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The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) is no longer in operation. This website documents FOCAL's activities and accomplishments throughout its existence. Thank you for your interest in the work of FOCAL.

Events 1999-2005

2005 | 2004 2003 2002 | 2001 1999 

2005

Illegalities in Cuba: A FOCAL roundtable
Arch Ritter, Department of Economics, Carleton University
Dec. 6, 2005, Ottawa
Related program: Cuba

Looking at the 2006 Mexican Elections, a FOCAL conference
Jorge Buendía, Ipsos-Bimsa Presentation
Jean-François Prud'homme, Colegio de México
Jon Pammet, Carleton University
Nov. 25, 2005, Ottawa
Report

Status Report and Prospects for Canada-Mercosur Relations, a FOCAL roundtable
Ricardo Rozemberg, Executive Director, Centro de Estudios para la Producción, Ministry of Economy of Argentina
Martin Loken, Director, Regional Trade Policy Division, International Trade Canada
Tim Plumptre, Chairman, Canadian Council for the Americas
March 14, 2005, Ottawa
Report

Presentation on public participation in the development of Canadian foreign policy toward the Americas and in the inter-American system, Canada-China Public Consultation in Trade Policy course
Eduardo del Buey, Executive Director, FOCAL
Florencia Jubany, Senior Analyst
May 12, 2005

Direct Private Sector Investments in Meeting the Millennium Development Goals, a FOCAL roundtable
Wayne Dunn, Placer Dome Consultant Presentation
Christine Johnson, Policy Branch,CIDA Presentation
Audra Jones, Inter-American Foundation Presentation
Todd, Lofgren, Global Development Alliance, USAID Presentation
Krista Pawley, Manager, Government Affairs, Scotiabank Presentation
Antonio Vives, Inter-American Development Bank Presentation
FOCAL presentation
Report
Sept. 13, 2005, Ottawa
Related program: Private Sector

Remittances, Diasporas, Economic Development and Job Creation, a FOCAL session at IDRC’s conference Unleashing Entrepreneurship: Mobilizing Human, Financial and Social Capital
Fernando Jimenez-Ontiveros, Multilateral Investment Fund, Inter-American Development Bank Presentation
Sandra Nichols, California Institute for Rural Studies Presentation
Patrice Backer, PromoCapital Haiti Presentation
Carlo Dade, FOCAL Policy Advisor Presentation
April 6-8, 2005, Ottawa
Related program: Labour Mobility; Private Sector

Canadian engagement in Haiti: Contemplating a 3-D Approach, aWilfrid Laurier University conference
Carlo Dade, Senior Policy Advisor, FOCAL
Nov. 4, 2005, Waterloo
Related program: Haiti

Affairs Canada and the Canadian International Development Agency
Oct. 26, 2005, Ottawa
Related program: Private Sector 

Fourth Summit of the Americas: Multisectoral Meeting
Chair: Peter Boehm, Special Representative to Prime Minister Paul Martin
FOCAL participation on key themes: creating an enabling environment for job growth; social policy and human resources development; and strengthening democratic governance
Sept. 12, 2005, Ottawa
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

High-level meeting on the role of the private sector in supporting the Interim Co-operation Framework in Haiti
Haitian private sector and Enrique Iglesias, President of the Inter-American Development Bank
Sept. 9-10, 2005, Meech Lake
Related program: Haiti
Dialogue Document (also available in French)

Caribbean Diasporas, Remittances and Development Conference Series
FOCAL and the Multilateral Investment Fund
May 30, Toronto
May 31, 2005, Montreal
Related program: Private Sector
Presentations
Final Report

Cuba’s Inter-American relations, a COMEXI and Cuba Study Group conference
Cristina Warren, Program Director of the Research Forum on Cuba, FOCAL
May 16-17, 2005, Mexico City
Related program: Cuba

Governance and Social Justice in Cuba: Past, Present and Future
April 21-22, 2005, Mexico City
conference report and papers
Related program: Cuba

Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FAR), a Cuban Research Institute and National War College workshop
Don MacKay, FOCAL’s former Executive Director
April 15, 2005, Washington D.C.
Related program: Cuba

Virtual Deliberation: Creating a Shared Hemispheric Agenda
FOCAL in collaboration with the Center for Civil Society of Partners of the Americas, the Inter-American Democracy Network and Corporación Participa
April 4-May 6, 2005
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

The Summit of the Americas in focus: Civil society in the Summit process, A series of meetings
March 2005
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

War to Peace Transitions: 8th Annual Peacebuilding and Human Security Consultations
Jan. 19-20, 2005, Ottawa
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

The Summit of the Americas in Focus: Civil Society in the Summit Process
Ramón Daubón, Vice President for Programs, Inter-American Foundation
Renata Wielgosz, Director, Inter-American Affairs Division, Foreign Affairs Canada
Jan. 18, 2005
Related program: Inter-American Affairs
Minutes
Government of Argentina Conceptual Document and Government of Canada Response.

2004

Conference on the role of the Haitian Diaspora in supporting the Interim Cooperation Framework for Haiti
Organized by FOCAL with Foreign Affairs Canada and the Canadian International Development Agency
Dec. 10-11 2004, Montréal
Related program: Haiti
Final report from the Conference
Compte rendu final de la Conférence

Inter-American Democracy Network Co-ordinating Group Meeting
Dec. 1-3, 2004, Buenos Aires 
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Inter-American Collaboration GPPAC Initiative, a FOCAL meeting
Dec. 10, 2004, Ottawa
Related program: Inter-American Affairs
Report

Advancing the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict Process
Dec. 9, 2004, Ottawa
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Enhancing the dialogue between Canadians and the Government on inter-American issues, Foreign Affairs Canada inter-departmental meeting
Nov. 26, 2004, Ottawa
Related program: Inter-American Affairs
Report
Compte rendu

36th meeting of the Summit Implementation Review Group (SIRG)
Oct. 20, 2004, Washington D.C.
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Conference on the Rights of Migrants and their Health
Oct. 14-15, 2004, Guatemala City
Related program: Labour Mobility

Conference on the Causes, Effects and Consequences of the Migration Phenomenon and the Protection of Human Rights
Oct. 14-15, 2004, Zacatecas (Mexico)

Economic and Social Impacts of Migration flows from Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico to Canada
FOCAL co-hosted the workshop with University of Zacatecas, Mexico
Katherine Andrade Presentation
Leigh Binford, Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades Benemérita, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla Presentation
Luin Goldring, York University Presentation
Fernando Herrera and Óscar Calderón Presentation
Dr. Keith Nurse Presentation
Dr. Kerry Preibisch, University of Guelph Presentation
Oct. 12, 2004 
Related program: Labour Mobility

Conference on International Community Justice
Oct. 5-7, 2004, Bogotá
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Special Session on Migrant Workers, Organization of American States
Sharon O'Regan
Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2004, Washington, D.C.
Related program: Labour Mobility
Letter to the OAS Secretary General

II Inter-American Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility
Sept. 26-28, 2004, Mexico City
Related program: Private Sector

Conference on Canada's Role in International Assistance to Democratic Development, a Institute for Research on Public Policy conference
Don Mackay, Executive Director, FOCAL Presentation
Sept. 10-11, 2004, Ottawa

Social Capital and Violence in Colombia, a FOCAL roundtable
Aug. 31, 2004, Ottawa
Related program: Private Sector

Conference on Remittances, Summit Implementation Office of the OAS
Donald Mackay, Executive Director, FOCAL
July 22, 2004, Washington, D.C.
Related program: Labour Mobility

WTO and Beyond, a Simon Fraser University conference
Paul Haslam, Senior Analyst, FOCAL
July 15-16, 2004, Vancouver

Meeting of the States Parties of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption
July 8-9, 2004, Managua
Related program: Inter-American Affairs
Conference Report

The Role of Civil Society in the Prevention of Armed Conflict in Latin American and the Caribbean, First Regional Conference
Judy Meltzer, FOCAL Senior Analyst
June 28-29, 2004, Buenos Aires
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Annual conference of the Instituto de Estudios Cubanos (IEC)
Cristina Warren, Program Director of the Research Forum on Cuba, FOCAL
June 24-26, 2004, Miami
Related program: Cuba

Peacebuilding and the Private Sector in Colombia, a FOCAL roundtable
Dr. Angelika Rettberg, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Research Program on Peacebuilding, University of the Andes
June 22, 2004, Ottawa
Related program: Private sector

Civil society collaborating to build a hemispheric agenda: A strategic planning meeting in preparation for the Summit of the Americas
June 21-24, 2004, Washington D.C.
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

OAS 34th General Assembly
June 6-8, 2004, Quito
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Cuban National Reconciliation: Presentation of the report of the Working Group on Memory, Truth and Justice
June 6, 2004, Ottawa
Related program: Cuba
Report

Bringing the Best of the Private Sector to Development, IDRC panel at Conférence de Montréal
June 7, 2004, Montreal
Related program: Private Sector

North South Institute Roundtable on Private Foreign Investment and International Development
Judy Meltzer, FOCAL Senior Analyst 
June 2, 2004, Ottawa
Related program: Private Sector

Multilateralism at a Crossroads, World Trade Organization’s Public Symposium
Florencia Jubany, FOCAL Analyst
May 25-27, 2004, Geneva
Report
Compte rendu

United States, Canada, and Cuba: Political Relations and the Human Rights Debate, FOCAL and Carleton University’s Programme for Latin American & Caribbean Studies (PLACS) joint speaker series
Raúl Rodríguez, Centro de Estudios de los Estados Unidos (CESEU)
May 17, 2004, Ottawa
Related program: Cuba

Global Trade and Investment: For Whose Benefit? CIIA and CCIL Panels
May 12, 2004, Ottawa
Inter-American Democracy Network Coordinating Group meeting
May 6-8, 2004, Buenos Aires
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

IV Think Link Meeting
Sharon O’Regan, FOCAL 
May 6-7, 2004, Ottawa

Evaluation meeting of Regional Co-ordinators, Summit Follow-up
FOCAL, Corporación Participa, CRIES, UNIANDES and FLACSO-Chile
May 3-4, 2004, Santiago
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Canada and the Challenge of Post-Conflict Policing
Judy Meltzer, FOCAL Senior Analyst
April 30, 2004
Related program: Haiti

Financial Access for Immigrants: Learning from Diverse Perspectives, A Conference
April 15-16, 2004, Chicago,
Related program: Labour Mobility

The Caribbean Diaspora as a Development Agent, An Inter-American Dialogue and World Bank Workshop
April 14, 2004, Washington, D.C.
Related program: Labour Mobility

Spring Seminar of the Spangler Center of the Harvard Business School
Don Mackay, Executive Director, FOCAL
April 2, 2004, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Related program: North America
Executive Summary

Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade: Haiti
John Graham, Chair, FOCAL Board
Carlo Dade, Senior Advisor, FOCAL
April 1, 2004, Ottawa
Related program: Haiti

North American Integration: Migration, Trade and Security, an Institute for Research on Public Policy conference
April 1-2, 2004, Ottawa
Related program: North America

FOCAL informal exchange on Uruguay's upcoming elections and recent developments in the Southern Cone with Multi-Party Delegation of Uruguayan Parliamentarians
March 22, 2004, Ottawa
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

USAID Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean, FOCAL Speaker Series
Adolfo Franco, Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean of the US Agency for International Development (USAID)
March 18, 2004, Ottawa

Repairing the Past: Reparations and Transitions to Democracy Perspectives from Policy, Practice and Academia
Judy Meltzer, FOCAL Senior Analyst
March 11-12, 2004, Ottawa
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Red Puentes Responsabilidad Social Empresarial (RSE)
Paul Haslam, FOCAL Senior Analyst
March 10-11, 2004, Mexico City
Related program: Private Sector

Conference on Regionalism, Regional Security and Civil Society of the Greater Caribbean in the New Global Environment
Judy Meltzer, FOCAL Senior Analyst
Feb. 25-27, 2004, Havana
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs: NAFTA
Don Mackay, Executive Director, FOCAL Testimony.
Paul Haslam, FOCAL Senior Analyst Testimony.
Feb. 25, 2004
Related program: North America

Political Crisis in Haiti, a FOCAL roundtable and open discussion
Franz Voltaire, Director, Centre international de documentation et d'information haïtienne caraïbéenne et afro-canadienne (CIDIHCA)
Dr. Jean Baptiste Mario Samedy, Professor of Sociology, University of Ottawa
Feb. 24, 2004
Related program: Haiti

FOCAL-FLACSO Andean Forum on Broadening Citizenship: Political Parties and New Trends in Participation
Feb. 19-20, 2004, Quito
Conclusions and recommendations that emerged from the Forum

4th regional meeting between the Inter American Development Bank and civil society organizations
Don Mackay, Executive Director, FOCAL
Feb. 16-17, 2004, Kingston (Jamaica)
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Hemispheric Integration and Transnationalism in the Americas, a FOCAL workshop
Feb. 16-17, 2004, Guatemala City
Related program: Labour Mobility
Final report
Informe final

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade NGO consultation on human rights
FOCAL participation in the geographic roundtables on Colombia, Cuba, and Haiti
Feb. 5, 2004, Ottawa
Related program: Cuba

Post-Monterrey Summit meeting with Guillermo Rishchynski, new CIDA Vice President for the Americas
Don Mackay, Executive Director, FOCAL
Feb. 3, 2004, Ottawa
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Linking Back to Communities of Origin: Contributions of the Guyana's Diaspora, a USAID workshop
Jan. 30, 2004, Georgetown (Guyana)
Related program: Labour Mobility

NAFTA and After: Looking Forward and Back from a Decade of Free Trade
Paul Haslam, FOCAL Senior Analyst
Jan. 23, 2004
Related program: North America

Perspectives on Judicial Reform in Latin America
Jan. 22-23, 2004, Montreal
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Special Summit of the Americas Civil Society Meeting
Jan. 11, 2004, Monterrey (Mexico)
Related program: Inter-American Affairs
Recommendations and results

The Future of the Americas: Conference and Roundtable
Jan. 9-10, 2004, Monterrey (Mexico)
Related program: Inter-American Affairs
Report

8th International Business Conference
Paul Haslam, FOCAL Senior Analyst
Jan. 7-10, 2004, Guadalajara
Related program: Private Sector
Haslam presented a paper on state-firm relations entitled, "The Bargaining Gap: Explaining the Stability of Domestic Foreign Investment Regimes and the Limitations on State-MNE Bargaining in a Globalized Economy"

2003

Migrants' Remittances From Canada: Developmental Impact and Potential
Carlo Dade, Senior Policy Advisor, FOCAL
Dec. 17, 2003, Aylmer
Related program: Labour Mobility
Presentation

Special Summit of the Americas multi-stakeholder meeting with Canadian civil society and the Foreign Affairs Canada
John Graham, Chair, FOCAL Board
Florencia Jubany, FOCAL Analyst
Laurie Cole, FOCAL Analyst
Dec. 16, 2003, Ottawa
Related program: Inter-American Affairs
Presentation
FOCAL's own web-based Special Summit Consultations

Roundtable on Colombia with James LeMoyne, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General on Colombia
Judy Meltzer, FOCAL Analyst
Dec. 15, 2003

Security and Colombia, presentation at the Centre for Learning of International Affairs and Management
Judy Meltzer, FOCAL Analyst
Dec. 15, 2003, Ottawa

Meeting of the Summit Implementation Review Group in preparation for the Special Summit of the Americas
Don Mackay, Executive Director, FOCAL
Dec. 8, 2003, Washington, D.C.
Related program: Inter-American Affairs
Presentation

Bi-annual meeting of the Co-ordinating Group of the Inter-American Democracy Network
Dec. 3-4, 2003, Buenos Aires
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

FOCAL Roundtable on Uruguay
Dr. Jorge Chapper Pérez, Chair of the Chamber of Representatives of Uruguay
Nov. 27, 2003, Ottawa

Civil Society in the process of hemispheric integration within the framework of the Special Summit of the Americas: A Regional Forum
Organized by the OAS Summit of the Americas Secretariat and the Government of Mexico in collaboration with FOCAL and the Latin American Association of Promotion Organizations
Nov. 24-25, 2003 Mexico, City
Related program: Inter-American Affairs
Report (also available in Spanish)

Follow-up Strategy for the Civil Society Implementation of the Quebec Plan of Action, An internal workshop
Nov. 21-22, 2003, Mexico City
Findings from the workshop

Findings, Conclusions and Recommendations About Canada's Seasonal Agricultural Worker's Program, A NSI workshop
Claudia Paguaga, FOCAL
Nov. 21-22, 2003, Ottawa
Related program: Labour Mobility

Americas Trade and Sustainable Development Forum
Don Mackay, Executive Director, FOCAL
Florencia Jubany, FOCAL Analyst
Nov. 17-19, 2003, Miami
Related program: Inter-American Affairs
Final Report

Democracy and Elections in North America: What Can We Learn From Our Neighbours
Nov. 15, 2003, Washington, D.C.
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Analyzing Citizenship in Latin American Democracies
Nov. 14, 2003, Washington D.C.
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

OAS Meeting of Experts on Democratic Governance
Don Mackay, Executive Director, FOCAL
Nov. 12-13, 2003, Washington D.C.
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

The World Trade System: Challenges and opportunities from the Development Perspective, an International Development Research Centre conference
Florencia Jubany, FOCAL Senior Analyst
Nov. 11, 2003, Ottawa
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

6th Congress of Argentine's National Political Science Association
Paul Haslam, Senior Analyst, FOCAL
Nov. 5-9, 2003, Rosario (Argentina)

Social and Economic Research in Peru: Strengthening International Partnerships
Judy Meltzer, FOCAL Analyst
Oct. 29, 2003
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Security in Latin America: Regional Priorities and Current Politics of the Colombian Conflict, FOCAL Speaker Series
Andres Serbin, Director of the Center for Global and Regional Studies (CEGRE), Universidad de Belgrano, Argentina and President of the Regional Coordination for Economic and Social Research (CRIES)
Ana Maria Bejarano, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto
Oct. 24, 2003 ,Ottawa

The Agrarian Question in Brazill
João Pedro Stédile, Spokesperson, Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST)
Oct. 23, 2003, Ottawa

Wilton Park Conference on Business Ethics
Paul Haslam, Senior Analyst, FOCAL
Oct. 16-18, 2003, London
Related program: Private Sector
Presented a paper entitled "Voluntary Codes of Conduct in the Americas: Evaluating the State of the Art"

Elections in Brazil: The Results of the First Round, FOCAL Speaker Series
Rejean Tessier, Deputy Director for Brazil, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT)
Professor Jean Daudelin from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University
Oct. 8, 2002, Ottawa

FTAA: Scenarios for Canada and MERCOSUR, a Forum for the Analysis of Latin American Development Strategies roundtable
Florencia Jubany, FOCAL Analyst
Oct. 1, 2003, Ottawa
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Brazilian trade policy and strategy at multilateral and regional negotiations
Marcos Jank, Brazil's leading expert of international trade negotiations and Canada's first Chair on Brazilian Studies
Sept. 26, 2003, Ottawa
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Trade Negotiations in Agriculture: WTO, FTAA and a Future Common Agenda for Canada and Brazil, a Centre for Latin American Research of the University of Calgary conference
Sept. 23, 2003, Calgary, Alberta
Related program: Inter-American Affairs
Report

Conflict and Peace in Colombia: Consequences and Perspectives for the Future
Sept. 22, 2003, Washington, D.C.

International Migration in the Americas: Emerging Issues, a CERLAC and FLACSO conference
Sept. 19-20, 2003, Toronto
Related program: Labour Mobility

Comparative Analysis on Political Party and Campaign Financing in the OAS Member States: Working Session on Canada
John Graham, Chair, FOCAL Board
Florencia Jubany and Judy Meltzer, FOCAL Analysts
Sept. 15-16, 2003, Ottawa
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Remittances as a Development Tool in Central America: Empowering Micro-finance, a Multilateral Investment Fund and Inter-American Development Bank conference
Sept. 3, 2003, Guatemala City
Related program: Labour Mobility

Family Remittances and tTheir Potential for Community Development in Guatemala, an International Organization for Migration (IOM) workshop
Aug. 29, 2003, Guatemala City
Related program: Labour Mobility

Foro Centroamericano sobre Seguridad
Claudia Paguaga, FOCAL Analyst
July 30-31, 2003, Guatemala City

A New Agenda for Latin America? FOCAL's Fourth Forum of Hemispheric Experts
June 19, 2003, Ottawa
Related program: Inter-American Affairs
Report

33rd OAS General Assembly
John Graham, Chair, FOCAL Board
Laurie Cole, FOCAL Analyst
June 8-10, 2003, Santiago
Related program: Inter-American Affairs
Report on the status of civil society participation in the OAS (Spanish)

Cuban National Reconciliation: Presentation of the Report of the Working Group on Memory, Truth and Justice
Marifeli Perez-Stable, Florida International University
Jorge Domínguez, Harvard University
June 6, 2003
Related program: Cuba

Meeting of the Regional Consultation Group on Migration and the VIII Regional Conference on Migration
Sharon O'Regan, FOCAL
May 24-31, 2003, Cancún
Related program: Labour Mobility

Bringing Civil Society Closer to the Free Trade Area of the Americas Process
Don Mackay, Executive Director, FOCAL
May 21, 2003,Washington, D.C.
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Innovative Thinking and Change in Latin America, FOCAL panel at the IX Conférence de Montréal
Marta Lagos, Director and Co-Founder of Latinobarométro
William F. Maloney, Lead Economist, Office of the Chief Economist for Latin America and Caribbean Presentation
Peter Hakim, President of the Inter-American Dialogue
Barry Featherman, President and CEO of the Inter-American Economic Council
Chair: Donald Mackay, Executive Director, FOCAL
Moderator: Jean-Louis Roy, President of Rights and Democracy
May 7, 2003 
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Roundtable on the recent crackdown on Cuba's dissident
FOCAL, Canadian government officials, NGO representatives and academics
April 17, 2003, Ottawa
Related program: Cuba

Latin American Studies Association XXIV Congress (LASA)
March 27-29, 2003, Dallas

Financing Democracy: Political Parties, Campaigns, and Elections
John Graham, Chair, FOCAL Board
March 19, 2003, Washington, D.C.
Related program: Inter-American Affairs
Read the Final Statement of the the Carter Center conference.

The Politics of Transnational Ties: Implications for Research, Communities, Policy, a CERLAC workshop
March 7-8, 2003, Toronto
Related program: Labour Mobility

Crime in the Caribbean Basin: Policy Options for Transnational Crime, a FOCAL conference
Dr. Anthony Maingot, professor at Florida International University
Dr. Jorge Rodriguez Beruff, professor at the University of Puerto Rico
Annmarie Barnes, Senior Director of the Strategic Planning, Policy, Research and Evaluation Department, Ministry of National Security of Jamaica
Sir Ronald Sanders, High Commissioner of Antigua and Barbuda to London and Vice Chairman, Caribbean Financial Action Task Force
March 3, 2003, Ottawa
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Canadian International Development Agency’s Partners Advisory Group meeting on Bolivia
Feb. 13, 2003, Ottawa
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade annual NGO consultation on human rights
Cristina Warren, Program Director of the Research Forum on Cuba, FOCAL
Feb. 4, 2003, Ottawa
Related program: Cuba

Perspectives on Social Inclusion, a symposium
Sharon O'Regan, Deputy Director, FOCAL
Jan. 27, 2003
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

The State of Democracy in South America
John Graham, Chair, FOCAL Board
Jan. 24-26, 2003, Oxfordshire (England)
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

The new political landscape in Brazill: social and economic implications of President da Silva’s government, a FOCAL panel discussion
Denisse Frossard, Fed. Deputy for the Brazilian Social Democratic Party
Fábio Souto Fed. Deputy for the Liberal Front Party
José Ivo Sartori, Fed. Deputy for the Brazilian Democratic Movement
Patrus Ananias, Fed. Deputy for the Workers’ Party
Vicente Paulo da Silva, Fed. Deputy for the Workers’ Party
Jan. 24, 2003, Ottawa

Political Crisis in Venezuela: Domestic and International Dimensions, a brown bag discussion
Jeanette Sautner, Political Officer, Canadian Embassy in Caracas
Renata Wielgosz, Director of the Inter-American Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
John Graham, Chair, FOCAL Board and former Canadian Ambassador to Venezuela
Jan. 22, 2003, Ottawa
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

2002

Meeting on the Hemispheric Summit Implementation Project
FOCAL, Corporación Participa, FLACSO-Chile, UNIANDES and CRIES
Dec. 19-20, 2002, Santiago
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

La Integración Centroamericana y la Defensa de los Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales
Forum co-sponsored by FOCAL
Sharon O’Regan and Claudia Paguaga, FOCAL Analysts
Nov. 21-22, 2002, San José (Costa Rica)
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Conference on the Inter American Democratic Charter
Don Mackay, Executive Director, FOCAL
John Graham, Chair, FOCAL Board
Nov. 11-13, 2002, Vancouver
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Transnational Migration: Causes, Consequences and Strategies for the Incorporation of Central American and Caribbean Immigrants, FOCAL Speaker Series
Patricia Ladolt, professor of Sociology, University of Toronto
Rudi Robinson, senior researcher in International Development, North-South Institute
Nov. 7, 2002, Ottawa
Related program: Labour Mobility

Second Annual Andean Forum on Democracy, Political Representation, Social Exclusion and Security
FOCAL in partnership with the International Development Research Centre
Oct. 28-29, 2002
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies Annual Conference
Paul Haslam, FOCAL Senior Analyst
Oct. 24-26, 2002, Montreal

Forum on Political Reform and Democratic Governance
John Graham, Chair, FOCAL Board
Aug. 29, 2002, Bogotá
The text of Mr. Graham’s remarks can be consulted by clicking here.

Information Session on the Socio-political Impacts of Migration in the Caribbean
Co-hosted by FOCAL and Comité québécois pour la reconnaissance des droits des travailleurs haïtiens en République dominicaine (CQRDTHRD)
Dr Ruben Silié, Director, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO)-Dominican Republic
July 12, 2002, Montreal
Related program: Labour Mobility

Information Session on the Situation of Haitian Migrants in the Dominican Republic
Dr Ruben Silié, Director, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO)-Dominican Republic
July 11, 2002, Ottawa
Related program: Labour Mobility

32nd General Assembly of the Organization of American States
John Graham, Chair, FOCAL Board
Sharon O'Regan, Deputy Director, FOCAL
June 2-4, 2002 Bridgetown (Barbados)
Related program: Haiti; Inter-American Affairs
Report

Annual Meeting of the Regional Civil Society Organizations for Migratory Affairs (RROCM)
Sharon O'Regan, FOCAL Analyst
May 26-30, 2002, Guatemala City
Related program: Labour Mobility

Review of Civil Society Participation in Recent Multilateral Processes Underway Throughout the Region
Laurie Cole, FOCAL Policy Analyst
May 23-24, 2002, Buenos Aires

Inter-Parliamentary Sub-Committee on Human Rights and International Development of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade: Colombia
Gerd Schönwälder and Judy Meltzer, FOCAL Analysts
May 9, 2001

Assessing the impact of remittances on economic development in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, FOCAL Speaker Series
Co-hosted with Action Canada for Population and Development
Dr. Manuel Orozco, Project Director for the Central American Division, Inter-American Dialogue Presentation
March 20, 2002, Ottawa
Related program: Labour Mobility

Roundtable discussion on Cuba's dual economy and convertibility issues
Don Mackay, Executive Director, FOCAL
Cristina Warren, Program Director of the Research Forum on Cuba, FOCAL
March 18-19, 2002, Ottawa
Related program: Cuba 

Remittances as a Development Tool, an Inter-American Development Bank roundtable
Eric Verreault, FOCAL
Feb. 26, 2002, Washington, D.C.
Related program: Labour Mobility

Migración, Desarrollo Regional y Potencial Productivo de las Remesas
Claudia Paguaga, FOCAL
Feb. 14-15, 2002, Guadalajara
Related program: Labour Mobility

Conflict, Peace and Human Rights in Colombia, FOCAL Speaker Series
Bernardo Ortiz, Vice Minister of Defense of Colombia
Alberto Lara, Deputy Director, Human Rights Program, Office of the Vice-President of Colombia
Jan. 25, 2002, Ottawa
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

FOCAL Meeting with High Level Delegation from Peru
Jan. 9, 2002, Ottawa
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

2001

Effects of emotions on political attitudes and actions throughout Cuba's history, FOCAL speaker series
Damián Fernández, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of International Relations at Florida International University (FIU)
Nov. 8, 2001, Ottawa
Related program: Cuba

Gender and culture in contemporary Cuba, FOCAL speaker series
Mayra Vilasís, Co-ordinator, Screenwriting Department, Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión and Associate, Women's Studies Department, University of Havana, discussed.
Oct. 24, 2001, Ottawa
Related program: Cuba

XII Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labour
José Zaragoza, FOCAL Analyst
Oct. 17-19, 2001, Ottawa
Related program: Labour Mobility

The future of the Caribbean and the role of the Caribbean Development Bank, a newsmaker breakfast
Dr. Compton Bourne, President of the Caribbean Development Bank
Oct. 16, 2001, Ottawa
Related program: Private sector

Forum on Strengthening Canada-Mercosur Relations
FOCAL in collaboration with the Canadian Council for the Americas, York University, and Red Mercosur
Sept. 10-11, 2001, Ottawa
Report of the meeting 

Latin American Studies Association (LASA) XXIII International Congress
Cristina Warren, José Zaragoza, and Judy Meltzer, FOCAL Analysts
Sept. 6-8, 2001, Washington D.C.
Related program: Cuba; Haiti

Canada-Cuba relations: A FOCAL roundtable
Michael Small, Ambassador of Canada to Cuba
Sept. 4, 2001, Ottawa
Related program: Cuba

Social sciences and the Cuban state: FOCAL speaker series
Alberto Alvarez, Department of Political Science, Université de Montréal
Gerardo González Núñez, Department of Economics, Universidad Interamericana, Puerto Rico
July 4, 2001, Ottawa
Related program: Cuba

Comparative Foreign Policies towards Cuba: A FOCAL forum
June 15, 2001, Ottawa
Related program: Cuba

Best Business Practices in Cuba
FOCAL conference co-hosted with the Washington D.C.-based National Policy Association (NPA)
June 1, 2001, Montreal
Related program: Cuba

Canadian International Development Agency consultation on its development program in Cuba
Nobina Robinson and Cristina Warren, FOCAL
May 24, 2001
Related program: Cuba

Inter-American Co-operation Beyond Free Trade, an Institut québécois des hautes études internationales (IQHÉI) conference
Gerd Schönwälder and Judy Meltzer, FOCAL Analysts
April 17-19, 2001, Quebec City
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Gouvernance et maintien de la paix en Haïti : le cas de l'appui aux forces de l'ordre, UQAM
José Zaragoza, FOCAL Analyst
March 15-16, 2001, Montréal
Related program: Haiti

2000

Hemispheric Integration: Political, Economic and Social Dimensions
Florencia Jubany, FOCAL Analyst
Dec. 6-8, 2000, Brasilia
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

A Positive Agenda For Brazil-Canada Relations
Florencia Jubany, FOCAL Analyst
Dec. 5, 2000, São Paulo

Seminar on Pan-American Integration
FOCAL seminar co-sponsored with the Centre for Canada-Argentina Studies and the University of Ottawa
Nov. 15-16, 2000, Buenos Aires
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Transition or Succession: the Cuban Dilemma FOCAL speaker series
Carlos Alberto Montaner, founder and Chairman of Unión Liberal Cubana, journalist and writer
Oct. 30, 2000, Ottawa
Related program: Cuba

Building a New Agenda: Hemipsheric Integration and Social Cohesion, Robarts Centre at York University 
Nobina Robinson
July 19, 2000, Toronto

Fostering Economic Security in Latin America and the Caribbean: 6th Annual World Bank Conference
Florencia Jubany, FOCAL Analyst
June 20-21, 2000, Washington, D.C.
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Academic Symposium of the 75th Directing Council of the Inter-American Children's Institute
Nobina Robinson, Executive Director, FOCAL
June 7-9, 2000

Critical Issues in Financial Reform: Latin America, Caribbean and Canadian Perspectives
Pierre Bouchard, FOCAL
June 1-2, 2000, Toronto
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Canada-Chile Commission for Environmental Co-operation: Public Consultation
Florencia Jubany, FOCAL Analyst
June 2000

Meeting with Leaders of the American Assembly’s Western Hemisphere Project
Florencia Jubany, FOCAL Analyst
May 25-29, 2000, San José
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

Canada's Co-operation with Cuba: Opportunities, Obstacles and Key Issues: A FOCAL forum
May 17, 2000, Ottawa
Related program: Cuba

Hands across the hemisphere: Co-operation and connections for the new millennium, Latin American Studies Association (LASA) XXII International Congress
Cristina Warren, Program Director of the Research Forum on Cuba, FOCAL
March 15-19, 2000, Miami
Related program: Cuba

Meeting of the Coordinadora Regional de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales (CRIES)
Cristina Warren, Program Director of the Research Forum on Cuba, FOCAL
Feb. 28-29, 2000, Havana
Related program: Cuba

Cuban Foreign Policy: A University of Toronto roundtable
Cristina Warren, Program Director of the Research Forum on Cuba, FOCAL
Jan. 21, 2000, Toronto
Related program: Cuba

Canada-Cuba Relations, Canadian Centre for Foreign Policy Development (CCFPD) meeting
Nobina Robinson and Cristina Warren, FOCAL
Jan. 18, 2000, Ottawa
Related program: Cuba

1999

Latin America and the Caribbean into the Coming Millennium: Equity, Democracy and Sustainability, FOCAL panels at Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies conference
Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 1999, Ottawa
Related program: Inter-American Affairs

 

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