US - Peru FTA: Impact and Perspectives

The Center for Latin American Issues and the GW Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program jointly hosted a panel discussion on this agreement on October 30, 2008. The panelists are listed below, to view their presentations click the links where applicable.
  • Alvaro Henzler is a consultant for the U.S.-Peru FTA at Peruís Embassy in the United States and is the Economic Assistant to the Ambassador. In addition, he is as professor at both Georgetown University and the Universidad del Pacífico. While earning his degree in economics at the Universidad del Pacífico, he was a consultant to Peruís Vice Minister of Trade and co-led studies of FTAs with the United States, Singapore, and Thailand.

  • Carlos Mateo Paz-Soldan is a partner at DTB Associates, a firm specializing in trade and agriculture policy. He negotiates, promotes, and implements legislation on international trade as well as immigration policy, Native American issues, and fisheries management. His clients range from foreign embassies and businesses to local municipalities and associations. Mr. Paz-Soldan earned his J.D. from The George Washington University in 1993.

  • Josť Raul Perales is Senior Program Associate for the Latin America Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center. He has served as trade policy advisor to the government of Puerto Rico; visiting researcher at institutions in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and France; and has taught at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan. Mr. Perales will begin teaching at the Elliott School of International Affairs in January 2009.

  • Cynthia McClintock (Moderator) is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University, where she has been teaching since 1975. Cynthia earned her B.A. from Harvard University in 1967 and her Ph.D. from M.I.T. in 1976. For the 2006-07 academic year, she has received a fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for her project, "The Majority Runoff Presidential-Election Rule in Latin America."

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