:: January 24, 2013 / Events
International Relations and Human Rights: The European and Latin American vision
On occasion of the next VII Latin American and the Caribbean – European Union Summit that will take place in the city of Santiago de Chile on January 26 and 27, 2013 where 60 heads of state will be gathered, the Program Puente Democratico of the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL) offered a space where to identify the different approaches and levels of priority given to the agenda of international promotion and defense of human rights in foreign policy and civil society.
:: January 18, 2013 / Institutional News
Website of Instituto Václav Havel
The website offers a biography, bibliography, acknowledgements and quotes from Václav Havel. Besides, it gives institutional information on CADAL, the Program Puente Democratico (Democratic Bridge) and the Instituto Václav Havel. Finally, it details the activities of the Institute, among them: the photo exhibit “Citizen Havel”, the showcasing of the documentary “The Power of the Powerless”, the organization of the “Good Bye Lenin Programme” and a campaign for Latin American countries to adopt the “International Black Ribbon Day” already adopted by the European Union and Canada every August 23 to honor of the victims of Stalinism and Nazism.
:: December 20, 2012 / Events
2013 Political Scene in Argentina
With the sponsorship of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the participation of political consultant Carlos Fara, CADAL organized the last meeting of this year’s Foro Latinoamericano Buenos Aires. In his presentation, Carlos Fara revealed the results of opinion polls on management at the national level, future prospects, topics surrounding the current situation in the country, the evaluation of public service provider companies, where CFK’s second government is heading and the 2013 parliamentary elections.
:: December 15, 2012 / Institutional News
Warsaw Dialogue for Democracy
Hernán Alberro, CADAL’s Programme Director, attended a conference in Warsaw organised by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Relations and the Institute of National Remembrance about the future of democracy. The Conference comprised of four sessions: 1) From revolution to transformation; 2) Transitional justice; 3) New meanings of “civil society”; y 4) Shaping minds for democracy.
:: December 11, 2012 / Events
The Current State of Democracy and Economic Freedom
A new Catalinas Forum took place at CADAL’s head office with the aim of presenting the 30th edition of the Perspectiva magazine and an analysis of the “Political and Economic Trends in Latin America” and “The way restrictions on economic freedom affect growth in Argentina”. The event was sponsored by Konrad Adenauer Foundation, and its guest speakers were Carlos Sabino, sociologist and visiting professor from the Francisco Marroquín University in Guatemala, and the economist Miguel Braun, Executive Director of Fundación Pensar.
:: December 5, 2012 / Institutional News
The Executive Committee celebrated its last 2012 meeting
Among the topics discussed at the meeting, the planning of activities for the Institution’s 10th anniversary particularly stood out: Some of these were the fixing of an agenda and date for the Foro Latino Global 2013. The Directors of the Business, Advisory and Academic Councils, the Director of Finance and Administration, the Programmes Director, the Programme Coordinator and the General Director took part in the meeting.
:: November 22, 2012 / Institutional News
Good Bye Lenin Programme
The Václav Havel Institute, from CADAL’s Puente Democrático Project, organised the Programme “Good Bye Lenin with a view to analyse the socialist experience in Central and Eastern Europe between 1917-1989, the transition to democracy, the communication channels of the opposition and independent journalism in communist dictatorships. The programme was aimed at students and university graduates under the age of 30 and comprised of five classes between October 31st and November 22nd, 2012. Its lecturers were S.E. Petr Kopriva, Ambassador of the Czech Republic; Ewa Majkut, Second Secretary of the Political and Economic Affairs Section at the Polish Embassy in Buenos Aires; the historian Ricardo López Göttig and writer Fernando J. Ruiz.
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