October 23, 2010
The Fletcher Symposium on Colombian and Venezuelan Affairs
10:45 am - 12:30 pm
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA, 02155
Concerned by the recent deterioration in Colombian-Venezuelan diplomatic relations and its impact on vulnerable communities, the Andean region and the hemisphere as a whole, a group of committed Fletcher students organized a symposium with high-level experts to spur open and inclusive dialogue. As part of the symposium, CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot participated in a panel discussion entitled "Reclaiming Commerce and Fostering Development in Pursuit of Regional Prosperity." Ricardo Hausmann, director of the Center for International Development at Harvard, and Jose Luis Ramirez, advisor to the Secretary of External Relations at the Organization of American States, also participated.