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LATIN AMERICAN EXPERT WHO RECENTLY RESIGNED IN PROTEST
FROM COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
IN DISPUTE OVER KISSINGER
TO SPEAK THURSDAY AT PACE UNIVERSITY
PREVIEW OF POTENTIAL ISSUES IN PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, G-8 MEETINGS
Brazilian and U.S. experts at conference will propose coping with corporate ethical lapses,
transnational diseases and Amazon destruction,
describe environmental “showcase” cities
WHO: Kenneth Maxwell. He resigned last month as senior Latin American expert at the Council on Foreign relations to protest what he says is the Council’s muzzling of information on Henry Kissinger’s role in the 1970s overthrow of Salvador Allende’s socialist regime in Chile.
WHAT: Media availability. Keynote address on whether Brazil is “different” under its new, leftist president Luis Inacio Lula de Silva.
WHEN: Thursday, June 10, 1:30 – 3:00 PM
WHERE: Pace University Downtown Conference Center, 157 William St., 18th floor
WHAT ELSE: Maxwell’s speech sparks a two-day conference (through Friday), using Brazil and the U.S. as case studies, on international problems linked to the environment that will raise issues for the U.S. presidential campaign and forums like the forthcoming G-8 meetings. Pace established the first Brazilian Studies center in the US shortly after World War II and is internationally known for its environmental law and science programs. Including notable Brazilians, panels also will discuss
• Sustainable development in Amazonia, the growing use of law to protect environmental rights, and ways to deal with environmental influences on children’s health, asthma and TB (Thurs. PM);
• Corporate behavior in achieving or undercutting social goals, innovative environmental technologies, Pace’s new “green roof,” and the environmental roles of water systems (Fri. AM);
• The environmental pros and cons of trade policies, and the mechanisms that make the Brazilian cities of Curitiba and Paraty into showcases of sustainable development (Fri. PM).
WHO ELSE: Brazilian presenters will include Jose Claudio de Araujo, mayor of Paraty, Brazil; Sergio Trindade, president of SE2T International, Jorge Alex Athias, lawyer and professor, Universidad Federal do Para in Belem, Brazil; and Arlindo Daibert, head of legal studies for the general prosecutor in Rio de Janeiro.