Dr. Leonel Fernández, President of GFDD and FUNGLODE, to Deliver Keynote Address at Sixteenth Annual CAF Conference in Washington DC, Hosted by the CAF Development Bank of Latin America, the OAS and the Inter-American Dialogue

August 23, 2012

On Wednesday, September 5, Dr. Leonel Fernández, President of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) and Former President of the Dominican Republic, will deliver the keynote address during the Sixteenth Annual CAF Conference, hosted by the CAF Development Bank of Latin America, the Organization of American States and the Inter-American

The conference will take place at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington DC on September 5 from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm and on September 6 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

The Sixteenth Annual Conference will address a wide range of topics related to hemispheric affairs, including elections and political trends in Latin America, the implications of the US Presidential Elections on Latin America, Inter-American relations, violence, transnational
crime, drugs and the emergence of a new global South.

The agenda features an impressive list of diplomats, prominent economists and private sector pioneers, and will conclude with an address by Former President of the United States Jimmy Carter.

Speakers will include: Enrique García, President of CAF; Jose Miguel Insulza, Secretary-General, Organization of American States; Michael Shifter, President, Inter-American Dialogue; Carla A. Hills,
Inter-American Dialogue Co-Chair and CEO, Hills & Company; Chris Alden, Professor, London School of Economics; Changyong Rhee, Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank; Mzukisi Qobo, Professor, University of Pretoria; Lu Bo, Deputy Director, American Economic Affairs, CAITEC; Augusto de la Torre, Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank; Harinder Kohli, President & CEO, Centennial Group; Victor Rico, Special Advisor to the President, CAF-Development
Bank of Latin America; Rosario Green, Senator, Mexico; Lázaro Cárdenas, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center International Center for Scholars; Ana María Sanjuan, Professor, Universidad Central de Venezuela; Luis Vicente León, Director, Datanálisis; Dan Restrepo, Former Director of Western Hemisphere Affairs, National Security Council; Clifford Sobel, Former US Ambassador to Brazil; Charles Shapiro, President, Institute of the Americas; Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary, CEPAL; Alejandro
Foxley, President, CIEPLAN; Hasan Tuluy, Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank; Santiago Levy, Vice President for Sectors and Knowledge, Inter-American Development Bank; Moisés Naím, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Luciana León, Member of Congress, Peru; Diego Cánepa, Secretary to the President, Uruguay; Daniel Mejía, Professor, Universidad de los Andes; Fernando Carrera, Head of Secretary of Planning, Guatemala; and Alejandro Hope,
Director of Project "Less Crime, Less Punishment," México Evalua and IMCO.

To access the official agenda, visit: http://www.thedialogue.org/xvi_annual_caf_conference

GFDD and FUNGLODE have long-standing relationships with both the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Dialogue, which have resulted in cooperation on numerous
conferences, discussion panels and projects.

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