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A Conversation with Jerry Tardieu

Haiti today: the political stalemate, the challenges and the way forward

Tuesday, December 5, 2023
4:00 pm
The Graham Center
GC 150
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL

Co-sponsorship with Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center

 

 

SUMMIT LATIN AMERICA

A TWO-DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Understanding Consumers. Uncovering Business Strengths.
Generating Free Market Insights. Promoting Economic Freedom.

May 3 & 4, 2023
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Student Academic Success Center
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL

Freedom Matters:
The Threat to Democracy, Free Markets
and Hemispheric Security

A
n International Conference

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Tuesday, April 18, 2023
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Management and Research Center, Pavilion
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL

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Past Events

Spring 2024

CEAPI VII Ibero-American Congress


Believe, create, and grow: Ibero-America facing the challenge of growth and productivity.

June 17 to June 19, 2024

Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias
Cartagena, Colombia

Champion of Freedom Dinner & Celebration


Join current and former Latin American Heads of State, American government officials, business trailblazers, celebrities, and other influential leaders.

Friday, May 31, 2024
7:00 pm – Reception
8:30 pm – Dinner & Special Awards

The Phillip & Patricia Frost Museum of Science
1101 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

2nd Summit Latin America


Understanding Consumers, Uncovering Business Trends, Generating Free Market Insights, and Promoting Economic Freedom

Thursday, May 9, 2024
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Friday, May 10, 2024
9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Student Academic Success Center
Florida International University
1401 SW 108th Ave
Miami, FL 33199

Freedom Matters Conference

In Defense of the Free Market: Argentina and the Threat of 21st Century Socialism

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April 25, 2024
9:00 am – 6:00 pm

April 26, 2024
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Freedom of the Press in Colombia 

A Roundtable Discussion with Vicky Dávila, Renowned Colombian Journalist

April 18, 2024
12:00 – 1:30 pm

FIU in Washington D.C.
601 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

A Public Address by His Excellency Javier Milei

Thursday, April 11, 2024
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Mary Anne Wolfe Theater
Biscayne Bay Campus
Florida International University
3000 NE 151st Street, North Miami, FL

Launch of the Index of Bureaucracy 2023 in Peru

Adriana Tudela, Congresswoman of the Republic

Jose Ignacio Beteta, President of the Asociación de Contribuyentes

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
6:00 pm

Auditorio AmCham / Av. Víctor A. Belaúnde 177, San Isidro

A Conversation with the Honorable Elliott Abrams


Foreign Policy Expert and U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela at the U.S. Department of State

Thursday, April 4, 2024
2:00 pm

Management and Advanced Research Center
MARC 340, 3rd Floor
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL

Ibero-America Think Tank Conference


Construendo la alianza iberoamericana

March 18 to 21, 2024

RCU ESCORIAL – MARÍA CRISTINA.
Paseo de los Alamillos, 2. San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid)

A Book Launch Event with His Excellency Iván Duque Márquez, Former President of Colombia


Our Future: A Green Manifesto for Latin America and the Caribbean

Thursday, March 14, 2024
3:00 – 4:30 pm

Management and Research Center
MARC 290, 2nd Floor
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL

Launch of
The Index of Bureaucracy 2023

     His Excellency Iván Duque Márquez, Former President of Colombia

His Excellency Guillermo Lasso, Former President of Ecuador

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
4:00 – 6:00 pm

Management and Research Center, 3rd Floor
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL

Unlocking Mexico’s Potential for Global Partnerships

Monday, March 11, 2024
5:00 – 7:30 pm

FIU in Washington, D.C.
601 New Jersey Ave NW #103
Washington, DC 20001

Inaugural Event with Spring 2024
Senior Leadership Fellows 


The Honorable Francisco Barbosa, Attorney General of Colombia

His Excellency Guillermo Lasso, Former President of Ecuador

The Honorable Kimberly Reed, Former President of The Export – Import Bank of The United States

     The Honorable Carlos VecchioFormer Ambassador of Venezuela to The United States

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
4:00 – 5:30 pm

Management and Research Center, Room 290
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL

Fall 2023

A Conversation with Jerry Tardieu

Haiti today: the political stalemate, the challenges and the way forward

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

The Graham Center
GC 150
4:00 PM
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL

Co-sponsorship with Kimberly Green Latin American and Carribbean Center

 

12th World Strategic Forum

Mastering the World Economy:

The premier international business and policy conference in the Western Hemisphere

November 6 & 7 , 2023

The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Partnership with the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)

 

Leadership and Diplomacy:
The Strategic Intersection

A Conversation with

His Excellency Leonel Fernández
Former President of the Dominican Republic

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
1:00 – 2:30 pm

Management and Research Center, 3rd Floor
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL

 

 

Round Table Discussion:

 The Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Iberoamérica Region

Monday, October 16th, 2023
12:00 – 3:00 pm

Harvard Club of New York City
35 West 44th Street
New York, NY

Co-sponsored with CEAPI

 

A Conversation with

His Excellency Luis Abinader, President of the Dominican Republic

Tuesday, September 19th, 2023
5:00 – 6:00 pm

3 West Club
3 West 51 St, New York , NY

Co-sponsored with CEAPI

 

A Conversation with

His Excellency John Briceño, Prime Minister of Belize

Monday, September 18th, 2023
7:00 – 8:30 pm

The Yale Club New York City
50 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York , NY

Co-sponsored with CEAPI

 

A Conversation with

His Excellency Guillermo Lasso, President of the Republic of Ecuador

Monday, September 18th, 2023
4:30 – 5:30 pm

The Yale Club New York City
50 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York , NY

Co-sponsored with CEAPI

 

Fireside Chat and Private Dinner

with

His Excellency Santiago Peña, President of the Republic of Paraguay

Sunday, September 17th, 2023
6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Harvard Club New York City
35 West 44th Street, New York , NY

Co-sponsored with CEAPI

 

Inaugural Event with Fall 2023 Senior Leadership Fellows


His Excellency Jamil Mahuad, Former President, Republic of Ecuador

His Excellency Juan Guaidó, Former Interim President, Venezuela

Ambassador Robin Bernstein, Former United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic

     Ambassador Miomir Žužul, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Croatia

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Management and Research Center, Room 290
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL

Spring 2023

SUMMIT LATIN AMERICA

A TWO-DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Understanding Consumers. Uncovering Business Strengths.
Generating Free Market Insights. Promoting Economic Freedom.

May 3 & 4, 2023
9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Student Academic Success Center
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL

THE 8TH ANNUAL
HEMISPHERIC SECURITY CONFERENCE (HSC)

A Series of Discussions on “Partnerships in the Decisive Decade”

May 2 & 3, 2023

Hosted by
Adam Smith Center for Economic Freedom
Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy
Latin American and Caribbean Center

 Florida International University
11200 S.W. 8th Street Graham Center Ballrooms
Miami, FL 33199


Freedom Matters:

The Threat to Democracy, Free Markets
and Hemispheric Security

A
n International Conference

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Tuesday, April 18, 2023
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Management and Research Center, Pavilion
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL


Informing Debate, Discourse, and Policy:

Notes from the Think Tank World

James Carafano
Vice President The Heritage Foundation

Monday, April 17, 2023
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Management and Research Center, Room 340
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL

Venezuela 2024: An Opportunity for Change

A Public Address by María Corina Machado
Former Member of the National Assembly of Venezuela
(by Zoom)

Thursday, April 13, 2023
4:00 – 5:00 pm

Management and Research Center, Room 145
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL

The Next Presidential Transition:
Promoting Economic and Individual Freedom

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
4:00 – 5:30 pm

Management and Research Center, Pavilion
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL

Dictatorships in Twenty-First-Century
Latin America

A Conversation with H.E. Osvaldo Hurtado
Former President of the Republic of Ecuador

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
1:00 – 2:30 pm

Management and Research Center, 3rd Floor
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL

The Future of Free Markets 
and Economic Development

 A Conversation with His Excellency Leonel Fernández
Former President of the Dominican Republic

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Management and Research Center, 3rd Floor
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL

Seguridad Jurídica en América Latina:
Una visión desde Argentina

Patricia Bullrich
Former Minister of Security of Argentina

Monday, March 13, 2023
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Management and Research Center, Room 145
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL

Dollarizing a Foreign Economy: The Case of Ecuador

A Conversation with His Excellency Jamil Mahuad
Former President of Ecuador

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Management and Research Center, 3rd Floor
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL

Inaugural Event with Spring 2023 Senior Leadership Fellows


His Excellency Eduardo Frei, Former President, Republic of Chile

His Excellency Alvaro Uribe, Former President, Republic of Colombia

Doctor Kiron Skinner, Former Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State

Her Excellency Fawzia Koofi, Former Vice President of Parliament, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Monday, February 6, 2023
4:00 – 5:30 pm

Management and Research Center, Room 290
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL

Cuba: The Doctrine of the Lie

Panel Discussion with the Author, Orlando Guiterrez-Boronat

Monday, January 30, 2023
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Management and Research Center, StartUp area 3rd Floor
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL

The Fight For Economic Freedom:

A Conversation with Mike Pence
48th Vice President of the United States

Friday, January 27, 2023
2:30 – 3:30 pm

Management and Research Center, Room 290
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL

Economic and Individual Freedom in the Americas: The Case for Paraguay

Roundtable Discussion with Santiago Peña
Presidential Candidate, Republic of Paraguay

Thursday, January 26, 2023
4:00 – 5:00 pm

Management and Research Center, Room 290
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL

Fall 2022

Launch of the Index of Bureaucracy
in Latin America 2022

with H.E. Iván Duque Márquez President of Colombia (2018-2022)
and political, academic, and opinion leaders
from 12 different countries

Thursday, December 1, 2022
4:00 – 6:00 pm

Management and Research Center, Room 290
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL

China and the Use of Sharp and Soft Power in Iberoamerica

The Adam Smith Center for Economic Freedom co-sponsored a virtual panel on “China and the Use of Sharp and Soft Power in Iberoamerica

Thursday, October 20, 2022
1:30 – 3:30 pm

Virtual Event

Democracy Under Attack

A Public Address by His Excellency Mario Abdo Benítez, President of the Republic of Paraguay

Friday, September 23, 2022
10:00 – 11:30 am

Management and Research Center, Room 290
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL

Freedom In The World Today

A Conversation with the
Fall 2022 Senior Leadership Fellows

His Excellency Iván Duque Márquez, President of the Republic of Colombia (2018-2022)

Her Excellency Ava Rossana Guevara, Vice President of the Republic of Honduras (2014-2018)

The Honorable Paula Dobriansky, United States Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs (2001-2009)

Thursday, September 22, 2022
4:00 – 5:30 pm

Management and Research Center, Room 290
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL

Spring 2022

Freedom of the Press in the Americas

A forum with prominent journalists from around the Western Hemisphere

Thursday, April 28, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Management and Research Center, Room 290
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL

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A Conversation on Leadership and Social Responsibility with Mario Kreutzberger, “Don Francisco”

Thursday, April 28, 2022
5:00 – 6:00 pm

Management and Research Center, Room 290
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL

Left and Right in the 21st Century

A forum with academic, media, political, and government dignitaries

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Management and Research Center, Room 290
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL

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Leadership Under Pressure

With Mario Sepulveda,Leader of the 33 Chilean miners trapped for 69 days

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
1:30 – 3:00 pm

Management and Research Center, Room 340
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL

 Natural Law and Economic Freedom

With Richard A. Epstein,  inaugural Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at NYU School of Law

Monday, March 7, 2022
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall, Room 1000
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199

Miami y su Impacto en Ibero-América

Co-sponsored with CEAPI and Rhino

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
1:00 – 3:00 pm

American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora
Coral Gables, FL
1200 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33145

The Great Transformation of Peru into an Export Economy

With Ricardo Marquez Flores, Vice President of Peru (1995-2000)

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
1:30 – 3:00 pm

Management and Research Center, Room 316
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL

The Future of Freedom in the Americas

Co-sponsored with The Libre Institute, La Sociedad Atlas, and FEE en Español

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
4:45 – 7:50 pm

Management and Research Center, Room 290
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL

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A Legacy of Dialogue and Progress in Freedom

His Excellency Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, President of Chile (1995-2000)

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
1:30 – 3:00 pm

Management and Research Center, Room 316
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL

Democracy, Leadership, and the Free Market

His Excellency Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina (2015-2019)

His Excellency Nicolas Monckeberg, President of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile (2012-2013)

Raul Melara Moran, Attorney General of El Salvador (2019-2021)

Loretta Sanchez, Member of the U.S. Congress (1997-2017)


Monday, January 31st, 2022
3:00 – 4:30 pm

Management and Research Center, Room 290
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL

Fall 2021

Seminario Internacional 

La relación entre Estados Unidos e Iberoamérica: perspectiva políticas y económicas

Friday, December 10, 2021
8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Museum of Coral Gables
285 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

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2021 Economic Freedom of the World Network Conference

Co-Sponsored with Florida Atlantic University

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Florida Atlantic University
77 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL

Reception honoring the launch of the Adam Smith Center for Economic Freedom

Thursday, September 30, 2021
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Reagan House
Florida International University
10777 SW 16th St, Miami, FL 33199

A Conversation on Public Service, Democracy, and Economic Freedom

His Excellency Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina (2015-2019)

Thursday, September 30, 2021
4:30 – 5:30 pm

Management and Research Center, Room 290
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL

Encuentro Regional

Desafíos Económicos y Geopolíticos en América Latina y el Caribe
Co-sponsored with Fundación International para la Libertad

Monday & Tuesday, September 27th-28th, 2021

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and over Zoom

A Conversation on Public Service and Economic Freedom

His Excellency Lenin Moreno, President of the Republic of Ecuador (2017-2021)

Francisco Santos, Vice-President of the Republic of Colombia (2002-2010)

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Member of the U.S. Congress (1989 – 2019)

Thursday, September 9, 2021
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Management and Research Center, Room 290
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL