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Assessing Democracies and Development in Latin America

13 December 2013 at 9:00 AM - 14 December 2013 at 1:00 PM

Program

December 13, 9:00 a.m.

Welcoming remarks

  • Leonardo Morlino, Vice Provost in charge of Research, LUISS
  • Torcuato Di Tella, Ambassador of Argentina
  • Oscar Godoy, Ambassador of Chile
  • Alfredo Arosemena, Ambassador of Perù
  • Ricardo Neiva Tavares, Ambassador of Brazil (to be confirmed)

December 13, 9:30 a.m.  

Alternative approaches to the assessment of democracy in Latin America 

Chair: Daniel Zovatto, International IDEA

Presenting papers:

  • Jorge Arias, Director IDD-Lat, Buenos Aires
  • Marta Lagos, Latinobarómetro, Santiago del Chile
  • Leonardo Morlino, Vice Provost in charge of Research, LUISS
  • Mitchell Seligson, AmericasBarometer (LAPOP), Vanderbilt University

Discussants:

  • Manuel Alcantara, Universidad de Salamanca
  • Carlos Moreira, Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico
  • Simòn Pachano, Universidad de Salamanca
  • Juan Rial, International IDEA

Break, 11.30 a.m.

December 13, 11:45 a.m.  

Evaluating local government in Latin America 

Chair: Laurence Whitehead, Oxford University

Presenting papers:

Discussants:

  • Tomás Chuaqui, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile 
  • Leiv Marsteintredet, University of Oslo
  • Lourdes Sola, Universidad São Paulo
  • Massimo Tommasoli, International IDEA
  • Jesus Tovar, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México

Break, 1:30 p.m.

December 13, 3:00 p.m. 

Democracy and regional integration

Chair: Mario Telò, LUISS

Presenting papers:

  • Andreas Feldmann, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
  • Elena Lazarou, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Brazil
  • Feliz Peña, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires

Discussants:

  • Marcelo Camerlo, University of Florence
  • Detlef Nolte, University of Hamburg

December 14, 9:00 a.m.  

Democracy: economic and political consequences

Chair: Jean Michel Blanquer, President of the Institute of the Americas (France), Dean and President of ESSEC Business School

Presenting papers:

  • Victor Bulmer-Thomas,  Institute of the Americas, University College London
  • Frances Hagopian, University of Boston
  • Adam Przeworski, New York University
  • Philippe Schmitter, European University Institute

Discussants:

  • Bert Hoffmann, University of Berlin 
  • Frédéric Louault, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Pierre Salama, Université Paris 13

11:15 a.m. - Break

11:30 a.m., Round table discussion

Do we still need to invest in Latin America?

Chair: Emma Marcegaglia, President, LUISS

  • Gianluca Comin, Director of External Relations, ENEL
  • Paolo Dal Pino, Executive President of Pirelli Latin America
  • Mario Giro, Undersecretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Giovanni Gorno Tempini, CEO, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (to be confirmed)
  • Pietro Salini, CEO, Salini Impregilo Group (to be confirmed)

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