Co-sponsored by NYU Wagner’s Research Center for Leadership in Action, the NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, NYU Wagner's Office of International Programs, and the Alliance of Latino and Latin American Students.

The pursuit of the public good requires collective action and leadership. The pressing social, economic and political problems facing Latin American countries are complex and exceed the capacity of each of the public, private and social sectors working alone. This series aims to raise awareness and foster discussion about current problems and challenges affecting democratic governance and sustainable development in Latin America. The events will explore the nature of the relationship between the State and civil society and its impact on various developmental outcomes.

Please select the session(s) for which you would like to RSVP.
Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, 12:00pm-1:30pm
The Conceptions of Social Policy: Universalism vs. Targeting
Location: TBD

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, 12:00pm-1:30pm
The Tension Between Representative and Participatory Democracy in Latin America
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map


Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Does Transparency Lead to Accountability? Lessons from Mexican Civil Society
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map


Thursday, Mar. 12, 2009, 12:00pm-1:30pm
The Rise and Performance of Leftist Governments in Latin America
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map


Monday, Apr. 6, 2009, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Culture and Politics in Latin America
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map


Thursday, Apr. 16, 2009, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Local Notions of Development and Indigenous Political Participation
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map