April 1996); Minister of Mining and Energy (1986 – 1988); Director of National Taxes (1974 – 1976); and Deputy Director of the Departamento Nacional de Planeación y Consejo Nacional de Política Económica CONPES, 1970. He was also a Member of the Constitutional Assembly (1991) and of the Senate of the Republic (1990) and Director of two of Colombia’s leading economic think-tanks:  FEDESARROLLO (1988 – 1989) and the Center for Economic Development Studies (CEDE), 1972 – 1974.

Pablo Corral Vega is an Ecuadorian photojournalist and lawyer whose work has been published in National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, the Smithsonian Magazine, the New York Times Sunday magazine, Audubon, the French, German, Spanish, and Russian editions of Geo, and other international reviews. He is currently a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  He holds a doctorate in Law and Political Science from the Catholic University of Quito and is the founder of forodemocratico.org, a citizen’s forum about democracy and current political issues. He is also the founder of nuestramirada.org, the largest network of Latin American photojournalists and is the editor of revistanuestramirada.org/en magazine. His work has been exhibited in Perpignan, Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Tokyo, Seville, Washington, D.C., and Houston, and he has published five books of photography: Tierra Desnuda, Paisajes del Silencio, Ecuador: De la Magia al Espanto, Ecuador, and Andes. For Andes, published by the National Geographic Society, famed Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa wrote twenty short stories inspired by the photos.

About the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar Series

The 2010-2011 Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution series is sponsored by the Program on Negotiation, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy, The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and Boston area members of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. The theme for this year’s Kelman Seminar is “Negotiation, Conflict and the News Media”.


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