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The Unit for the Promotion of Democracy
and The Department of External Relations
of the Organization of American States
The Center for Latin American Issues
at The George Washington University

Reflections on the First Anniversary of the Inter-American Democratic Charter

 Monday, September 16, 2002


 9:30 a.m.         Registration

 10:00 a.m.       Introduction

Elizabeth Spehar, Executive Coordinator, Unit for the Promotion of Democracy

 10:05 a.m.        Inaugural Address

Dr. César Gaviria, Secretary General, Organization of American States

 10:25 a.m.        Keynote Address

Introduction: Dr. Susan M. Phillips, Dean, School of Business and Public Management, The George Washington University

The Honorable Alejandro Toledo, President of the Republic of Peru
Americas in the Promotion and Defense of Democracy”

 11:00 a.m.        Question and Answer Period

 11:20 a.m.        Break

 11:30 a.m.        Panel Discussion: The Inter-American Democratic Charter: Its
                         Significance, Applicability and Potential

 Heraldo Muñoz, Minister of Government, Chile
“The Juridical "Value Added" in the Defense and Promotion of Democracy”

 Eduardo Stein, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Guatemala
“Parameters for the Application of the Inter-American Democratic Charter”

 Barbara McDougall, President, Canadian Institute for International Affairs
“Sustained Promotion of Democracy in the Hemisphere”

Colin Granderson, Assistant Secretary General, Foreign and Community Relations, CARICOM Secretariat
“Democracy from a Caribbean Perspective”

 Moderator:  Maria Elena Salinas, News Anchor, Univision

 12:30 p.m.        Question and Answer Period

 1:00 p.m.          Adjournment